Bling Bling (song)
"Bling Bling" is a single by New Orleans rapper B.G., released as the first single from his fifth studio album Chopper City in the Ghetto. It features Hot Boys and Big Tymers. The song peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it B.G.'s most successful single to date. The unedited dirty album version features verses from, in order, Birdman, Turk, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, and B.G.. Lil Wayne does the chorus & outro, but does not have a verse. The clean and radio edited version features a verse from Lil Wayne in place of Turk, & Lil Wayne still does the chorus, however some edits keep the Turk verse and mutes obscenities while the other has Wayne verse with a mix of amended lyrics and muting obscenities and another edit that backmasking profanity. The song helped give mainstream popularity to the hip-hop slang term "bling bling", a term denoting shiny jewelry, flashy, elaborate dress or decadent shows of wealth.
|Single by B.G. featuring Hot Boys and Big Tymers|
|from the album Chopper City in the Ghetto and All About the Benjamins (soundtrack)|
|Released||March 30, 1999|
5:12 (Album Version)|
3:52 (Radio Edit)
|B.G. singles chronology|
|Lil Wayne singles chronology|
In 2013, Complex added the song in its list of nineteen great songs made by teenage rappers in the last 19 years. Complex editor Kyle Kramer said "Featuring carefree money boasts over a spry Mannie Fresh beat, the song still sounds relevant today in the Young Money era, proving the staying power of both diamonds and youth."
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||36|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||13|