Blow the Whistle (song)

"Blow the Whistle" is the first single from Oakland rapper Too $hort's 16th album Blow the Whistle. It is produced by Lil Jon. The song features a refrain of the words "blow the whistle," followed by a series of whistle blasts. Despite not charting on the Billboard Hot 100, it is considered his signature song[1] and is his most popular song as a solo artist as of 2017.

"Blow the Whistle"
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Single by Too $hort
from the album Blow the Whistle
ReleasedMarch 7, 2006
FormatCD single
Recorded2006
GenreHip hop
Length2:48
LabelUp All Night/Jive
Songwriter(s)Todd Shaw
Producer(s)Lil Jon
Too $hort singles chronology
"The Ghetto"
(1990)
"Blow the Whistle"
(2006)
"Bitch"
(2010)

SamplingEdit

Canadian rapper Drake samples the beat and pays homage to the intro lyrics in DJ Khaled's hit single For Free.[2]

Usage in mediaEdit

During the 2008 NBA Playoff series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards, Jay-Z made a freestyle to this called "Playoff",[3] responding to negative comments by DeShawn Stevenson on behalf of LeBron James. It was also featured on the soundtrack of NBA 2K13.[4] The song is considered a staple for American strip clubs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/drake-brought-out-steph-curry-and-draymond-green-for-too-short-performance-at-oracle-arena-news.24095.html
  2. ^ http://www.whosampled.com/DJ-Khaled/For-Free/
  3. ^ Jay-Z Playoff Freestyle — Eighty81.com exclusive Archived April 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Jackson, Scoop (May 1, 2008), "LeBron versus DeShawn: More than words", ESPN.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[1] 70
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[2] 21