We Takin' Over

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"We Takin' Over"
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Single by DJ Khaled featuring Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne
from the album We the Best
Released March 27, 2007 (2007-03-27)
Format
Recorded 2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:31
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Danja
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"Born-N-Raised"
(2006)
"We Takin' Over"
(2007)
"I'm So Hood"
(2007)
"Born-N-Raised"
(2006)
"We Takin' Over"
(2007)
"I'm So Hood"
(2007)
Akon singles chronology
"I Tried"
(2007) I Tried2007
"We Takin' Over"
(2007) We Takin' Over2007
"Mama Africa"
(2007) Mama Africa2007
T.I. singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007) Make It Rain (Remix)2007
"We Takin' Over"
(2007) We Takin' Over2007
"Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)"
(2007) Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)2007
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007) Make It Rain (Remix)2007
"We Takin' Over"
(2007) We Takin' Over2007
"Get That Bread"
(2007) Get That Bread2007
Fat Joe singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007) Make It Rain (Remix)2007
"We Takin' Over"
(2007) We Takin' Over2007
"I Won't Tell"
(2007) I Won't Tell2007
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007) Make It Rain (Remix)2007
"We Takin' Over"
(2007) We Takin' Over2007
"You Ain't Know"
(2007) You Ain't Know2007
Birdman singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007) Make It Rain (Remix)2007
"We Takin' Over"
(2007) We Takin' Over2007
"Pop Bottles"
(2007) Pop Bottles2007

"We Takin' Over" is the first single from DJ Khaled's second album, We the Best. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne are all featured on this track. Nate "Danja" Hills assisted the artists in writing the song and is also the producer. The song was released through the iTunes Store on March 27, 2007 and debuted at number 51 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and has peaked at number 26. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on the issue date of April 14, 2007 at number 75, and has peaked at 28.

Music video

Cameos in the video are made by Pitbull, Bun B, Junior Reid, DJ Infamous, Freeway, Triple C's, Johnny Dang, T-Pain, Trina, Curren$y, and Cool & Dre among others. The video has many similarities to The Notorious B.I.G.'s video for "Hypnotize". The video was directed by Gil Green.

Critical reception

VIBE selected Lil Wayne's guest appearance in "We Takin' Over" to be his best of 2007, ranking the song at No. 1 on their list of the 77 best Lil Wayne songs and appearances.[1]

Remix

Lil' Wayne recorded a remix/freestyle of 'We Takin' Over', known to some as 'My Daddy' for his mixtape, Da Drought 3. Nicki Minaj also recorded a remix/freestyle of 'We Takin' Over', known to some as 'Playtime Is Over' for her mixtape, Playtime Is Over. Female rappers Trina, Remy Ma and Jacki-O, and singers Lil' Mo, and DJ Lazy K recorded a remix for Remy Ma's mixtape, Shesus Khryst. Flo Rida also has a remix called the "Poe Boy Remix" from his Mr. Birthday Man mixtape. It features Brisco, Triple C's, and Ashley Ross.

Charts

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 92
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 28
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 26
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[5] 11

References

  1. ^ The 77 Best Lil' Wayne Songs of 2007 : VIBE.com
  2. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2011.

External links

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