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After a first week that yielded only 460 album sales (and 1.47 million free downloads), Rihanna's ANTI has soared to the top of the charts and dethroned Adele's 25.

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A look back at the ringtone era of Hip Hop

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If you've been listening to hip-hop for the past decade, then you've lived through one of the genre's strangest periods: The Ringtone Rap Era. It was a time loosely defined by a series of one-hit wonders, songs that seemingly popped up weekly with excellent beats, catchy hooks...and not much else. What made ringtones so frustratingly disposable was that they were seemingly created with the sole purpose of capitalizing on the then-emerging popularity of ringtones—it didn't matter if the songs were good in their entirety, since they only needed to bump for the 10-30 seconds that your phone rang. Although a number of artists were able to begin real careers as ringtone rappers, the genre was notorious for creating stars who made one Top 40 hit and then faded into oblivion.

Ringtone sales began rising in 2004, peaked in 2007 (when they brought in $881 million dollars), and have been declining ever since. Even if people recently realized that we were just fine when our phones rang like well, phones, and not jukeboxes, there's no denying there was something noteworthy about those four years. That why we put together A History of Ringtone Rap One-Hit Wonders, so you can reminisce about the hits...because we're pretty sure the artists themselves didn't leave much of an impression.
J-Kwon "Tipsy" (Feburary 2004)
Ringtones sold: N/A
Produced by: Trackboyz
Complex says: One of the first songs that signaled the Ringtone Rap era was J-Kwon's "Tipsy." The song's bombastic thumps were so undeniable that they even sounded dope coming out of the sh*tty speakers on our phones (which is why it was also popular as a polyphonic ringtone which only features the beat). However, since it was released in '04 and the ringtone market was just beginning to take off, the song probably didn't sell as many ringtones as it could have if it had been released just a few months later. Regardless, the single peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it had enough steam to propel J-Kwon's debut Hood Hop to gold. Since then, he's had two minor hits (neither in the Top 40), eventually he faded into obscurity, and literally landed on a milk carton earlier this year.

Smitty "Diamonds On My Neck" (July 2005)
Ringtones sold: N/A
Produced by: Swizz Beatz
Complex says: Although it wasn't the biggest hit (it peaked at #89 on the Hot 100) we like to bring up "Diamonds On My Neck" to counter absurd claims fans would later make. Particularly, "Ringtones are killing real hip-hop!!!" The thing about ringtones is that, technically, every song ever made can be a ringtone. So you can always cop a "real hip-hop" song as your ringtone. Which is why buying "Diamonds On My Neck" as a ringtone made perfect sense to us: Forget Smitty, we just love the part where Biggie says "Diamonds on my neck, diamonds on my neck, di-diamonds on my neck."




D4L "Laffy Taffy" (October 2005)

Ringtones sold: Three million
Produced by: Cory Way & K-Rab
Complex says: Built around a sample of New Edition's "Candy Girl," "Laffy Taffy" catapulted to the top of the Billboard 100 at the perfect time: just as the ringtone market was starting to take off and a flood of one-hit wonders was around the corner. That's probably why it's one of the most successful ringtones ever. Although they were never able to recapture the success of "Laffy Taffy," D4L's Shawty Lo (who was actually locked up at the time of "Laffy Taffy") went on to have a ringtone hit of his own with "Dey Know," as well as a respectable movement on the streets, and released his well-received solo debut, Units in the City, soon after.

Young Dro "Shoulder Lean" (June 2006)
Produced by: C Gutta
Ringtones sold: Two million
Complex says: We hate to play out Young Dro, who we consider a pretty excellent rapper, but even we have to admit that's he's ultimately a one-hit wonder who had a regional hit that took off nationally thanks to a catchy hook from T.I. On a related note, when it comes to ringtones, T.I. really is the king: dude's sold over 15 million ringtones over the past decade, making him the best-selling male artist of the market. How you think he got such a nice Bentley to keep the weed and E in?

Jibbs "Chain Hang Low" (June 2006)
Produced by: The Beatstaz
Ringtones sold: One million
Complex says: You can defend all of these songs by saying they're all in good fun, but sometimes things get complicated. The issue with "Chain Hang Low" was that Jibbs interpolated a melody from "Turkey In The Straw" ("Zip ****" also had the same melody), which was one of the most popular songs of the minstrel era. In other words, little kids everywhere were busy dancing to a song that's steeped in racism. *shrug* Prussian Blue would be so proud!

