Jay-Z releases "Excuse Me Miss" single
"Excuse Me Miss" is a song written and performed by American rapper Jay-Z. It released as a single for his seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse (2002). It was also co-written and produced by the The Neptunes, who's Pharrell singing a falsetto hook. The lyrics refer to love at first sight. It contains a more mature sound in comparison of his previous songs about women such as "Girls, Girls, Girls" and "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)".
"Excuse Me Miss" was the third and final single from The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse and was successful commercially. It peaked at eight on the Billboard Hot 100 the Billboard R&B chart in April and was nominated for best rap songwriting at the 46th Grammy Awards but lost to Eminem's Lose Yourself. "Excuse Me Miss"' popularity led to it appearing on the United States version of Now That's What I Call Music!, the United Kingdom version of Now That's What I Call Music! 55. The music video for the single was released in early February 2003.
The sequel to "Excuse Me Miss" was "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)" with a noticeably darker beat and lyrics and was also produced by The Neptunes. The song was later was re-released with "Stop" as a single for 2003's The Blueprint 2.1.
1. A1 Excuse Me Miss (Radio) (featuring Pharrell) (4:18)
2. A2 Excuse Me Miss (Explicit) (featuring Pharrell) (4:41)
3. A3 Excuse Me Miss (Instrumental) (featuring Pharrell) (4:40)
4. B1 The Bounce (Cleam) (featuring Kanye West) (4:18)
5. B2 F**k All Nite – Album Version (Clean) (4:19)