Po Pimp

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"Po Pimp"
Single by Do or Die featuring Twista
from the album Picture This
B-side "Promise"
Released July 16, 1996
Format Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Recorded 1996
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:54
Label Rap-a-Lot
Writer(s) Do or Die
Producer(s) The Legendary Traxster
Do or Die chronology
"Po Pimp"
(1996)
"Still Po Pimpin"
(1998)

"Po Pimp" is the debut single by Do or Die, it served as the lead single from their debut album, Picture This. The song was produced by The Legendary Traxster and featured a guest verse from fellow Chicago rapper Twista and vocals from R&B singer Johnny P.

Background[edit]

"Po Pimp" was originally released independently in the group's native Chicago. The song became a local hit and caught the attention of prominent Houston-based hip hop label Rap-a-Lot Records, who signed the trio to a record deal. Rap-a-Lot then released "Po Pimp" nationwide in the summer of 1996 and it quickly became a breakthrough hit for the trio. It peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 19 and also reached No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. By the end of 1996, "Po Pimp" had become one of the most popular and best selling singles of the year; it sold 600,000 copies, earning a gold certification from the RIAA, and was listed in Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1996 at No. 91.[1][2]

This song, later, had 4 sequels: "Still Po Pimpin" from "Headz Or Tailz", "Sex Appeal" from "Back 2 Tha Game" and "Do U?" from "Pimpin Ain't Dead", the 4th sequel is on "Category F5" by Twista called "Yo Body"

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Po Pimp" (Radio Version)- 3:57
  2. "Po Pimp" (Dirty Version)- 4:00
  3. "Promise"- 4:39
  4. "Promise" (Instrumental)- 4:39

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard (BPI Communications Inc.) 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Do or Die biography at Allmusic.com". Allmusic.com. 2010-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  4. ^ "American single certifications – Do or Die – Po Pimp". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH