Chopped 'n' Skrewed

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"Chopped 'n' Skrewed" is the second single released from R&B singer-songwriter T-Pain's third album, Thr33 Ringz. The song features American rapper Ludacris.[1] It was first released on the Canadian iTunes on September 22, 2008, the same day the song was also added to T-Pain's MySpace. It was released in the US on iTunes on September 30.

"Chopped 'n' Skrewed"
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Single by T-Pain featuring Ludacris
from the album Thr33 Ringz
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2008
Recorded2008
GenreR&B, hip hop, chopped and screwed
Length4:23
LabelNappy Boy/Konvict/Jive
Songwriter(s)Faheem Rasheed Najm, David Balfour, Christopher Bridges
Producer(s)T-Pain
T-Pain singles chronology
"Go Hard"
(2008)
"Chopped 'n' Skrewed"
(2008)
"Freeze"
(2008)
Ludacris singles chronology
"Wish You Would"
(2008)
"Chopped 'n' Skrewed"
(2008)
"Undisputed"
(2008)
Music video
"Chopped & Skrewed" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

The song has a futuristic beat and creates different scenarios about men being misled and blown off by women. The title and style of the song refers to the chopped and screwed genre of music created in Texas. It also features the autotune feature to produce its static and powerful beat

T-Pain performed the song on Saturday Night Live on November 22, 2008 with Ludacris, along with "One More Drink". At the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards, T-Pain and Ludacris performed the song along with Lil Wayne. The instrumental of the song was used in a commercial bumper on Adult Swim, which T-Pain is associated with.[2]

Music videoEdit

The video, which features elements from "Can't Believe It", was expected to be released on October 14, along with the single release of the album's third single "Freeze," according to the iTunes Store countdown to Thr33 Ringz.[3] However it was released on October 12 and can be viewed on T-Pain's YouTube account. The video features a cameo from DJ Khaled and Sophia Fresh.

RemixesEdit

The song was mashed up with The Pains of Being Pure At Heart by The Hood Internet.[4] A remix of the song which featured R. Kelly was leaked on the Internet. There is also a remix by S.U.C. It is featured on Swishahouse mixtape Final Chapter 8.

Chart positionsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2008–09) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 14
UK R&B Chart 24
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 27
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 3
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[8] 63

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2009) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 31

In the U.S., "Chopped 'n' Skrewed" was certified Gold by the RIAA, signifying sales of over 500,000 singles.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thr33 Ringz Listening Party
  2. ^ Bumpworthy.com - adult swim bumps: Sports Observation
  3. ^ Countdown to Thr33 Ringz. Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine iTunes. Accessed October 4, 2008.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2010-02-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "T-Pain feat. Ludacris – Chopped N Skrewed". Top 40 Singles.
  6. ^ "T-Pain Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "T-Pain Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Thr33 Ringz - T-Pain | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  10. ^ RIAA