Attention (Fat Joe song)

"Attention" is a song by American hip hop artist Fat Joe, in collaboration with American singer Chris Brown and American rapper Dre. It was released as a digital download on July 23, 2018 as the third stand-alone single from the duo made of Fat Joe and Dre.[2] The song was produced by Scott Storch.[3]

"Attention"
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Single by Fat Joe featuring Chris Brown and Dre
ReleasedJuly 23, 2018
Recorded2018
Genre
Length4:01
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Scott Storch
Fat Joe singles chronology
"Don't Know"
(2018)
"Attention"
(2018)
"Pullin'"
(2019)
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Date Night (Same Time)"
(2018)
"Attention"
(2018)
"Overdose"
(2018)
Music video
"Attention" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

Joe and Brown previously tag-teamed on their 2011 single "Another Round", that was certified gold by RIAA. According to Fat Joe, collaborate with Brown for "Another Round" in the studio was simply a no-brainer. "It’s always an honor to work with Chris," Joe tells Billboard. "He’s just a beautiful talent. Me and Dre said we need Chris on here [and] it would be fire".

"Attention" was supposed to be the lead single of Joe and Dre's collaborative project, however it ended up not being on it.[4]

Composition and lyricsEdit

The song was written by Fat Joe, Chris Brown and Dre, and was produced by Scott Storch. Musically "Attention" is a midtempo song that runs for four minutes and one second. In the song Fat joe raps about Joe raps at length about women vying for a second chance after things have gone sour. "Ever since I put that ass in detention/You were showing ass on the crack for attention," Joe raps. Brown then delivers a hook directed at his female opportunists. "Now, you're calling me for attention, fiending for attention/say you're looking for that action, get my name all in your mentions/Oh, now you're coming to your senses," Brown croons.[4]

Music videoEdit

On August 6, 2018, Fat Joe announced that they shot the video that day, and later on September 4, 2018, he released the music video for "Attention", directed by Eif Rivera, on his YouTube and Vevo account. The video was shot in Los Angeles City[5]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 75
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fat Joe, Dre and Chris Brown Link Up for New Song 'Attention'". XXL. July 24, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Attention – Single by Fat Joe, Chris Brown & Dre". Apple Music. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "Chris Brown Features On Fat Joe & Dre's 'Attention'". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Fat Joe & Dre Refuse to Give Second Chances on New Song 'Attention' Featuring Chris Brown: Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "Fat Joe & Chris Brown Shoot 'Attention' Video". Rap-Up. Retrieved May 9, 2021.
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Fat Joe – Attention". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 17, 2019.