BedRock

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"BedRock"
Single by Young Money featuring Lloyd
from the album We Are Young Money/Pink Friday (Japan Version)/(New Zealand Version)
Released November 14, 2009[1]
Genre Hip hop, dirty rap, R&B
Length 4:48
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Lloyd Polite, Carl Lilly, Onika Maraj, Michael Stevenson, Jarvis Mills, Sean Garrett
Producer(s) Kane Beatz
Certification 3x Platinum (RIAA)
Young Money singles chronology
"Every Girl"
(2009)
"BedRock"
(2009)
"Roger That"
(2010)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Maybach Music 2"
(2009)
"BedRock"
(2009)
"Drop the World"
(2009)
Gudda Gudda singles chronology
"Every Girl"
(2009)
"BedRock"
(2009)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Lookin' at Me"[2]
(2009)
"BedRock"
(2009)
"Up Out My Face"
(2010)
Drake singles chronology
"Fed Up (song)"
(2009)
"BedRock"
(2009)
"Say Something"
(2009)
Tyga singles chronology
"Coconut Juice"
(2008)
"BedRock"
(2009)
"Roger That"
(2010)
Jae Millz singles chronology
"Every Girl"
(2009)
"BedRock"
(2009)
Lloyd singles chronology
"Year of the Lover"
(2009)
"BedRock"
(2009)
"Any Girl"
(2010)

BedRock is the second single by hip-hop group Young Money Entertainment from their debut collaboration album We Are Young Money. It is performed by Young Money artists Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, Jae Millz, and features R&B singer Lloyd. It was released as a CD in the United Kingdom on March 22, 2010.[3] BedRock is featured as a bonus track on the Japan/New Zealand edition of Nicki Minaj's debut studio album, Pink Friday.

Background[edit]

After being leaked in September 2009 to Lil Wayne fan sites,[4] "BedRock" was finally released on November 14, 2009.[5] It was originally titled "Girl You Know" (the fan sites to which the single was leaked titled it "BedRock/Girl You Know")[6] and the chorus was sung by Omarion and Lil Wayne's verse was different, but due to Omarion's departure from Young Money, he was replaced by Lloyd. The song was originally planned to be released as the 3rd official single of the album, however due to popular demand by fans it was released as the 2nd single.[7]

Drake interpolates "Are You That Somebody" by Aaliyah in his verse, "Girl, I gotta watch my back, cuz I'm not just anybody."[8] In August 2011, Done Deal Enterprises filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Lil Wayne, Cash Money, Young Money, and Universal over the song. Blue Marley from Done Deal claims that he wrote "BedRock" with the same name and various other parts of the track months before Young Money's version.[9]

Music video[edit]

"BedRock"'s music video, directed by Dayo and Lil Wayne,[10] was shot on October 21 and released on December 7, 2009 and debuted on BET's 106 & Park.[10] The video was featured on MTV Jams that same morning and was posted to MTV.com in January 2010.[11] Cameo appearances are made by ZC, Nixo, Birdman, LoLoFoSho, Lil Chuckee, Beverly, Short Dawg, Winston, Shanell, J. R. Smith of the New York Knicks, Mack Maine, and Jay Rock.[12] It features the members of Young Money in a house in Davie, Florida with Lloyd who sings the chorus. They are later seen outside near the swimming pool of the house.

Alternate versions[edit]

There are four versions of BedRock. The first is titled 'Girl You Know' and Omarion sings the chorus. The second version had Lloyd singing the chorus and Lil Wayne's verse was slightly different. This version is the only one to have Lloyd saying 'Young Lloyd, Young Mula Baby' at the end. This version can be found on Gudda Gudda's mixtape, Guddaville. In the third version, Lil Wayne's verse is slightly different from the first two versions and he says 'Young Mula Baby' in place of Lloyd. This is the version that was released as a single and appears on the album. The last version, titled 'BedRock Part II' is the official remix. Tyga, Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, and Jae Millz verses were all replaced by new verses by Lloyd. Lil Wayne's verse on this version is the same one on the second version. In the original music video of BedRock when Drake sing's "I love your sushi roll..." a plumper Nicki was sitting against the wall. Now in place is another girl with a "sushi roll".

