STORY OF SONG
“Get Low” is the nineteenth track off of Lil Jon & The East Size Boyz 2002 album “Kings of Crunk”, featuring hip-hop duo the Ying Yang Twins.
“Get Low” is known for being the breakthrough track for the genre of crunk music, which was a sub-genre of hip-hop that emerged in the in the early 1990s, and “Get Low” managed to help it become mainstream. There are three radio edits of the track, due to the profanity and sexually explicit content in the track, with the musicians talking about their sexual desires and using slang terms to describe explicit terms. The songs discusses women in an extremely objectifying and insulting way, showing how the hip-hop genre has changed from the early 2000’s to 2019. The song has been used in many films, as well as being remixed by artists such as Busta Rhymes, Pitbull and Snoop Dogg.
There is no official music video for the track, however there is an audio upload of the song on Lil Jon’s official YouTube channel. Since its upload in April 2015, the video has over 18 million views and over 2,500 comments.
Release Date: 8th October 2002
Songwriter/s: Deongelo Holmes, Vinay Rao, Eric Jackson & Jonathan Smith (Lil Jon)
Producer/s: Lil Jon
Chart Rankings & Accolades: “Get Low” hit many charts in its year of release, ranking at #1 in the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, #10 in the UK, #44 in Switzerland, #23 in Australia, #21 in Austria, #11 in Germany and #28 in New Zealand. The songs ranks at #99 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of Hip-Hop”.