Shawty Get Loose

Album: VYP: Voice of the Young People (2008)
Charted: 57 10
  • This features Chris Brown and T-Pain, however the three Jive recording artists all recorded their pieces separately.
  • Lil' Mama told MTV News: "'Shawty Get Loose' is basically just about dancing. 'Baby, do what you do/ Let me see you let down your hair.' I wear long hair in the video to give it that. It's beautiful. On the verses, I'm just spittin' - setting the record straight, nobody's seeing me, talking a lot of smack. You know how I do!"
  • The music video shot in Miami was directed by R. Malcolm Jones and all three performers appear in it. Lil Mama told MTV News: "It's gonna be crazy when it comes out. People are gonna be like, 'That's Lil Mama?!' We play characters in the video, me, Chris and T-Pain. It's a futuristic video. When the treatment was written, it was supposed to be the year 2030; I think it's even further than that. It looks like 3000! We shot it in the studio - I don't have my dancers in the video, Chris doesn't have his dancers in the video. We have some clean, long shots."
  • Some have compared the clip to Michael Jackson's "Scream" video. Lil Mama didn't mind the comparisons, she told MTV News: "I feel honored, because that was one of the initial goals, and I feel that it was executed well." She added that the emulation was intentional and that Brown was the only logical choice to step into Michael Jackson's role. "It's like, who else can you do it with right now? There's a few people, but they're not on the scene, and if they were, they wouldn't have done it better than me."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 1

  • Valerie from None Of Ur Buisness, Bcthe only part i actually like about this song is the chorus that Chris Brown sings. so catchy!!
see more comments

Booker T. JonesSongwriter Interviews

The Stax legend on how he cooked up "Green Onions," the first time he and Otis Redding saw hippies, and if he'll ever play a digital organ.

Joe JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.

Barry Dean ("Pontoon," "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools")Songwriter Interviews

A top country songwriter, Barry talks about writing hits for Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean.

Al Jourgensen of MinistrySongwriter Interviews

In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.

Mike Love of The Beach BoysSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.

Eric BurdonSongwriter Interviews

The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."