“Slob on my knob, like Corn on the cobb, Check in with me, And do your job…”
These are the opening bars to a song first released 25 years ago which came to be an iconic classic with its DNA found all over hip-hop today. The song, appropriately titled “Slob on My Knob”, can be linked to three recent songs that have each charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
ASAP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” track off his Still Striving album takes the same cadence of Juicy J’s bars and applies his own spin on the lyrics to start the song off; the song peaked at #26 on the charts. G-Eazy draw inspiration from the joint as well on their track “No Limit”, which peaked at position of #4 on the charts. Peaking at #23 on the charts, Future’s rendition of the “Slob on My Knob” bars can be found on his verse in “King’s Dead” track with Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and James Blake.
At the time the song was written, Juicy J went by just Juicy at the time. He wrote the rap in the 11th grade at Northside High School in Memphis, Tennessee. In his own words, Juicy “didn’t give a damn about school,” so he often resolved to using his time spent in class writing raps. One fateful history class, Juicy wrote the first verse of what would become “Slob on My Knob”. The next day, Juicy wrote the next verse in class, and eventually ended up recording the track in his room on a 4-track recording device.
During the time that it only existed on tape, the track became and underground hit. In fact, it was such a big hit that by the time it came to make the Tear Da Club Up Thugs project with Three 6 Mafia, Juicy re-recorded the track and put it on wax for the first time. That track was released in February 1999, but still maintains relevancy in today’s hip-hop landscape that is seldom seen from such vintage hits.
In an interview with Rolling Stone<, Juicy J says a defining moment that made him realize the magnitude of “Slob on My Knob” was when he performed the song in Japan in 2008 and the crowd sang along to it:
”It just fucked me up, you know what I’m saying? I’m in Japan and people knowin’ who I am. I was walking down the street to go into McDonalds, and they walked up to me like, “Yo, Juicy J!” And I was like, ‘Y’all know who I am? Damn.’”
Although the biggest hits that draw influence from Juicy’s legendary track have been discussed above, you can find a more complete list of songs influenced by “Slob on My Knob” here.