Racks (song)

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"Racks"
Single by YC featuring Future
from the album Got Racks
Released April 5, 2011
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:45
Label Universal Motown
Writer(s) Christopher Miller, Nayvadius Wilburn, Sonny Uwaezuoke
Producer(s) Sonny Digital
YC singles chronology
"Racks"
(2011)
Future singles chronology
"Racks"
(2011)
"We in This Bitch"
(2012)
Music video
"Racks" on YouTube

"Racks" is a song by American hip hop recording artist YC, originally from his first mixtape Got Racks. The song features vocals from fellow rapper Future and produced by Sonny Digital. The song, which serves as his debut single, was released for digital download in the United States on May 20, 2011.[1] The song also peaked within the top fifty in the Billboard Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Racks" was released on April 18, 2011 on Vevo. Gucci Mane and Shawty Lo make cameo appearances.

Remix[edit]

The official remix was released on May 20, 2011, and features rappers Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame, CyHi the Prynce, Bun B, B.o.B, Yo Gotti, Wale, Cory Gunz, Dose, Cory Mo, Nelly, Twista, Big Sean, Trae and Ace Hood. The music video for the remix was released on June 28, 2011, and features Nelly, B.o.B, Trae, Yo Gotti, CyHi the Prynce, Dose and Ace Hood.

Rapper Lil Wayne recorded a freestyle over the instrumental for his mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait. Lil' Kim also recorded a freestyle included on her mixtape Black Friday.

Lyrical content[edit]

The lyrics make references to codeine cough syrup ("lean"), Xanax ("bars"), marijuana ("kush"), cocaine ("clean") Promethazine (a sedative), and Ecstasy ("bean").

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 42
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 8
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[4] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 43
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 24

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/racks-feat.-future-single/id428365087
  2. ^ "YC Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for YC. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "YC Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for YC. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "YC Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for YC. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "American single certifications – YC Worldwide – Racks". Recording Industry Association of America. March 16, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH