Outlaw (50 Cent song)

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"Outlaw"
Single by 50 Cent
Released July 19, 2011
Format Digital Download
Recorded 2010
Genre East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Hardcore hip hop
Length 3:16
Label Shady, Aftermath, Interscope
Writer(s) Curtis Jackson, Carl McCormick
Producer(s) Cardiak
50 Cent singles chronology
"Right There"
(2011)
"Outlaw"
(2011)
"I Just Wanna"
(2012)

"Outlaw" is a song by American hip-hop artist 50 Cent, released as a song from his upcoming 50 Cent's fifth studio album, Street King Immortal. The song features production from hip-hop producer Cardiak, and was officially released as a digital download on July 19, 2011.[1]

Background[edit]

The song was released after 50 Cent revealed on Twitter that he and his label were having creative differences and that his album would be on hold until both parties agreed. 50 Cent took matters into his own hands and released the song himself on his website Thisis50.com on June 16.[2] Due to the quick success of the song, 50 Cent said on Twitter that the labels had agreed and that the song's success encouraged them to push the album.

Chart performance[edit]

The song charted on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number ninety-nine on the week ending July 23, 2011 on urban contemporary radio airplay only, prior to its digital release.[3] It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 87 on the week ending August 6, 2011, after its first full week of digital sales.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital Single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Outlaw"   Curtis Jackson, Carl McCormick Cardiak 3:16

Release information[edit]

Purchaseable release[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[1] July 19, 2011 Digital download Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 87
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 87
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 99

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Outlaw - Single by 50 Cent - Download Outlaw - Single on iTunes". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ John DiLorenzo (2011-06-18). "50 Cent Releases New Song "Outlaw" Independently". Kovideo.net. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  3. ^ a b "R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Week of July 23, 2011 (Biggest Jump)". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Grein, Paul (July 27, 2011). "Week Ending July 17, 2011. Songs: Bad Meets Bruno". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo! Inc. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: Week of August 06, 2011 (Biggest Jump)". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 28 July 2011.