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Got Money

"Got Money"
Tha Carter III
Released May 27, 2008
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:04 (Album version)
2:38 (UK radio edit)
Label Cash Money, Universal Motown
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter, Faheem Najm, Oscar Salinas, Juan Salinas
Producer Play-N-Skillz, T-Pain

Lil Wayne singles chronology
"I Run This"
(2008)
"Got Money"
(2008)
"Mr. Carter"
(2008)
T-Pain singles chronology
"Moon of Dreams"
(2008)
"Got Money"
(2008)
"What It Is (Strike a Pose)"
(2008)

"Got Money" is the third single by American recording artist Lil Wayne's sixth studio album, Tha Carter III (2008). The single features singer-songwriter T-Pain. Both T-Pain and Lil Wayne use the auto-tune effect in the song. The single was released as a digital download on iTunes on May 27, 2008.[1] Lil Wayne and T-Pain performed the song at the BET 2008 awards and the 2008 MTV Music Video Awards. MTV also ranked the song as the #19 Hip-Hop song of 2008.[2]

The UK radio edit version, released by Universal Ireland, removes the intros and the outros of the song. Its duration is 2:38.

Music video

The official remix, featuring Young Money Entertainment artist Mack Maine, was used to make the music video. The video was shot and released on June 23, 2008, the same day the video for "A Milli" was shot, in Los Angeles and is a follow up to the cliffhanger of "A Milli." The video is directed by Gil Green. Lil Wayne has claimed on his video blog that this video is based on the film Inside Man 2.[3] Ray J, Shorty Mack, Nicki Minaj, Birdman, Tyga, Brisco, Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee, 2 Chainz, Kidd Kidd, and the producers of the song, Play-n-Skillz, make cameos in the video. The bank lobby shots are the same bank used in the film Set It Off The music video premiered on multiple MTV channels on June 23, 2008.[4] In the end, Lil Wayne is the only one arrested while the crew escapes with the money, including Mack Maine and Birdman.

Covers

The song was covered by Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis. The cover features Slipknot and Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root and Korn drummer Ray Luzier and was released on Jonathan Davis' solo band website, and is available on iTunes.[5]

Remixes

There are multiple freestyles on the internet, such as the ones done by rappers Yung Joc and Pitbull. The official remix features Mack Maine.

Travis Barker recorded a remix to the song.[6] Juelz Santana and Skull Gang Recorded a freestyle to the song entitled "What You Reppin?" and on the "Skull Gang Takeover" mixtape.[7]

Chart performance

The song was the "Hot Shot Debut" of the week on the Billboard Hot 100, entering at #13, making it Lil Wayne's second highest debut. This also made it his second highest peaking song in his solo career, although it's now his third highest peaking. 15 weeks following its Hot 100 debut, the song rose to a new peak on the chart of #10, giving Lil Wayne his third consecutive top ten hit from Tha Carter III. It has become his fifth top ten on Hot Rap Tracks, thus far peaking at #2. It has been most successful on U.S. Rhythmic stations, reaching number one on the Rhythmic Top 40. "Got Money" has also been nominated for the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 51st Grammy awards.

Lawsuit

In June 2011, producers Play-N-Skillz sued Lil Wayne for $1 million over the "Got Money" rights. [8][9]

Charts and certifications

Charts

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 33
Germany (Media Control AG)[11] 67
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[12] 84
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[13] 184
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 10
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 7
US Pop Songs (Billboard)[16] 33
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[17] 2

Certifications

Country Certification
(sales thresholds)
United States 2× Platinum[18]

References

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