Chart performance[edit]

"BedRock" debuted at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending December 12, 2009.[13] On the week ending March 13, 2010, the song reached a peak of #2, making it the most successful single by the group on the chart, only behind "Imma Be" by The Black Eyed Peas.[14]

"BedRock" debuted in the UK Singles Chart on 6 February 2010 at #40.[15] On March 6, 2010, the single climbed to #22,[16] and the subsequent week the single climbed to #18, marking Young Money's first Top 20 hit in the UK.[17] On March 27, 2010, the single rose to #12,[18] peaking at #9 on April 3, 2010, making it Young Money's first Top 10 hit in the UK.[19] In the UK R&B Chart, the single has peaked at #5.[20]

Chart (2009–2010) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[21] 3
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[22] 12
Brazilian Hot 100 (Billboard Brasil)[23] 25
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 12
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 36
Ireland (IRMA)[24] 17
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[25] 21
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[19] 9
UK R&B (The Official Charts Company)[20] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[26] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[26] 2
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs[26] 1
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs[26] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
Canadian Hot 100[27] 63
UK Singles Chart[28] 77
US Billboard Hot 100[29] 13
US Billboard Pop Songs 38
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Copsey, Robert. "Young Money ft. Lloyd: 'BedRock'". Digital Spy Limited. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Amazon.com: Lookin At Me (Single): Pearl Future: MP3 Downloads". Amazon. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "More Charts - U.K. Official - Week 12/2010 (22-28 Mar)". Radio 1 Rodos Greece. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Shaheem Reid (Oct 23, 2009). "Lil Wayne Has Plenty Of Music In The Works Gudda Gudda". MTV Networks. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Pietroluongo, Silvio (December 10, 2009). "Jay-Z, Alicia Keys Lock Up Fourth Week Atop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Young Money – Girl You Know / Bed Rock". LIL WAYNE HQ. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Danielle Canada (December 28, 2009). "HHWired Exclusive: Lloyd Talks Relationship With Young Money, New EP". Hiphopwired.com. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "girl-boy-i-gotta-watch-my-back-cause-i'm-not-just-anybody…"-–-aaliyahdrake/ ""GIRL BOY (?) I GOTTA WATCH MY BACK, CAUSE I'M NOT JUST ANYBODY…" – AALIYAH/DRAKE". "Did You Know"?. All Things Fresh. February 2, 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  9. ^ By Rolling Stone (2011-08-04). "Lil Wayne Accused of Stealing 'BedRock' | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  10. ^ a b "VIDEO: YOUNG MONEY F/ LLOYD – 'BEDROCK'". Rap-Up.com. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "Young Money " Music Videos". MTV Networks. 1/12/10. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "MILLZY TV! - BEHIND THE SCENES @ THE "BEDROCK VID". MILLZY TV. YouTube.com. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Hot 100 - March 12, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "Hot 100 - March 13, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "TOP 40 OFFICIAL UK SINGLES ARCHIVE". The Official UK Charts Company 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  16. ^ "TOP 40 OFFICIAL UK SINGLES ARCHIVE". The Official UK Charts Company 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  17. ^ "Top 40 official uk singles archive". The Official UK Charts Company 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  18. ^ "TOP 40 OFFICIAL UK SINGLES ARCHIVE". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  19. ^ a b "TOP 40 OFFICIAL UK SINGLES ARCHIVE". The Official UK Charts Company 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  20. ^ a b "TOP 40 R&B SINGLES ARCHIVE". The Official UK Charts Company 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – Young Money feat. Lloyd – BedRock" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – Young Money feat. Lloyd – BedRock" (in French). Ultratip.
  23. ^ "Brazil Hot 100 Airplay" (in Portuguese). Billboard Brasil (Brazil: bpp) (2): 79. January 2009.
  24. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Young Money feat. Lloyd – BedRock". Top 40 Singles.
  26. ^ a b c d "BedRock - Gudda Gudda". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Charts Year End: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  28. ^ UK End Of Year Charts: 2010
  29. ^ Billboard Hot 100 Songs