Rubberband Man


Rubberband Man

Infobox Single
Name = Rubberband Man


Artist = T.I.
from Album = Trap Muzik
Released = January 2004 (U.S.)
Format = Digital download
Recorded = 2003
Genre = Southern rap
Length = 5:47
Label = Atlantic Records
Writer = T.I.
Producer = David Banner
Certification =
Last single = "Be Easy"
(2003)
This single = "Rubberband Man"
(2004)
Next single = "Let's Get Away"
(2004)
:"For the song by The Spinners, see The Rubberband Man."

"Rubberband Man" is the third single released from T.I.'s album "Trap Muzik". The high-quality production of David Banner's was noted by music reviewers,Cite web|url=http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/track_review/29566-rubber-band-man|title=T.I.: "Rubber Band Man" [Track Review] |accessdate=2007-04-16|publisher=Pitchfork Media|year=2004|author=Rollie Pemberton] particularly the ascending organ riff that has been described as 'hypnotic' and 'pure halftime show'.Cite web|url=http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/cds/T/TI/Trap-Muzik/652|title=T.I. . Trap Muzik|accessdate=2007-04-16|publisher=Prefix Magazine|year=2003|author=Dominic Umile] Cite web|url=http://www.blender.com/guide/reviews.aspx?id=3159|title=Various Artists: Fat Joe, Fabolous, T.I., Juvenile, Trick Daddy|accessdate=2007-04-16|publisher=Blender Magazine|year=2004|author=Jonah Weiner] Upon release, it charted reasonably well, peaking at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.Cite web|url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=447490&model.vnuAlbumId=595062|title=Artist Chart History - T.I.|accessdate=2007-04-16|publisher=Billboard Magazine] The song is included in the hits collections "Totally Hits Volume 1",Cite web|url=http://www.amazon.com/Totally-Hits-2004-Various-Artists/dp/B0001IW2VG|title=Amazon.com: Totally hits 2004, Volume 1|accessdate=2007-04-16|publisher=Amazon] "Crunk Hits Volume 1",Cite web|url=http://www.amazon.com/Crunk-Hits-Various-Artists/dp/B000BDGVS6|title=Amazon.com: Crunk Hits|accessdate=2007-04-16|publisher=Amazon] and "Hip Hop Hits Volume 9"Cite web|url=http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6797540/a/Source+Presents+Hip+Hop+Hits+Vol.+9.htm|title=Various Artists Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 9 CD|accessdate=2007-04-16|publisher=CD Universe|year=2004] . T.I. says the song's title is a reference to his habit of wearing rubber bands around his wrist, a habit that dates back to when he was a drug dealer.Cite web|url=http://www.thesituation.co.uk/us_interviews/05/ti/ti.html|title=T.I.|accessdate=2007-04-16|publisher=The Situation|author=Nooreen Kara] Publicity efforts for the single were derailed by T.I's arrest in August 2003.Cite web|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1486501/04212004/t_i_.jhtml|title='Rubber Band Man' Rapper T.I. Gets Three Years In Prison|accessdate=2007-04-16|publisher=MTV|year=2004|author=Joseph Patel] .
David Banner, Lil Duval, Michael Vick, Usher, Lil Bow Wow, P. Diddy and Jazze Pha all make cameo appearances in the video.

Chart Position

Remix

* "Rubberband Man Remix" (T.I. feat. Mack 10,Trick Daddy, and Twista)
* "A-YO" (Bzista feat T.I, LiL Brady)

References


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