Producer: The Neptunes
Album: The Blueprint 2.1
Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam


“Excuse Me Miss” found Jay diving headfirst into grown and sexy territory—complete with Pharrell doing his best lounge singer impression on the hook. It was a record made for hard bottoms and three piece suits.

The good news? Despite the deceptive similarity of name, the remix had absolutely nothing to do with its predecessor.

Where “Excuse Me Miss” was lighthearted, lovey-dovey, and bubbly, “La, La, La” was menacing and aggressive. Over dark Neptunes production Hov fired off threats at foes (“Run up at me at the light/You can lose your life”), basic bitches, and his rap contemporaries. Yeah, the remix was smoking. Need a light?