"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 same lyrics, now musically modified to pay homage to the West Coast sound (which was 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"
Single by Masta Ace Incorporated
from the album Sittin' on Chrome and SlaughtaHouse (1995 re-release)
B-side"The B-Side"
ReleasedJanuary 1994
GenreHip hop
LabelDelicious Vinyl
Songwriter(s)Duval Clear, Eric McIntosh, A.A. Brown
Producer(s)Ase One
Masta Ace Incorporated singles chronology
"Jeep Ass Niguh"
"Born to Roll"
"The I.N.C. Ride"

"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 listing edit

A-Side edit

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

B-Side edit

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

Chart history edit

Weekly charts edit

Chart (1994) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 23
Billboard Hot R&B Singles 33
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 5
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 11
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 13
Radio & Records Contemporary Hit Top 40[5] 40

Year-end charts edit

Chart (1994) Position
Billboard Hot Rap Singles[6] 21

References edit

  1. ^ "Masta Ace Incorporated–Born To Roll". Discogs.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Born To Roll". Amazon.com. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Masta Ace Incorporated Biography". Sing365.com. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Born to Roll". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Radio & Records" (PDF). Worldradiohistory.com. 1994-04-15. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  6. ^ Billboard Year-End Hot Rap Singles - 1994. 24 December 1994. pp. 1–20. Retrieved 8 March 2012.