Drop It Like It's Hot

Album: R & G (Rhythm & Gangsta) : The Masterpiece (2004)
Charted: 10 1

Songfacts®:

  • The expression "Drop it like it's hot" means moving your butt down to the dancefloor, something rappers often implore women to do, as in the Lil' Jon & Eastside Boyz song "Get Low." The expression was initially popularized when it was used during a rap by Lil' Wayne on Juvenile's 1999 single "Back That Azz Up."
  • Snoop Dogg mentions his affiliation with Los Angeles gang the Crips when he raps about his "Blue Flag" (Crip colors) on the "Left Side," which he says is the "Crip Side."
  • Pharrell Williams is featured in the first verse of the song. Along with his Neptunes partner Chad Hugo, he produced the track.
  • Jay-Z did a remake of this song where he mentions R. Kelly, telling him to drop the lawsuit Kelly filed against him like it's hot.
  • Snoop Dogg Snoop rewrote and re-recorded the track in 2012 under the new title "Pocket Like It's Hot" for a campaign for US microwavable snack brand Hot Pockets.
  • In The Office episode "Sexual Harassment" (2005), Michael Scott sings this as, "Forward it like it's hot." He thinks it's an old-school hip-hop song even though it was released just a year earlier.

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