Around the Way Girl

Around the Way Girl

Infobox Single
Name = Around The Way Girl

Artist = LL Cool J
from Album = Mama Said Knock You Out
Released = 1990
Format = 12" vinyl
Recorded = 1990
Genre = Hip hop
Length = 4:02
Label = Def Jam
Writer = LL Cool J, Rick James
Producer = Marley Marl
Last single = "The Boomin' System"
This single = '"Around The Way Girl"
Next single = "Mama Said Knock You Out"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Mama Said Knock You Out
Type = studio
prev_track = "The Boomin' System"
prev_no = 1
this_track = "Around the Way Girl"
track_no = 2
next_track = "Eat 'Em up L Chill"
next_no = 3
Extra tracklisting
Album =
Type = compilation
prev_track = "The Boomin' System"
prev_no = 9
this_track = "Around the Way Girl"
track_no = 10
next_track = "Mama Said Knock You Out"
next_no = 11

"Around The Way Girl" was a hit single by LL Cool J from his 1990 album "Mama Said Knock You Out". The song is about LL searching for a girl who is streetwise. The single samples Mary Jane Girls "All Night Long", Keni Burke's "Risin' To the Top", and Honey Drippers "Impeach the President", which is used as the main instrumental aspect of the song. It is also noted that this song is an early example of the high pitched sample rap. The song peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Will Smith uses the first two lines of the song in some dialogue in an episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".

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