This was the first song by the Bay Area, California rapper and producer, Sage The Gemini, to break into the Billboard Hot 100. It finds him asking a girl to shake her booty faster, in the same way as pushing a gas pedal will speed up a vehicle.
The song features San Francisco rapper and record producer Iamsu! who is best known for featuring on LoveRance's "Up!." He is also a member of the production team, The Invasion.
"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.
"I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) " borrows four bars from Notorious B.I.G's "The World Is Filled." Jay-Z and Biggie Smalls attended Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn, New York at the same time.