Blow the Whistle (song)
|"Blow the Whistle"|
|Single by Too $hort|
|from the album Blow the Whistle|
|Released||March 7, 2006|
|Label||Up All Night/Jive|
|Too $hort singles chronology|
"Blow the Whistle" is the first single from Oakland rapper Too $hort's 16th album Blow the Whistle. It was 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 and is his most popular song as a solo artist as of 2017.
Sampling[edit | edit source]
Canadian rapper Drake sampled the beat and paid homage to the intro lyrics on DJ Khaled's hit single "For Free".
American rapper and fellow Bay Area native Saweetie sampled the beat on her 2020 single "Tap In". Too Short gave her his blessing to use the sample.
Usage in media[edit | edit source]
During the 2008 NBA Playoff series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Washington Wizards, Jay-Z made a freestyle to this called "Playoff", responding to negative comments by DeShawn Stevenson on behalf of LeBron James. It was also featured on the soundtrack of NBA 2K13. The song is considered a staple for American strip clubs.
Charts[edit | edit source]
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||70|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||21|
References[edit | edit source]
- Price, Joe (June 17, 2020). "Saweetie Flips Too Short's "Blow the Whistle" for New Track "Tap In"". Complex. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
- Jay-Z Playoff Freestyle — Eighty81.com exclusive Archived April 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Jackson, Scoop (May 1, 2008), "LeBron versus DeShawn: More than words", ESPN.
- "Too Short – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Too Short.
- "Too Short – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Too Short.
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