Oh Boy (Cam'ron song)

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"Oh Boy"
Oh Boy.jpg
Single by Cam'ron featuring Juelz Santana
from the album Come Home with Me
ReleasedApril 2, 2002[1]
GenreHip hop
Length3:24
Label
Songwriter(s)Justin Smith, Cameron Giles, LaRon James, Norman Whitfield
Producer(s)Just Blaze
Cam'ron singles chronology
"Welcome to New York City"
(2002)
"Oh Boy"
(2002)
"Hey Ma"
(2002)
Juelz Santana singles chronology
"Oh Boy"
(2002)
"Hey Ma"
(2002)

"Oh Boy" is a 2002 Grammy-nominated hip hop single by Cam'ron from his album Come Home with Me, and features Juelz Santana. "Boy" is an obscure slang term for heroin.[2]

The song samples "I'm Going Down" by Rose Royce. It held the number one chart on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles for five weeks straight. It also held the number one chart on the Hot Rap Tracks. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is produced by Just Blaze who originally made it for Memphis Bleek.[3] The song ranked 89th on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York. The video features cameo appearances from Damon Dash, La La Vazquez, Angie Martinez, Free Marie, DJ Stretch Armstrong, and Huddy 6.

Remixes[edit]

The official remix of this song called "Oh Girl (Oh Boy Remix)". It features Birdman, TQ, and Jim Jones. Jay-Z was also to be on the remix, but his verse was removed by Cam'ron due to the verse containing a diss track to Jay-Z's then-rival rapper Nas.[4]

Mariah Carey recorded and released an answer song to "Oh Boy" in 2002 for her ninth album Charmbracelet called, "Boy (I Need You)". The song features samples from "I'm Going Down" by Rose Royce. Cam'ron also appeared on the song. The remix version also features Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Freeway. It was referred as "Oh Boy Part 3". It is the 2nd official remix of "Oh Boy". The song & the remix version was also produced by Just Blaze.

Lil Wayne freestyled over the instrumental on his 2002 mixtape, SQ1.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic - Oh Boy". AllMusic. Retrieved June 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "Don't Fool with the Dips – A Dipset Retrospective". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "*EXCLUSIVE* "Girls, Girls, Girls" Was Originally for Ghostface. Jay-Z & Eminem in Studio". YouTube.
  4. ^ Cooper, Roman (October 1, 2011). "The Diplomats Talk History With Jay-Z, Deleting His "Oh Boy" Remix Verse". HipHopDX. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana – Oh Boy" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  6. ^ "Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana – Oh Boy". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  7. ^ "Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "Official Hip Hop and R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Camron Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Camron Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Camron Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Camron Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Camron Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "UK Year-End Charts 2002" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  15. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2002". Billboardtop100of.com. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  16. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2002". Billboard. Archived from the original on January 27, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2021.