6 Foot 7 Foot

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"6 Foot 7 Foot"
Single by Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz
from the album Tha Carter IV
Released December 16, 2010 (2010-12-16)[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Southern hip hop
Length 4:09
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter, Jr., Peter Panky, Jr.
Producer(s) Bangladesh
Certification 4x Platinum (RIAA)
Lil Wayne chronology
"Fire Flame"
(2010)
"6 Foot 7 Foot"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood"
(2011)

"6 Foot 7 Foot" (also styled as "6'7") is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne featuring label mate, Cory Gunz. It is taken from his ninth studio album, Tha Carter IV (2011). It was officially released on iTunes on December 16, 2010.[2] It was produced by "A Milli" producer Bangladesh. The song samples "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" by Harry Belafonte.

Background[edit]

"6 Foot 7 Foot" is the first single off The Carter IV. The track is the first single Lil Wayne has recorded since his release from prison on November 4, 2010, though it's the second song on which he has appeared since his prison release, after the final version of Birdman's single "Fire Flame", on which he had 2 verses. In the original version of the single, Lil Wayne is absent due to his prison sentence.[3] Before the song was officially released, Shade 45's DJ Drama interviewed Lil Wayne and he talked about the single. He said "It's a monster," and "Hopefully, it shows people where I'm at lyrically." Mack Maine, president of Young Money and fellow labelmate, called it "A Milli on steroids." The track was originally intended for rapper T.I., but the Atlantic records manager who also co-manages Lil Wayne, decided Lil Wayne would be a better fit, reuniting Lil Wayne and producer Bangladesh for the first time since "A Milli" after the royalty dispute between Bangladesh and Cash Money on that song.[4][5] It is the second time the trio (Lil Wayne, Cory Gunz, Bangladesh) have worked together, after 2008's "A Milli" (though Cory Gunz was not on the final version of that song). Lil Wayne performed the song on Saturday Night Live and New Year's Eve with Carson Daly. He also performed it on 106 & Party Cash Money Young Money New Years.

Commercial performance[edit]

It debuted at number 9 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart (week of January 1, 2011)[6] and number 3 on the Digital Songs chart.[7] The song sold over 3 million digital downloads in the U.S. as of January 2013.[8]

Music video[edit]

On January 20, 2011 Lil Wayne announced that there would be a music video for the single in the upcoming spring.[9] A picture was uploaded by Rap-Up of Lil Wayne portraying a boxer. Birdman as well as the Young Money crew (excluding Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine) make cameo appearances in the video. The video made premieres on MTV on March 3, 2011 and on BET's 106 & Park on March 4, 2011. The video (directed by Hype Williams[citation needed]) was inspired by the film Inception, with Lil Wayne and the Young Money Crew portraying several scenarios from the film and consists of numerous scenes which visualize many of the metaphors and similes Wayne says in the song.[10] The explicit version of the video has received 82,331,352 views as of October 25, 2014.[10] on YouTube, while the clean version of the video has received above 3 million views.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "6 Foot 7 Foot" (featuring Cory Gunz) Dwayne Carter, Peter Panky, Jr., Shondrae Crawford Bangladesh 4:09

Credits and Personnel[edit]

Recording
  • Recorded at CMR South Studios, Miami, FL by Michael “Banger” Cadahia. Assisted by Edward “Jewfro” Lidow.
Personnel
  • Mixing - Fabian Marasciullo
  • Assistant mixing - Seth Waldman
  • Mixed at - Conway Studios, Los Angeles
  • Mastering - Dave Kutch (single version); Brian "Big Bass" Gardner (album version)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "6 Foot 7 Foot (feat. Cory Gunz) – Single – United States". iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Blog #3: Six Foot Seven Foot". Weezy Thanx You. Young Money Ent & Always Civil Enterprise. December 14, 2010. Archived from the original on February 1, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Jem Aswad (November 16, 2010). "Hear Lil Wayne's First Post-Prison Track". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ Mawuse Ziegbe (Dec 16, 2010). "Lil Wayne's '6'7" ' Originally For T.I., Bangladesh Says". MTV News. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ Mariel Concepcion (December 24, 2010). "Producer Says He Didn't Rip Off Lil Wayne '6 Foot, 7 Foot' Beat". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Top 100 Music Hits Archive". Billboard Week of January 1, 2011. January 1, 2011. Archived from the original on December 27, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Top Digital Songs". Billboard. Archived from the original on December 27, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Paul Grein (January 23, 2013). "Week Ending Jan. 20, 2013. Songs: Timberlake Loses Battle Of The Justins". Yahoo Chart Watch. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lil Wayne Puts Up a Fight in ‘6 Foot 7 Foot’ Video". Rap-Up.com. 
  10. ^ a b "Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot (Explicit) ft. Cory Gunz". YouTube. March 10, 2011. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot (Edited) ft. Cory Gunz". YouTube. March 28, 2011. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  13. ^ "1, 2011/ Archive Chart: January 1, 2011" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  14. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foort". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "Best of 2011: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2011. 

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