Whoa! (Black Rob song)

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"Whoa!"
Black Rob Whoa!.jpg
Single by Black Rob
from the album Life Story
Released February 15, 2000 (2000-02-15) (US)
May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15) (Europe)
September 12, 2000 (2000-09-12) (UK)
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 1999
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 4:07
Label
Songwriter(s) R. Ross
Producer(s) Buckwild
Black Rob singles chronology
"Whoa!"
(2000)
"Bad Boy for Life"
(2001)
"Whoa!"
(2000)
"Bad Boy for Life"
(2001)
Music video
"Whoa!" on YouTube

"Whoa!" was the lead single released from Black Rob's debut album, Life Story. The song was produced by Diggin' in the Crates Crew member Buckwild. Released in early 2000, "Whoa!" became Black Rob's biggest hit. It narrowly missed the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 43, and reached the top 10 on both the R&B and Rap charts. To date, it remains Rob's only solo single to have reached the Hot 100.

In addition to Life Story, "Whoa!" has also appeared on the compilations The Source Hip Hop Music Awards 2000, Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits, and Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Jeff Richter, the video features Rob alongside Puffy and a bunch of people near a New York street. It then shows Rob entering a strip club complete with television screens and strippers dancing as he's partying with the people around him. Midway through, Black Rob gets a call from Puffy telling him that he's bringing in the truck, with Black Rob and the other strippers replying to pull up near the fire escape. As P. Diddy is driving he turns up the radio volume to listen to the aforementioned song, unaware that he's driving up to a one-way street. He panics as he tries to turn the truck away from incoming cars, spinning it around as it almost hits a man carrying groceries (with both him and P. Diddy saying the aforementioned title in response to what happened). The truck ends up under the fire escape where Black Rob is waiting as he jumps onto the flatbed with fireworks exploding from it. The truck continues to drive along the streets with both Black Rob and Puffy on the flatbed. Intercut are scenes of Rob near a brick background and driving various vehicles at high speed along with his friends.

Formats and track listing[edit]

  • US 12" Vinyl[1]
    • A1. "Whoa!" (Radio Mix) – 4:07
    • A2. "Whoa!" (Club Mix) – 4:10
    • B1. "Whoa!" (Instrumental) – 4:07
    • B2. "Whoa!" (Acappella) – 4:10
    US CD maxi-single[2]
    • 1. "Whoa!" (Radio Mix) – 4:07
    • 2. "Whoa!" (Instrumental) – 4:10
    • 3. "Call Out Research Hook" – 0:10
    Europe CD[3]
    • 1. "Whoa!" (Radio Edit) – 3:05
    • 2. "Whoa!" (Album Version) – 4:05
    • 3. "I Love You Baby" – 3:39

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 43
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 9
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 8
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[7] 24

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (2000) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard)[8] 45
US Hot Rap Singles (Billboard)[9] 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black Rob - Whoa! (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Black Rob - Whoa! (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Black Rob - Whoa! (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Black Rob Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Black Rob Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "Black Rob Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  7. ^ "Black Rob Chart History (Rhythmic)" Billboard. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  8. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks - 2000. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot Rap Singles - 2000. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 

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