|Single by Lil Wayne|
|from the album Tha Carter III|
|Released||February 13, 2008 (radio)
April 23, 2008 (digital)
|Format||CD, digital download|
|Label||Cash Money, Universal Motown|
|Writer(s)||Dwayne Carter, Jr.|
|Certification||2× Platinum (RIAA)|
|Lil Wayne singles chronology|
"A Milli", abbreviated occasionally as "Milli", is a song by American hip hop recording artist Lil Wayne. The song was released February 13, 2008 as the second official single from his highly acclaimed sixth album Tha Carter III.
The original version leaked early on several mixtapes. Then, a second version, with the first two verses from the original version, a verse from Cory Gunz and the final verse from the album version, was released prior to the album version. "A Milli" was played several times when sampling the record before its release, and was originally slated to appear on Tha Carter III in multiple versions as "skit-like" tracks, featuring artists such as Tyga, Cory Gunz, Hurricane Chris, Chamillionaire and Lil Mama though the tracks never made the final cut. They were rumored to appear on the re-release of Tha Carter III, until Wayne revealed that the aforementioned album would be a rap rock album called Rebirth with no connection to Tha Carter III. "A Milli" was ranked the #1 Hip-Hop song of 2008 by MTV. The song samples "Death & Destiny" by Switch Tha Weirdoo and "Don't Burn Down the Bridge" by Gladys Knight & the Pips. The song uses the slur "faggot" in association with Dennis Rodman.
The video premiered on 106 & Park July 2, 2008. It consists of Lil Wayne preparing for the shoot of his following single "Got Money". The video, which was directed by Dayo Harewood, Dwayne Carter (Lil Wayne himself) & Jeff Panzer, features appearances by Birdman (giving Wayne his brand new car for his record sales), Lil Twist, T-Streets, Gudda Gudda, Kidd Kidd and Brisco.
The official remix, dubbed "A Milli Freemix", was made by Wayne to thank his fans, celebrating his first week sale of one million copies of Tha Carter III. In the remix, Wayne also hinted at the production of 'Tha Carter IV'. Justin Lester remixed A Milli Goblin edition. Jake Bender released A Milli Goon edition.
The following rappers have also freestyled over the song:
Tyga (in two parts)
Gillie Da Kid, Meek Mill, Bump J, Peedi Crakk & B.Dot
Busta Rhymes, Game*, Tray Beats & Young Ree
- Game did his own remix along with a cypher with Busta Rhymes and others
"A Milli" has peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Lil Wayne's second top ten and second highest peaking song on the chart as a lead artist at the time. It has reached #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, making it his second number one song on that chart. It was also able to top the Hot Rap Tracks as his previous single "Lollipop". To date A Milli sold 2,053,000 digital copies.
- "A Milli" (Clean)
- "A Milli" (Explicit)
- "A Milli" (Instrumental)
- "A Milli" (Acapella)
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||54|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||163|
|US Billboard Hot 100||6|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Pop 100 (Billboard)||34|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||1|
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