Who Dat

Album: single release only (2010)
Charted: 93

Songfacts®:

  • American Rapper Jermaine Cole, better known by his stage name J.Cole, was the first artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label. Cole first came to the public's attention when he dropped a guest verse on Hova's aptly titled "A Star is Born."
  • This is the first single from his debut album, Cole World. Cole explained to Vibe magazine that he chose this to be his first single "because it's really about the beat and the raps and not much more. It's an introduction to those that were unfamiliar and also something for my fans to brag about as opposed to hearing it on the radio and being like 'Ehhh.'"
  • The music video was filmed in the final week of May 2010 at Fayetteville, North Carolina, which is J. Cole's hometown. The clip comprises one epic single tracking shot, with cheerleaders, a marching band and explosions, but no cuts.
  • The song's third verse samples the line "Now who else wanna f--k with Hollywood Court (Cole)?" by Andre 3000 from Outkast's song "SpottieOttieDopalicious."
  • The song didn't make the final cut of Cole World because it was released over a year prior to the album with only moderate showing on the charts.

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