Major Distribution

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"Major Distribution"
Single by 50 Cent featuring Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy
Released February 5, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 4:23
Label Shady, Aftermath, Interscope
Writer(s) Curtis Jackson, Calvin Broadus, Jay Jenkins, Marvin Coady, Wilton Godfrey, Chuck Jackson
Producer(s) Soul Professa
50 Cent singles chronology
"Hate Bein' Sober"
(2012)
"Major Distribution"
(2013)
"We Up"
(2013)
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Young, Wild & Free"
(2011)
"Major Distribution"
(2013)
"Ashtrays and Heartbreaks"
(2013)

"Major Distribution" is a song by American hip hop recording artist 50 Cent, released as a single in promotion for his upcoming fifth studio album Street King Immortal.[1] The song premiered on December 20, 2012, on New York radio station Hot 97 with DJ Enuff.[2] The song, produced by Soul Professa, features fellow American rappers Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy. It was made available for purchase on February 5, 2013.[3]

Background[edit]

The song's release on the iTunes Store was announced with the official music video, after being released in December.[1] Young Jeezy's verse, recorded in the second half of 2012, was confirmed by 50 Cent in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, in July.[4]

Music video[edit]

A music video for was filmed throughout December and January, being directed by Eif Rivera. It includes cameo appearances from 50 Cent's fellow G-Unit members, including Tony Yayo an Kidd Kidd. Also, the affiliates of Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy appear in the video, such as Kurupt, Daz Dillinger and members of CTE World, respectively. A teaser video was released before the song's release on December 20,[2] via 50 Cent's YouTube channel.[5] The music video came out on January 23, 2013, on VEVO channel of 50 Cent.[6] On January 28, 2013, it was made available for purchase on iTunes Store.[7]

The music video and song has been viewed over 13 million times on Youtube. [8]

Controversy[edit]

In the video, G-Unit flaunts Maybach Music Group's rapper Gunplay's MMG chain that was taken from him at a brawl backstage at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards. G-Unit's Kidd Kidd has the chain draped around his sons neck in the video.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Major Distribution" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy) - 4:23

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[10] 13
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 43
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[12] 32

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref
Canada February 5, 2013 Digital download Shady, Aftermath, Interscope [13]
United States [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "50 Cent - Major Distribution (Official Music Video) ft. Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy". ThisIs50.com. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.2dopeboyz.com/2012/12/20/50-cent-major-distribution-f-snoop-dogg-young-jeezy/
  3. ^ "Major Distribution [Explicit]: 50 Cent: Music". Amazon.com. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "50 Cent vs DJ Whoo Kid – Full Interview". Aftermath Blog. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Video: 50 Cent f/ Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy – ‘Major Distribution’ [Teaser]". Rap-Up.com. Rap-Up. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "50 Cent – Major Distribution f. Young Jeezy & Snoop Dogg (Video)". 2dopeboyz. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Music Videos - Major Distribution (feat. Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy) by 50 Cent". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=50+cent+-+major+distribution
  9. ^ "50 Cent 'Major Distribution' Video Features Snoop Dogg, Young Jeezy & Gunplay's Chain". The Boombox. AOL Inc. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "50 Cent – Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ "50 Cent Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for 50 Cent. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  12. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-02-16" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved 2013-02-13.
  13. ^ "Major Distribution (feat. Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy) - Single by 50 Cent". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Major Distribution (feat. Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy) - Single by 50 Cent". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 

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