Hard in da Paint
|"Hard in da Paint"|
|Single by Waka Flocka Flame|
|from the album Flockaveli|
|Released||May 13, 2010|
|Genre||Southern hip hop, hardcore hip hop, trap|
|Label||1017 Brick Squad, Warner Bros., Asylum|
|Writer(s)||Juaquin Malphurs, Lexus Arnel Lewis|
|Certification||2x Platinum (RIAA)|
|Waka Flocka Flame singles chronology|
The music video was released on July 19, 2010. During the music video the production was shut down by gang activity and police presence. The music video was directed by Benny Boom. It was shot in Baldwin Village, Los Angeles, also known as the Jungles, a neighborhood made infamous courtesy of the Denzel Washington movie "Training Day." 
Rick Ross released a freestyle over the production, as well as We the Best Music Group's artist Vado, Lil Flip, Haystak, Young Jeezy, Tyga, Lil Chuckee, Curren$y, Jay Rock, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Meek Mill and Slim Thug.
There is also a remix performed by drummer Travis Barker.
Metalcore band Of Mice & Men includes excerpts of Hard In Da Paint in the Warped Tour remix of their single OG Loko.
A popular video parody of "Hard in da Paint" was posted on YouTube, with Barack Obama as the subject of the song. The "Baracka Flacka Flames: Head of the State" video has gained over 11.3 million views as of 2014.
A remix by The Hood Internet which contains Waka Flocka's lyrics over a Flock of Seagulls, called "Waka Flocka Seagulls" has also been made
Miscelleanous artists use Hard in da Paint's beat for their own songs, for instance Californian rapper Tyga in his freestyle track Hard in the Paint and German hip hop group Zugezogen Maskulin in their song Undercut, Tumblrblog.
|U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Songs||14|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||28|
|U.S. Billboard Rap Songs||20|
|U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100||11|
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