The second single by American soul and R&B singer-songwriter Jill Scott, from her fourth studio album, The Light Of the Sun features the singer's fellow Philadelphia natives, rapper Eve and vocal group The A Group. The song was released as a single on June 1, 2011.
JR Hutson, whose father Leroy Hutson is the son of former singer of R&B vocal group The Impressions, produced the song. Scott first worked with Hutson on her previous album The Real Thing.
The Devin Hampton-directed video was shot in the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center in Philadelphia. Scott spent many of her summers there as a youngster. As well as Eve and The A Group, other Philadelphia natives also in attendance include the lead MC of The Roots, Black Thought.
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.