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Single by 50 Cent featuring G-Unit and Snoop Dogg
from the album Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Released August 12, 2003
Format 12" maxi single
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:09 (Album Version)
4:17 (Clean Radio Rmx)
Label Aftermath, Interscope, Shady
Writer(s) 50 Cent
Producer Kon Artis
Certification 3x Platinum (RIAA)
Platinum (ARIA)
Gold (RIANZ)
50 Cent singles chronology
"21 Questions"
"If I Can't"
Get Rich or Die Tryin' track listing
"Back Down"
"Like My Style"

"P.I.M.P." is a song written by 50 Cent for 50 Cent's commercial debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003), released as the third single from it. The song is recognized with its steel drum tune. An official remix of the song was made, featuring Snoop Dogg, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck which was more successful than the original version.

The first "P.I.M.P. Remix" was featured on DJ Whoo Kid's G-Unit Radio Pt.1 mixtape. It featured a verse and chorus from Snoop Dogg and a new 50 Cent verse.

The second "P.I.M.P. (Remix)" features G-Unit and Snoop Dogg and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song begins with 50 Cent's first verse from the original version, followed by verses from Snoop Dogg, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck.


Music video

The music video was directed by Chris Robinson and features the four rappers rapping with topless women, including Adriana Sage and Francine Dee. On July 15, 2003, the video debuted on MTV's Total Request Live at number nine and stayed on the chart for fifty days.[1] At the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, it was nominated for Best Rap Video, but lost to Jay-Z's "99 Problems".[2]

Official versions


Chart (2003)[3][4][5] Peak
Australian Singles Chart 2
Austrian Singles Chart 12
Belgium Singles Chart 10
Canadian Singles Chart 1
Dutch Singles Chart 8
Danish Singles Chart 5
Finnish Singles Chart 10
French Singles Chart 25
German Singles Chart 5
Greece Singles Chart 7
Irish Singles Chart 4
Italian Singles Chart 10
New Zealand Singles Chart 2
Norwegian Singles Chart 4
Romanian Singles Chart[6] 2
Swedish Singles Chart 8
Swiss Singles Chart 4
UK Singles Chart 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 3
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 1


  1. ^ TRL Archive – Debuts. PopFusion. Accessed August 25, 2007.
  2. ^ MTV Video Music Awards History: Best Rap Video. Rock on the Net. Accessed August 25, 2007.
  3. ^ 50 Cent - P.I.M.P. - Music Charts. July 8, 2007.
  4. ^ Billboard Singles. Allmusic. Accessed July 8, 2007.
  5. ^ 50 Cent P.i.m.p. @ Accessed July 8, 2007.
  6. ^ "Romanian Top 100" Please see "Issue 5" of the year 2004

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