Hurt (T.I. song)
|Single by T.I. featuring Busta Rhymes and Alfamega|
|from the album T.I. vs. T.I.P.|
|Released||October 5, 2007|
|Format||CD, digital download|
|Genre||Hip hop, gangsta rap|
|Label||Grand Hustle, Atlantic|
|Writer(s)||Clifford Harris, Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., Cedric Zellars, Nate Hills|
|T.I. singles chronology|
"Hurt" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., released as the third official single from his fifth studio album T.I. vs. T.I.P. (2007). The song, produced by Danja, features guest appearances from fellow American rappers Busta Rhymes and then-Grand Hustle artist Alfamega.
The song wasn't as successful as his previous singles from the album, peaking only at #89 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, with the unofficial single "Touchdown" receiving more airplay. The song did not do well due to lack of promotion caused by the arrest of T.I..
Alfamega and Busta Rhymes performed the song at the BET Hip Hop Awards, minus T.I. due to legal issues. Also at the Awards, the video for the song was nominated.
The video premiered on BET's 106 & Park on October 3, 2007. The video is filmed in black and white and has violent imagery such as T.I holding a baseball bat in a threatening manner throughout the video. The music video for "Hurt" includes cameo appearances from Grand Hustle's Young Dro, Big Kuntry, DJ Drama, Xtaci, and more. Maino and Yelawolf also make an appearance.
Single track list
1. "Hurt [Explicit]"
2. "Hurt [Instrumental]"
1. "Hurt [Radio]"
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||89|
In other media
The official remix features Young Jeezy.
Canadian pop punk group Simple Plan used the same instrumental in their song, "Generation", which was also produced by Danja. It was included on their self-titled studio album Simple Plan, released in 2008.
Some words from Simple Plan : "When we were in Miami the first time and Danja played us that beat, we wanted to use it, but he didn't know if T.I. was using it on his album. After the third time we went back, he hadn't heard back from T.I. so we started writing some stuff on it. But later he called and said he was using it. By then we liked what we had written, and T.I. didn't care."
"I love what he did with it," says Comeau of T.I.'s "Hurt." "Maybe one day we'll do a mash-up."
The Montreal Canadiens use the beat to "Hurt" whenever they score a goal.
UK rapper Kano has made a freestyle over this songs instrumentals on his MC No.1 mixtape.