DJ Webstar ft. Young B "Chicken Noodle Soup" (June 2006)
Produced by: Da Drizzle
Ringtones sold: 335,000
Complex says: One thing about the Ringtone Era (as well as the dance crazes it spawned) was that it's often associated with Southern hip-hop.


Rich Boy f/ Polow da Don "Throw Some D's" (August 2006)
Produced by: Polow da Don
Ringtones sold: One million
Complex says: Rich Boy, a man built with a voice meant for the mic, scored a huge hit with "Throw Some D's" in '06, but he couldn't capitalize on his success beyond that. In fact, the person who probably blew up the most off of "Throw Some D's" was Polow The Don, who was emerging as one of the hottest producers in hip-hop at that time.

Huey "Pop, Lock, & Drop It" (September 2006)
Produced by: Calvin Miller Productions
Ringtones sold: One million
Complex says: One thing about ringtone rap is that even if we felt like we were getting dumber by the second listening to it, at least you could point out that unlike most rap songs, it didn't glorify violence and drugs. However, in Huey's case we were never sure if that was true. While "Pop, Lock, & Drop It" did come with its own dance, it still could be about popping clips and dropping innocent bystanders targets.

The Pack "Vans" (December 2006)
Produced by: Young L
Ringtones sold: 300,000
Complex says: The only West Coast act on this list, The Pack repped for skateboarders everywhere and the sneakers they wore. The song caught national attention when its music video was banned by MTV and BET for promoting a consumer product (lend its name to an inferior product? MTV would never do that!). The video did eventually get rotation, but MTV edited the word "Vans" out. Since then, Lil B has broken out of the group with a bizarre career of his own. The Pack also got into a feud with The New Boyz that included Twitter beefing and prank calling, making it a candidate for the lamest beef ever.




Baby Boy Da Prince
Produced by: D-Weezy
Ringtones sold: Unknown
Complex says: One of the few New Orleans rappers to enter the national rap scene without a direct affiliation with either Cash Money or No Limit, Baby Boy Da Prince released "The Way I Live" locally in late 2006. It sparked the interest of Universal, which helped him go national. But if you really thought this guy was the "next big thing" coming out of New Orleans, guess again.


Foxx f/ Lil Webbie & Lil Boosie
Produced by: Mouse
Ringtones sold: Unknown
Complex says: The original version of this song was really just a regional record, but Foxx got the break of a lifetime when his friends Lil Booise and Lil Webbie jumped on the remix to his song. Their star power helped "Wipe Me Down" become a national hit, although it also inadvertently led to many people incorrectly thinking the song belonged to Boosie or Webbie. The song was also memorable for its chant of "Shoulders, chest, pants, shoes," which was pretty much the exact same chant as "Head, shoulder, knees, and toes." The Wiggles want their publishing, doggie!


Playaz Circle f/ Lil Wayne

Produced by: M16 & Jay-R
Ringtones sold: One million
Complex says: Similar to Young Dro's "Shoulder Lean," Playaz Circle is kind of a funny case. In terms of chart success alone, they're obviously one-hit wonders since they have yet to have anything even resembling a hit since "Duffle Bag Boy." Which raises the question, would the song have become a hit in the first place if it wasn't for Lil Wayne? Let's face it, the 30-second clip that everyone downloaded to their phone was probably Wayne spitting the most epic hook of his career right when we were all dying to hear Tha Carter III. Not a verse from some guy named Tity Boi.




