About the Money

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"About the Money"
T.I.AbouttheMoney.jpg
Single by T.I. featuring Young Thug
from the album Paperwork
ReleasedJune 3, 2014
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length
  • 4:30 (single version)
  • 5:02 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)London on da Track
T.I. singles chronology
"Coke Bottle"
(2014)
"About the Money"
(2014)
"No Mediocre"
(2014)
Young Thug singles chronology
"Hookah"
(2014)
"About the Money"
(2014)
"Lifestyle"
(2014)
Music video
"About the Money" on YouTube

"About the Money" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., released on June 3, 2014, through Grand Hustle Records and Columbia Records, as the first single from his ninth studio album Paperwork. The song, which features guest vocals from fellow Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug, was produced by Young Thug's frequent collaborator London on da Track.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Kennedy Rothchild and T.I. himself, was released on June 2, 2014. American rapper Birdman, makes a cameo appearance.[3]

Live performances[edit]

On August 8, 2014, T.I. appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he performed a medley of the album's lead singles, "No Mediocre" and "About the Money", alongside Young Thug.[4][5] On October 13, 2014, T.I. appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he performed "About the Money", as well as "No Mediocre".[6] On October 14, T.I. and Young Thug performed "About the Money" at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards.[7]

Remix[edit]

In an interview with The Breakfast Club, T.I. confirmed that Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, will be featured on the official remix to "About the Money".[8] The remix was released on October 24, 2014, via DJ Whoo Kid's SoundCloud page and features verses from Wayne and Jeezy, as well as new verses from T.I. and Young Thug.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014–15) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 42
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 12
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[12] 12

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Gold 500,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States June 3, 2014 Digital download[2]
August 26, 2014 Urban contemporary radio[14] Columbia

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.inverse.com/article/14855-southern-rap-s-new-supergroup-starring-young-thug-and-t-i-makes-waves-with-debut
  2. ^ a b "About the Money (feat. Young Thug) – Single by T.I." iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.illroots.com/watch/ti-about-the-money-ft-young-thug-music-video
  4. ^ "Will Arnett Makes T.I. and Jimmy Fallon Battle Over a Bottle of Wine on 'Tonight Show' Watch Will Arnett Start a Beef Between T.I. and Jimmy Fallon - Billboard". Billboard. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Young Thug Proved He's the Future of Everything on The Tonight Show". NOISEY. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2014/10/14/ti-performs-on-jimmy-kimmel-live/
  7. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2014/10/2014-bet-hip-hop-awards-performances
  8. ^ "Lil Wayne And Young Jeezy Are Featured On T.I. And Young Thug About The Money Remix". 21 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  9. ^ https://soundcloud.com/justwhookid/dj-whoo-kid-x-dj-mlk-ti-feat-young-thug-lil-wayne-jeezy-about-the-money-official-remix
  10. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "American single certifications – T.I. – About the Money". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  14. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on August 23, 2014. Retrieved August 23, 2014.

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