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"Still Tippin'"
Single by Mike Jones featuring Slim Thug & Paul Wall
from the album Who Is Mike Jones?
Released April 12, 2004
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:37 (Explicit version)
Label Asylum, Swishahouse, Warner Bros
Producer Salih Williams
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Mike Jones singles chronology
"Still Tippin'"
(2004)
"Back Then"
(2005)

"Still Tippin" is the first official single taken from the Mike Jones' album Who Is Mike Jones?. The last verse was given to rapper Paul Wall after a feud between Jones and fellow artist Chamillionaire, resulting in Chamillionaire's departure from Swishahouse.

The beat, produced by Salih Williams, the chorus features a very slowed-down, hypnotic refrain from an older Swishahouse song of Slim Thug from year's past. In an interview with MTV, Jones stated that the "tippin'" of the title is a synonym for "cruising" (i.e. driving). He also added that the following lines refer to "the spokes that you see sticking out" wrapped in vogue tires, which he states "were made in 1984 by Cadillac and those were the most popular ones at the time": "Still tippin' on four fours [rims], wrapped in four vogues [tires]".[1]

The song featured an innovative video directed by Dr. Teeth who earned a Video Music Award nomination for his work. After the success of "Still Tippin'", Dr. Teeth's name became attached to some of the hottest videos of 2006 year, including Paul Wall's "Sittin' Sideways" and Mike Jones' "Back Then," among others. Dr. Teeth vision crafted the vision for the Houston explosion setting The career for Paul Wall Mike Jones & Slim Thug, but for those not familiar with the rising director, he has been putting in work in various places like BET and CBS, working behind-the-scenes for years.

According to CD Now the album was released in 2003 on Swishahouse's The Day Hell Broke Loose 2 AKA Major Without A Major Deal album, but due to word of mouth, and the infamous X-rated version seen on BET: Uncut released in spring of the following year, by late 2004 the song received major radio rotations, and an edited version of the video was released. A remix of the song, featured 50 Cent, Young Buck and Spider Loc. The remix is called "Bitch What U Know About". Also as freestyle of this song by Ludacris in the mixtape The Preview called Still Spittin'.

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Original version

The version of "Still Tippin'" released on Mike Jones's album is actually a remix of the original version featuring Slim Thug, Chamillionaire and Mike Jones. When Chamillionaire and Mike Jones started their rivalry, Jones took the track, placed it on a different beat and cut Chamillionaire off it. He then got Paul Wall to record a verse and used it as a substitute for the cut verse. The original version of the song can be heard as Track 20 on disc 3 of Chamillionaire's Mixtape Messiah.

This song is known as the "Southern Anthem" in many places because it was one of the first hits from the south to receive heavy rotation on the radio.

Chart positions

Charts (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 60
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 26
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 14
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 64

References

Switch

The beat for the song "Still Tippin", was used on Lupe Fiasco's mixtape in a song called "Switch". It is one of Lupe's most popular mixtape songs- garnering millions of views on YouTube.

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