The 100 Best Jay-Z Songs

96. Jay-Z f/ Memphis Bleek & Amil "Hey Papi" (2000)

Producer: Timbaland
Album: Nutty Professor II: The Clumps (Soundtrack)
Label: Def Jam


If it ain't broke, don't fix it. After Jay and Timbo hit pay dirt with “Big Pimpin,” they went back to the well and created “Hey Papi,” the first single from Def Jam's Nutty Professor II Soundtrack. Jay reprised his role as the unforgiving lady killer, and laid his pimp hand down over Timothy's futuristic blurps. “Papi” popped just months after “Big Pimpin,” so it almost seemed like an extension of the original (with Jay even rehashing the flow he displayed on “Big Pimpin”), with Memphis Bleek and Amil filling the shoes of UGK. The single came complete with a big budget video from Hype Williams, which looked almost as fun as its predecessor. Despite the similarity, it was a certified banger.

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