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R U Ridin

"Ridin'" is a song by American rapper Chamillionaire, released as the lead single from his debut studio album The Sound of Revenge (2005). The song, produced

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2006 single by Chamillionaire This article is about the Chamillionaire single. For the Mýa song, see Ridin' (Mýa song). "Ridin'"Single by Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bonefrom the album The Sound of RevengeReleasedJanuary 12, 2006FormatRecorded2005GenreGangsta rap, Southern hip hopLength5:02
4:08 (radio edit)LabelSongwriter(s)Producer(s)Play-N-SkillzChamillionaire singles chronology "Turn It Up"
(2005) "Ridin'"
(2006) "Get Up"
(2006) Krayzie Bone singles chronology "Get'chu Twisted"
(2005) "Ridin'"
(2006) "Spit Your Game"
(2007) "Ridin'", from the Chamillionaires debut solo album Sound of Revenge.

"Ridin'" is a song by American rapper Chamillionaire, released as the lead single from his debut studio album The Sound of Revenge (2005). The song, produced by Play-N-Skillz, features a guest appearance from fellow American rapper Krayzie Bone, of Bone Thugs n Harmony. Its title is often incorrectly assumed to be "Ridin' Dirty", due to the chorus. The lyrics concern racial profiling and police brutality, as well as the stereotyping of African-Americans driving a vehicle with drugs or other contraband on the inside ("Riding dirty").

Contents Music video

The music video shows cops abusing their powers, though Chamillionaire does admit to various crimes of this being promoted, including DWI and prostitution. He juxtaposes police actions with wrestling scenes to show how the police allegedly treat suspects. The music video, filmed in Dallas, Texas, features cameo appearances from Tom Lister Jr., Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Play-N-Skillz, Chingo Bling, OG Ron C, Big Tuck, and Chamillionaire's younger brother Rasaq.


The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. for two weeks and peaked at number two in the United Kingdom, behind Shakira when it was released. At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, "Ridin'" won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and received a nomination for Best Rap Song. It was awarded the last Best Rap Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006. The song ranked number three on Rolling Stone's "100 Best Songs of 2006" and #6 on BET's "Top 100 Music Videos Of 2006". It was the best selling ringtone in 2006, with 3.2 million sales, certified by the RIAA as the first multi-platinum Mastertone artist in history.[1]

The song is played after Houston Astros victories and has also become an Internet meme in image macros. Spunk rock band Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer has covered the song live. Ridin' Dirty is the title of the 1996 album by UGK. Chamillionaire often cites this as one of his all-time favorite records.[2]

Chart performance

"Ridin'" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 88 the week of February 25, 2006.[3] Eight weeks later, it moved eight spots from number 12 to number 4 the week of April 29, 2006[4] and stayed there for two weeks.[5] It peaked at number one and stayed there for two weeks. This gave both artists their first Hot 100 number-one hit in their career. It stayed on the chart for thirty-one weeks.[6] In New Zealand, the song debuted at number 3, then moved to number 2 the next week where it peaked at and stayed for 7 consecutive weeks, being kept from the top by Nelly Furtado's Promiscuous, which topped the chart for 5 weeks, then Justin Timberlake's Sexyback, which dethroned Furtado and kept Ridin at number 2.

Later adaptation

On July 17, 2006, Chamillionaire announced via bulletin on his official Myspace page that American parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded a parody of "Ridin'" for his new album Straight Outta Lynwood (released on September 26, 2006). The parody, called "White & Nerdy" also featured a music video and was released as the lead single from the album. Chamillionaire stated in an interview that he enjoyed the parody of the song written by Yankovic, and was surprised by Yankovic's rapping ability.[7]

Track listing

UK 12"[8]

  1. "Ridin'" (Album Version)
  2. "Ridin'" (UK Remix) (featuring Sway)
  3. "Ridin'" (Instrumental)

UK CD[9]

  1. "Ridin'" (Radio Edit) – 3:45
  2. "Ridin'" (Album Version) – 5:03

UK CD – Enhanced[10]

  1. "Ridin'" (Album Version)
  2. "Think I'm Crazy"
  3. "Ridin'" (UK Remix) (featuring Sway)
  4. "Ridin'" (Instrumental)
  5. "Ridin'" (Video)

US CD – maxi single (Promo)[11]

  1. "Ridin'" (Radio Edit) (featuring Krayzie Bone) – 4:07
  2. "Ridin'" (Main) (featuring Krayzie Bone) – 5:06
  3. "Ridin'" (Instrumental) – 4:58
Remixes and parodies

The remixes feature the following artists:

Charts Weekly charts Chart (2006) Peak
position Australia (ARIA)[12] 24 Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 13 France (SNEP)[14] 40 Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 8 Ireland (IRMA)[16] 2 New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17] 2 Scotland (Official Charts Company)[18] 5 Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 25 Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 19 UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 2 UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[22] 1 US Billboard Hot 100[23] 1 US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[24] 7 US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[25] 3 US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[26] 2 US Pop 100 (Billboard)[27] 3 US Rhythmic (Billboard)[28] 1

Year-end charts Chart (2006) Position Germany (Official German Charts)[29] 67 UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[30] 41 US Billboard Hot 100[31] 8 US Rhythmic (Billboard)[32] 3

Certifications Region Certification Certified units/sales Germany (BVMI)[33] Gold 150,000^ United Kingdom (BPI)[34] Silver 200,000^ United States (RIAA)[35] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history Country Date United States January 12, 2006 United Kingdom September 14, 2006 See also References
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  34. '^ "British single certifications – Chamillionaire – Ridin'". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Ridin in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  35. ^ "American single certifications – Chamillionaire – Ridin'". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
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