Girls, Girls, Girls (Jay-Z song)

"Girls, Girls, Girls" is the second single from rapper Jay-Z's album The Blueprint (2001). The single was released on October 2, 2001. It is a playful description of the artist's promiscuous lifestyle. The song contains a sample of "There's Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You" by Tom Brock. The chorus features a lyrical interpolation of "High Power Rap" by Crash Crew. The song has additional vocals sung by Q-Tip, Slick Rick and Biz Markie, but they are not credited as featured guests on the back artwork; they are, however, credited in the album's liner notes.

"Girls, Girls, Girls"
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Single by Jay-Z
from the album The Blueprint
ReleasedOctober 2, 2001
RecordedJuly 2001
GenreHip hop
Producer(s)Just Blaze
Jay-Z singles chronology
"20 Bag Shorty"
"Girls, Girls, Girls"
"Jigga That Nigga"

A remix of the song produced by Kanye West can be found as a hidden track on The Blueprint after the songs "Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)" and the other hidden song "Lyrical Exercise". The remix is composed of new verses by Jay-Z, a new instrumental sampling "Trying Girls Out" by The Persuaders and uncredited vocals from Michael Jackson and Chante Moore. Just Blaze originally produced the song for Ghostface Killah.[1]

Music videoEdit

The video (directed by Marc Klasfeld) was filmed in September 2001 in Los Angeles, California. Jay-Z stated in a 2011 interview that he was in Los Angeles preparing for the shoot when the September 11 terrorist attacks took place:

I flew to L.A. I was shooting a video for a song called 'Girls, Girls, Girls,'" he began. "I'd dropped my album The Blueprint on the same day. And I just remember waking up in LA and thinking everybody was playing, like 'That can't be,' then turning on the TV and it looked like something from one of those apocalyptic movies.

— Jay-Z, in a 2011 interview with[2]

Actresses Carmen Electra, Tamala Jones, and Paula Jai Parker, all make cameo appearances in the song's music video. Damon Dash, Biz Markie, and Kanye West also make brief appearances in the video.

Jay-Z wore the Mitchell & Ness 1947 Washington Redskins jersey of Hall of Fame quarterback Sammy Baugh as well as a 1982 San Diego Padres jersey. This increased demand for the throwback jersey and renewed popular awareness of Baugh.[3]


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 17
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 4
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 9

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2001) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 94
Chart (2002) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 93

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ NadeskaAlexis (2011-09-14). "Jay-Z Shares 9/11 Memories, Dropping "The Blueprint"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  3. ^ Rovell, Darrenn (2003-02-06). "Old-school is new again". Retrieved 2012-07-19.
  4. ^ "Jay-Z Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  5. ^ "Jay-Z Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  6. ^ "Jay-Z Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  7. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2001". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  8. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2002". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2020.