Baby Boy is a 2001 American coming-of-age hood film written, produced, and directed by John Singleton. The film follows bicycle mechanic Joseph "Jody" Summers as he lives and learns in his everyday life in the hood of Los Angeles. It represented the film debut of actress Taraji P. Henson and R&B singer Tyrese Gibson. Gibson and Henson later starred in the film Four Brothers. The film, originally set to star Tupac Shakur, instead switched to Gibson after Shakur's 1996 death.
"Baby Boy" is song recorded by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles, featuring Jamaican reggae rapper Sean Paul. The track was produced by Scott Storch for Knowles' debut studio album, Dangerously in Love (2003). Consisting of a lyrical interpolation of "No Fear" by hip-hop group O.G.C, "Baby Boy" was written by Knowles, Storch, Paul, Robert Waller and Jay-Z. "Baby Boy" is an R&B–reggae song whose lyrics detail a woman's fantasies, and in keeping with the album's overall theme, Knowles' deemed them as personal to her. The song was considered to be a sequel to Knowles' 2002 collaboration with Jay-Z on "'03 Bonnie & Clyde".