Adlibs have definitely become very popular in the last few years. OJ Da Juiceman is a great example of this; I even use his signature “aye aye oookay” as my ring/text tone: here. These signature adlibs have become so influential, there have even been disputes over who originally created them. A few years ago OJ and Soulja Boy briefly beefed over the use of “Aye” in the track “Gucci Bandana”.
OJ Da Juiceman vs. Soulja Boy: “Aye”
More recently, I’ve noticed a few slightly less high-profile adlibs being used by multiple artists. Who was the first to claim these in questions? I’ll let you decide:
Jae Millz vs. Trey Songz (and others): “Lego”
Jae claims “Lego” here.
Trey uses “Lego” in his new single with Nicki Minaj here.
Drake vs. Usher: “Yeah Man”
Drake claims “Yeah Man” way back in ’07 here.
Usher’s recent use in “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” here.
MP3s for your consideration:
the remix is good too: Trey Songz feat. Gucci Mane & Wiz Khalifa- Bottoms Up (remix)