Shop Boyz

Produced by: Jason "Pit" Pittman
Ringtones sold: Three million
Complex says: "Party Like A Rock Star" is the epitome of a ringtone song and Shop Boyz are the epitome of ringtone rappers. By the time this song dropped, you couldn't go to the movies or the dentist's office without being interrupted by loud, obnoxious ringtones. "Party" would go on to sell three million ringtones, tying them with D4L's "Laffy Taffy" as the best selling ringtone of the 2000s by a group. As far as the song itself, we found it annoyingly awesome at first, but then we realized that it was just fu*kin' annoying. Instead of thrashing their guitars after the show, we wish these guys would just hit each other over the head with

Pop It Off Boys
Produced by: Lil Action
Ringtones sold: 500,000 (or so they claim)
Complex says: In '95 nothing irritated Ghostface Killah and his Wu brethren quite like what they deemed "shark biters." Turns out that in the 2000s, even guys like Soulja Boy could relate. The Pop It Off Boys may be a product of their era, but they're one of the most obvious rip-off artists in history (heck, the dude on the right even kinda looks like Soulja). Even SB had to lay the smackdown on them in this Myspace post.




Rocko
Produced by: Drumma Boy
Ringtones sold: 874,000
Complex says: Prior to biting Jeezy's flow rapping, Rocko had been in the game for a minute doing everything from ghostwriting to working as an A&R and even as a promoter. Guess there was just something about the ringtone era that made people say, "fu*k it, gimme a banging-ass Drumma Boy beat—I can make a hit song too!" Rocko's album, Self Made, scored many negative reviews and he kinda disappeared thereafter. But hey, Rocko sold a gang of ringtones and he got to smash Monica. If you ask us, he's got no reason to complain.





2 Pistols f/ T-Pain "She Got It" (February 2008)

Produced by: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Ringtones sold: Two million
Complex says: Another big winner from The Ringtone era was T-Pain since he was a master of creating insanely catchy melodies. So "She Got It" might be the only real song of 2 Pistols' brief career, but it was just another plaque on the wall for the face of Auto-Tune.


V.I.C. f/ Soulja Boy
Produced by: Soulja Boy Tell 'Em & Mr. Collipark
Ringtones sold: Unknown
Complex says: If anything highlighted the disposal nature of Ringtone rap, it was the fact that its second generation quickly brought its downfall. Case in point: V.I.C. hit the scene with co-signs from Mr. Collipark and Soulja Boy and a Top 40 hit in "Get Silly," but that wasn't enough to make him last. Although he was branded a Soulja Boy clone, he couldn't clone SB's album sales since his debut album, Beast, only sold 7,000 copies its first week. Behind it all was the cigar smoking, bald-headed don Mr. Collipark (formerly known as DJ Smurf), who's responsible for everything from the rise of crunk music to the Ying Yang twins and their whisper flow to Hurricane Chris, and even Soulja Boy Tell 'Em.


Hot Stylz f/ Yung Joc "Lookin' Boy" (May 2008)
Produced by: Nitti
Ringtones sold: One million
Complex says: If anything signaled that Ringtone rap was dead, it was when barely capable rappers like Yung Joc got their Diddy on and started recruiting acts like Chicago trio Hot Stylz. Joc claimed the song was built on the Chi-Town tradition of "roasting" or "gunning," but we prefer to call it playing dozens. Hot Stylz was such a one-hit wonder that their album, which was titled Yo Momma Got A Mustache, didn't flop—it just didn't come out, period. (Though it probably had something to do with one of the members getting locked up). You's a can't even ship vinyl lookin' boy. A Wilmer Valderrama TV show wannabe lookin' boy. A Mac Lethal murdered you on your own sh*t lookin' boy.




BONUS: Suprise Not One-Hit Wonders

Complex says: As this entire post proves, the Ringtone Rap era produced a sh*tload of one-hit wonders. However, it also produced a number of artists who are perceived as one-hit wonders but really aren't. MIMS, DJ Unk, Yung Joc, Yung Berg, Lil Mama, Shawty Lo, Dem Franchise Boyz, and even Hurricane Chris all made songs besides their signature songs that landed in the Billboard Top 40 (Either the Billboard Hot 100 or the R&B/Hip-Hop charts). Shawty actually didn't, but he did have a legitimate movement in the streets so we'll give him a pass. Oh, and Soulja Boy? You know, the kid routinely blamed for single-handedly destroying hip-hop? He's racked up five Top 40 hits, a Grammy nod, and counting...

 
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I gotta go with DJ Clue & Dj Juice... my older brother used to buy these tapes from the Flea market or get them at the Barbershop for $3.00 and bring them home and played them until the "Tape Popped" (*B.I.G voice)

Name your favorite DJ from that era BX...




 
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