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"Rubber Band Man" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., released December 30, 2003 as the third single from his second studio album Trap Muzik
Trap Muzik
(2003). Production from David Banner
David Banner
was noted by music reviewers,[1][2] particularly the ascending organ riff that has been described as 'hypnotic' and 'pure halftime show'.[3][4] Upon release, it charted reasonably well, peaking at number 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[5] The song is included in the hits collections Totally Hits 2004,[6] Crunk Hits Volume 1,[7] and Hip Hop Hits Volume 9.[8] It was listed at number 34, on Complex Magazine's "Best Atlanta Rap Songs of all Time" and number 61, on their "Best Songs of the Decade."

Contents

1 Background 2 Music video 3 Remix 4 Charts 5 References

Background[edit] T.I.
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.[9] The rubber bands are used to hold big wads of money together because they won't fit into a normal pocket wallet. Publicity efforts for the single were derailed by T.I.'s arrest in August 2003.[10] At the end of the song, there is a skit advertisement for "buster card" and the number is reversed, so if you play that skit in reverse, the number is 404-349-5000 which is the number for a Subway Restaurant in Atlanta, GA.[11] Music video[edit] The song's music video was directed by Darren Grant. David Banner, Lil Duval, Michael Vick, Usher, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge, Steve Rudolph, Atlanta-based comedian Shawty, Youngbloodz, Big Gipp, P. Diddy
P. Diddy
and Jazze Pha, all make cameo appearances in the video. The video also features several prominent shots of suburban Atlanta, including Bankhead courts and College Park. Remix[edit] The song was officially remixed and released in 2004, featuring verses from fellow American rappers Mack 10, Trick Daddy and Twista.[12] Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak position

US Billboard Hot 100[13] 30

US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 15

US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[15] 11

References[edit]

^ Rollie Pemberton (2004). "T.I.: "Rubber Band Man" [Track Review]". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  ^ Andy Kellman (2004). "Allmusic: Ruberband Man review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-21.  ^ Dominic Umile (2003). " T.I.
T.I.
Trap Muzik". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  ^ Jonah Weiner (2004). "Various Artists: Fat Joe, Fabolous, T.I., Juvenile, Trick Daddy". Blender Magazine. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  ^ "Artist Chart History - T.I." Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  ^ "Amazon.com: Totally hits 2004, Volume 1". Amazon. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  ^ "Amazon.com: Crunk Hits". Amazon. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  ^ "Various Artists Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 9 CD". CD Universe. 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  ^ Nooreen Kara. "T.I." The Situation. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  ^ Joseph Patel (2004). "'Rubber Band Man' Rapper T.I.
T.I.
Gets Three Years In Prison". MTV. Retrieved 2007-04-16.  ^ "Subway Restaurant". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  ^ http://www.discogs.com/TI-Featuring-Twista-Trick-Daddy-And-Mack-10-Rubber-Band-Man-Remix/release/4721079 ^ " T.I.
T.I.
Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013. ^ " T.I.
T.I.
Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013. ^ " T.I.
T.I.
Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.

v t e

T.I.
T.I.
songs

Discography

Trap Muzik

"24's" "Be Easy" "Rubber Band Man" "Let's Get Away"

Urban Legend

"Bring Em Out" "U Don't Know Me" "ASAP"

King

"What You Know" "Why You Wanna" "Live in the Sky" "Top Back"

T.I.
T.I.
vs. T.I.P.

"Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)" "You Know What It Is" "Hurt"

Paper Trail

"No Matter What" "Whatever You Like" "Swing Ya Rag" "What Up, What's Haapnin'" "Swagga Like Us" "Ready for Whatever" "Live Your Life" "Dead and Gone"

Case Closed

"Remember Me" "Hell of a Life"

No Mercy

"I'm Back" "Yeah Ya Know (Takers)" "Got Your Back" "Get Back Up" "That's All She Wrote"

Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head

"Love This Life" "Go Get It" "Ball" "Trap Back Jumpin" "Sorry"

Paperwork

"About the Money" "No Mediocre" "New National Anthem" "Private Show"

non-album singles

"I'm Flexin'" "Memories Back Then" "Wit' Me"

Featured singles

"Never Scared" "Round Here" "Soldier" "3 Kings" "Touch" "Shoulder Lean" "My Love" "Pac's Life" "I'm a Flirt" "We Takin' Over" "Whatever U Like" "5000 Ones" "For a Minute" "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" "Wish You Would" "Just Like Me" "Ain't I" "Day Dreaming" "Hello Good Morning" "Winner" "Bet I" "Make Up Bag" "Fancy" "9 Piece" "F.A.M.E." "Magic" "Big Beast" "We in This Bitch" "Back 2 Life (Live It Up)" "2 Reasons" "We Still in This Bitch" "Blurred Lines" "I Wish" "Change Your Life" "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" "Coke Bottle" "This Girl" "Don’t Make Me Wait" "Get Low"

Promotional singles

"Front Back" "Sleazy Remix
Remix
2.0: Get Sleazier" " Ima Boss
Ima Boss
(Remix)" " Pour It Up
Pour It Up
(Remix)" "Waves ( Robin Schulz
Robin Schulz
Remix)" "Why You Mad? (Infinity Remix)"

Other songs

" Drive Slow
Drive Slow
(Remix)" "Touchdown" " Hi Hater
Hi Hater
(Remix)" "Castle Walls" "Deuces (Remix)"

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