Ridin

Album: The Sound Of Revenge (2006)
Charted: 2 1

Songfacts®:

  • "Ridin Dirty" means driving with illegal drugs or firearms in the car. Chamillionaire sings about racial profiling and how he is often pulled over by police due to the color of his skin and the volume of his music, but they never catch him with illegal substances.
  • Krayzie Bone from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony raps on this with Chamillionaire.
  • The video implies that police abuse their power, and has wrestling scenes to show how they treat suspects. All members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, as well as Tom Lister Jr., Play-N-Skillz, and Chamillionaire's younger brother Rasaq appear in the video. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR
  • Weird Al Yankovic did a parody of this called "White And Nerdy." Sample lyric: "My rims never spin, to the contrary, you'll find that they're quite stationary."
  • Chamillionaire won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for this song. Afterwards, he approached Weird Al Yancovic on the red carpet, and thanked him for the "White and Nerdy" lampoon. The rapper told him, "I think your parody is a big reason why I won this Grammy, because you made it undeniable that my song was the rap song of the year."

Comments: 3

  • Jadon from Port Saint Lucie, FlGood message, but I prefer White & Nerdy.
  • Jessie from Dallas, TxI have to say it's a weird song, but I like it a lot
  • Gavin from Sydney, Australiathe west coast remix with dj quik in it is way better than the original.
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