It's Good

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"It's Good"
Single by Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Jadakiss
from the album Tha Carter IV
Released September 13, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop, hardcore hip hop, gangsta rap, southern hip hop
Length 4:01
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Jason Phillips, Lyon, Valenzano, B. Pickens, Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
Producer(s) Young Ladd, Cool & Dre
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"She Will"
(2011)
"It's Good"
(2011)
"Y.U. Mad"
(2011)
Drake singles chronology
"She Will"
(2011)
"It's Good"
(2011)
"Still Got It"
(2011)
Jadakiss singles chronology
"It Ain't Over Til It's Over"
(2011)
"It's Good"
(2011)
"Pride n Joy"
(2012)

"It's Good" is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne and features Canadian rapper Drake and American rapper Jadakiss. The song is the fourteenth track off Wayne's ninth studio album, Tha Carter IV.[1] It was solicited to radio on September 13, 2011 as the album's fifth single.

Critical reception[edit]

Drake was complimented by several sources for providing the best performance on the song.

Allmusic complimented "It's Good" and said it was a track to "marvel" at it also commented on the controversial lyrics by saying the track is "where a Jay-Z diss meets an Alan Parsons sample".[2] Chicago Tribune reviewed Lil Wayne's part of the song saying "Next to Drake (and Jadakiss), Wayne just sounds petty. It’s a telling role reversal: once Wayne used to hop on other rappers’ tracks and blow them away. Now his guests magnify his lack of engagement."[3] Pitchfork complimented Drake's verses by saying "And it's Drake who provides the record's most impassioned verse about his mentor's 2010 prison stint for criminal gun possession: "Rikers Island on this flow, eight months for that pistol/ But at least they had some bad bitches workin' in that shit hole."[4]

Controversy[edit]

"It's Good" gained considerable notice on various social networks because a portion of the song's lyrics performed by Lil Wayne in which he raps "I got your baby money / Kidnap your bitch, get that how much you love your lady money" which has been interpreted by various sources to be a response back at Jay-Z's verse on H.A.M. from Watch the Throne in which he raps "Really you got baby money ... You ain't got my lady's money."[5] Kanye West played the track for Wayne but his response was “I wouldn’t ask him about a Jay-Z line because he’s not Jay-Z.”[6] Lil Wayne further elaborated on the alleged attack by saying “I know there won’t be any repercussions behind what I did. I know for a fact music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. I know that for a fact. So I can’t ever be upset about someone’s reaction. I’m not going to say I don’t know what would happen before I even say [something on record]. I do know what will happen. I’m aware of it. But it is what it is.” Jadakiss has distanced himself from all conflict as well and commented that he isn't involved on any attack on any rap artist. Slant commented on the alleged attack by saying that the track "generated more buzz than any other track on Tha Carter IV, not because it's especially good, but because Wayne appears to take some shots at Jay-Z, referencing an ongoing feud about who makes more money and maybe threatening to kidnap and ransom Beyoncé ("Kidnap your bitch/Get that 'How much you love your lady?' money").

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 79

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United States[8] September 13, 2011 Urban radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tha Carter IV (Deluxe Edition)". iTunes. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Tha Carter IV". Allmusic. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Album review: Lil Wayne, 'Tha Carter IV'". Chicago Tribune. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Tha Carter IV". Pitchfork. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Lil' Wayne Drops 'It's Good' and Disses Jay-Z". desihits. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  6. ^ "http://iamboigenius.com/music-lil-wayne-disses-jay-z-on-its-good-ft-drake-jadakiss/". iamboigenius.com. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  7. ^ "Lil Wayne featuring Drake and Jadakiss - It's Good". acharts. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Urban Radio Adds (May 15, 2012)". allaccess.com. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 

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