Tipsy (song)

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Tipsy cover.jpg
Single by J-Kwon
from the album Hood Hop
ReleasedJanuary 12, 2004 (2004-01-12)
Genre Hip hop
Producer(s) Trackboyz
J-Kwon singles chronology
"You & Me"

"Tipsy" is the debut single by American rapper J-Kwon, released through So So Def Recordings and Arista Records on January 12, 2004, as the lead single from his debut studio album, Hood Hop (2004). Written by J-Kwon alongside Joe Kent and Mark Williams, "Tipsy" was produced by American production team Trackboyz.



It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 17, 2004, after 14 weeks on the chart, and it peaked at number 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. [1] Outside the United States, "Tipsy" peaked within the top ten of charts in Australia and the United Kingdom, but on the UK R&B singles chart the song had peaked at number 1. To date, "Tipsy" has been J-Kwon's biggest and only hit, with his next single "You and Me" being a moderate success peaking in the Top 20 on the U.S. Rap chart. J-Kwon was 17 at the time of the release of "Tipsy", a song considered an ode to underage drinking.[ citation needed ]

Music video

In the video, J-Kwon holds a house party. The video pays homage to House Party, Risky Business , and the music video of the song "Gin and Juice". So So Def's Daz Dillinger, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, and Derrty's Murphy Lee make cameo appearances. Comedian and actor Lavell Crawford also makes an appearance at the end and beginning as J-Kwon's father.


The official remix (frequently referred to as "Still Tipsy") features fellow St. Louis rappers Chingy and Murphy Lee. Sway DaSafo sampled the song's beat for "Pepsi", an anti-drinking spoof song on his debut album.



RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [23] Platinum70,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) [24] Gold400,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

United StatesJanuary 12, 2004 [25]
February 17, 2004 Contemporary hit radio [26]
United KingdomJuly 12, 2004CDArista [27]

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