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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.

"Bling Bling"
B.G. Bling Bling.jpg
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 (1999-03-30)
Format
Recorded 1998
Genre
Length 5:12 (Album Version)
3:52 (Radio Edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
B.G. singles chronology
"Bling Bling"
(1999)
"Top Back"
(2006)

"Bling Bling"
(1999)
"Top Back"
(2006)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Back That Thang Up"
(1999) Back That Thang Up1999
"Bling Bling"
(1999) Bling Bling1999
"Number One Stunna"
(2000) Number One Stunna2000

Contents

Critical receptionEdit

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."[1]

ChartsEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
position[2]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 36
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kramer, Kyle (July 6, 2013). "Nineteen Great Songs Made By Teenage Rappers in the Last 19 Years: B.G. "Bling Bling" (1999)". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "B.G. Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 15, 2012.

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