Born to Roll (song)

"Born to Roll" is a single by Masta Ace Incorporated. Released initially as a standalone single in 1994, "Born To Roll" is the West Coast remake of "Jeep Ass Niguh" (the hit single from their 1993 debut album SlaughtaHouse) with the all the same lyrics intact, now musically modified to pay homage to the West Coast sound (which was extremely popular by this time) and the lowrider scene, keeping with the theme of cars and loud, booming music. Group leader Masta Ace was the sole performer of the song, as well as the sole producer of this version under the credit of Ase One.[1][2][3][4]

"Born to Roll"
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Single by Masta Ace Incorporated
from the album Sittin' on Chrome and SlaughtaHouse (1995 re-release)
B-side"The B-Side"
ReleasedJanuary 1994
Recorded1992/1993
GenreHip hop
Length4:07
LabelDelicious Vinyl
Songwriter(s)Duval Clear, Eric McIntosh, A.A. Brown
Producer(s)Ase One
Masta Ace Incorporated singles chronology
"Jeep Ass Niguh"
(1993)
"Born to Roll"
(1994)
"The I.N.C. Ride"
(1995)

"Born To Roll" became Masta Ace's biggest chart hit, peaking at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also at #5 on the Hot Rap Singles chart, garnering relatively greater popularity than its original East Coast counterpart. The success of the song led to its inclusion on the group's second album, Sittin' on Chrome in 1995 and eventually as a bonus track on the subsequent re-release of the SlaughtaHouse album that same year.

Single track listingEdit

A-SideEdit

  1. "Born to Roll" (Album Version) – 4:14
  2. "Born to Roll" (Instrumental) – 4:14

B-SideEdit

  1. "The B-Side" – 4:08
  2. "Born to Roll" (Sextrumental) – 2:26

Chart historyEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 23
Billboard Hot R&B Singels 33
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 5
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 11
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 13

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1994) Position
Billboard Hot Rap Singles[5] 21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Masta Ace Incorporated–Born To Roll". discogs.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Born To Roll". Retrieved 1 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Masta Ace Incorporated Biography". sing365.com. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Born to Roll". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot Rap Singles - 1994. 24 December 1994. Retrieved 3-8-2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)