Ain't I

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"Ain't I"
Single by Yung L.A. featuring T.I. and Young Dro
from the album Futuristic Leland
Released [1]
November 25, 2008
Format Digital download
Recorded January 2008
Genre Hip hop, Southern hip hop
Length 4:12
Label Grand Hustle Records, Interscope Records
Writer(s) Yung L.A.
Producer(s) B Franks
Certification Platinum[2]
Yung L.A. singles chronology
- "Ain't I"
(2008)
"Take Off"
(2009)
T.I. singles chronology
"Just Like Me"
(2008)
"Ain't I"
(2008)
"Dead and Gone"
(2009)
Young Dro singles chronology
"Tell 'Em What They Wanna Hear"
(2006)
"Ain't I"
(2008)
"Take Off"
(2009)

"Ain't I" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Yung L.A., released as his debut single on November 25, 2008 via Grand Hustle and Interscope Records. The song was intended to be the lead single from his then-debut album Futuristic Leland, which was later shelved. The song, produced by B Franks, features guest appearances from his then-mentor Young Dro and Grand Hustle label-boss T.I., after the two remixed it to release it commercially. The song received constant airplay since its release, and reached #47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on March 28 2009.[3] The single is a remix of the original version, which features Grand Hustle label-mate Big Kuntry King.[4] "Ain't I" was Certified Platinum by RIAA in April 2009, also was nominated for "Best Collaboration" at the BET Awards.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Ain't I" (Explicit) - 4:12 (feat. Young Dro and T.I.)

Music video[edit]

The Kai Crawford directed music video was released on BET's 106 & Park on December 9, 2008. The video features cameo appearances from DJ Drama and Lil Duval. It managed to peak at #2 on 106 & Park and ranked at #87 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 47
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 7
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[7] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ain't I" Chart historyBillboard. Accessed February 22, 2009.
  2. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Ain't I" peak on US BillboardBillboard. Accessed April 3, 2009.
  4. ^ Yung L.A. Biographyallmusic. Accessed April 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "Yung L.A. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Yung L.A.. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "Yung L.A. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Yung L.A.. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "Yung L.A. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Yung L.A.. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Yung L.A. feat. T.I. and Young Dro – Ain't I". Recording Industry Association of America. May 20, 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH