Show Me

Album: My Own Lane (2013)
Charted: 23 13

Songfacts®:

  • The first single released by Kid Ink after signing to RCA features a hook and bridge by his labelmate Chris Brown. Kid Ink has something of a long-standing connection to Breezy as the pair look so much alike that they've often been mistaken for blood relatives. According to Ink its been a comparison that he's been getting since high school.
  • DJ Mustard's beat is a bubbling Trap instrumental, which also contains a sample of Robin S.'s 1993 hit "Show Me Love." The Californian producer is best known for his work on such hits as Tyga's "Rack City" and 2 Chainz's "I'm Different."
  • The Chris Brown-directed video is set in a lively house party. Breezy also co-stars in the clip with Kid Ink, which features cameos from pro skate stars Nyjah Huston, Terry Kennedy, Fuzzy and Stevie Williams.
  • The chorus was written and originally performed by West Coast singer TeeFlii.
  • DJ Mustard came up with the idea for the beat while overseas. "We went to Germany, and I was hanging out with some DJ... he was like, 'You should tap into the house music,'" the producer recalled to MTV News.

    "So many people was copying my style, and I was kind of like, 'Damn, where do I go? What do I do now?,'" the producer added. "When I got back to L.A., I found that sound [on "Show Me"]. So, my lil bro, his name's Mike Lee, he's signed to me as a producer, he came up with the [melody]. He came with that, and I did the drums, and I gave it to Kid Ink. Then I called TeeFlii, and TeeFlii wrote that and killed it, then gave it to Chris, and it just went crazy from there."

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