Music video by Willow performing Whip My Hair. (C) 2010 Roc Nation, LLC.
"Whip My Hair" is a song by American recording artist Willow Smith. Smith wrote the track while rookie producer Jukebox handled that aspect of the track. The song serves as her debut single from her yet-to-be-titled debut release. While attending events, Smith received media attention for her extravagant outfits compared to Rihanna, whom she later credited as a musical influence. Coincidentally leaked on the same day as Rihanna's "Only Girl (In the World)", the song set media outlets abuzz, being covered by Time, Billboard, and CNN the day of its release. Initial reception praised the song's kid-friendly, yet universal appeal, while dubbing Smith "baby Rihanna."
Soon after the song's release, it was officially announced that Smith signed a record deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. The song impacted urban airplay on September 21, 2010. Prior to radio add dates and release, the song collected greatest gainer recognitions on the Rap Songs chart, and on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song's accompanying music video, features a colorful concept in which Smith dons several hairstyles which act as paintbrushes to enliven a school.
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