Independent (song)

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This article is about the Webbie song. For the Ayumi Hamasaki song, see H (song).
"Independent"
Single by Webbie featuring Lil Boosie & Lil Phat of 3 Deep
from the album Savage Life 2
Released November 20, 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Southern Rap
Label Trill/Asylum
Writer(s) J Allen, W Gradney, T Hatch and MVernell III
Producer(s) Mouse
Webbie singles chronology
"Wipe Me Down"
(2007)
"Independent"
(2007)
"Out Here Grindin"
(2008)
Lil Phat chronology
- "Independent"
(2007)
Webbie featuring Lil Boosie & Lil Phat of 3 Deep's "Independent" from Savage Life 2

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"Independent" is the first single from Webbie from his album Savage Life 2. It features Lil Phat and Lil Boosie and a sample of Webbie's "Bad Bitch" in the chorus. Rapper Macklemore would sample "Independent" on his #1 hit, "Can't Hold Us."

Charts[edit]

On the issue dated December 8, 2007 the single debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 99. It later peaked at number nine, thus becoming a Top 10 hit on the chart.[1] "Independent" is the most successful song for all three artists, and is Lil Phat's only top 40 hit to date.[when?] It was MTV Jamz' first song of the week in 2008.[2]

Chart (2007–08) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 9
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 5
US Billboard Pop Songs 25
US Billboard Rap Songs 1

Music video[edit]

The music video features Webbie performing in a room with three screens, each of which showcases a classroom filled with young women actively watching a news report covering a presidential press conference on the dire state of the war. As they watch the address, one student begins to visualize herself earning a degree, becoming a doctor, and winning the Nobel Prize. It culminates with the impeachment of the current president and her election as the first female president. After assuming her position, she proclaims her plans towards peace in the Middle East to the class' applause. The video closes with a screen that displays a dedication to Pimp C.

Remix[edit]

A remix features Diamond & Princess of Crime Mob. Part 2 to the song features Lil' Boosie & Gorilla Zoe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Independent" is the most successful song for all three artists, and is Lil Phat's only top 40 hit to date. It was MTV Jamz' first song of the week in 2008 "Webbie featuring Lil' Phat and Lil' Boosie ". Charts.us. Retrieved March 7, 2008.
  2. ^ "Webbie featuring Lil' Phat and Lil' Boosie ". Charts.us. Retrieved March 7, 2008.