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 shitty 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.