Tell Me When to Go

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"Tell Me When to Go"
Single by E-40 featuring Keak da Sneak
from the album My Ghetto Report Card
Released February 1, 2006
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre West Coast hip hop
Rap/Hip hop
Hyphy, Crunk
Length 3:57
Label BME, Asylum
Writer(s) Earl Stevens, Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels
Producer(s) Lil Jon
E-40 singles chronology
"Snap Yo Fingers"
"Tell Me When to Go"
"U and Dat"
Keak da Sneak singles chronology
- "Tell Me When to Go"
"Fast (Like a Nascar)"

"Tell Me When to Go" is the first single from E-40's BME/Warner Bros. debut, My Ghetto Report Card. Keak da Sneak is also featured on the track. It was produced by Lil Jon, and one of the first singles to kick off the hyphy movement on a national level. The song reached #35 in the U.S. and is Keak's only top 40 hit there.

The song samples "Dumb Girl" by Run-DMC.

Music video[edit]

The music video features cameo appearances from D-Shot, Dem Hoodstarz, Haji Springer, Too Short, Lil' Jon, Rick Rock, The Federation, Battle Loco, Lil' Scrappy, J. Valentine, Mistah F.A.B., Big Rich, Turf Talk, The Crest Creepaz and Frank D.

Live performances[edit]

"Tell Me When to Go" was performed live, the day before the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in a club in New York City. This performance featured E-40 and Lil Jon rapping, while a rock instrumental was played by Metal Skool. The event was held at Snitch, a rock-themed club.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 35
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 37
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 8
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 50


The official remix features a new verse from E-40 and features Kanye West, Ice Cube, and The Game.

The "Super Hyphy Remix" includes the features the entire Hyphy roster. It features Too Short, B-Legit, Clyde Carson, Turf Talk, Richie Rich, San Quinn, The Federation, Hoodstarz, Messy Marv, Mistah F.A.B., Yukmouth, Big Rich, PSD, J-Diggs and Balance. At the start of the song, E-40 proclaims "RIP Mac Dre, Dre you supposed to be on this one baby", referring to rapper Mac Dre, who is considered the originator of the Hyphy Movement.

Another remix was done by Chingo Bling entitled "Tell Me When to Go (Remix)" from the album "They All Want Him, But who Can Afford Him"

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