Speakers Going Hammer

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"Speakers Going Hammer"
Single by Soulja Boy
from the album The DeAndre Way
Released October 19, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:09
Label SODMG/Interscope Records
Writer(s) DeAndre Way, Bei Maejor
Producer(s) Boi-1da, Bei Maejor
Soulja Boy singles chronology
"Blowing Me Kisses"
(2010)
"Speakers Going Hammer"
(2010)
"Turn It Up"
(2013)

"Speakers Going Hammer" is the third official single from The DeAndre Way by American rapper Soulja Boy. The song features production by Boi-1da. The song was released to iTunes on October 19, 2010.[1] The song peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot R&B & Hip-Hop Songs chart. Artists including T-Pain, Pusha T and Royce da 5'9" have remixed the track.[2]

Background[edit]

The track showcases Soulja Boy's style as he raps about how loud his audio pumps.[3] It finds the rapper exhibiting the same pop sensibility fans have come to know.[4] Soulja Boy stated Interscope executibe Jimmy Iovine and rapper Kanye West really liked the track which drove him to release it as a single.[5]

Production[edit]

The track was described by Rap-Up as having a "burping bass line and horn-peppered instrumental."[6] DJBooth described the track as being "backed by Boi-1da string stabs and fingersnaps."[4] Sara D. Anderson of AOL Radio stated the track is "backed by crescendoing sirens and synth-laden staccato backbeats."[7]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released November 26, 2010 and was directed by Gil Green.[8]

Live performances[edit]

The first performance of "Speakers Going Hammer" occurred at the Beats By Dr. Dre headphone product launch in Manhattan on October 9, 2010.[9] The song was performed live at the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards. Another performance happened on Lopez Tonight.[10] He also performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 11, 2010.[11] Speakers Going Hammer was performed on Sims 3 on the Hip Hop station.[12]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010–2011) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[13] 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[14] 47
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[15] 24

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United States October 19, 2010 digital download
November 23, 2010 Radio airplay

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connecting to the iTunes Store
  2. ^ "Soulja Boy f. T-Pain - Speakers Going Hammer Rmx". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. November 24, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ Featured : Rhapsody
  4. ^ a b "Soulja Boy - Speakers Going Hammer - Listen". DJBooth. The DJBooth LLC. September 30, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "A Long Convo With... Soulja Boy Tell'Em". ThisIs50.com. July 12, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ "New Music: Soulja Boy – 'Speakers Going Hammer'". Rap-Up. Rap-Up LLC. September 7, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ Anderson, Sara D. (October 1, 2010). "Soulja Boy, 'Speakers Going Hammer' - New Song". AOL Radio. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Soulja Boy - Speakers Going Hammer". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. November 26, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Soulja Boy Performs 'Speakers Going Hammer' For The First Time". Vibe. Spin Media. October 2, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php%3Fv%3DwshhWJlzEz9P7C6f8ypB&sa=U&ei=XfHqTMLWNJO4sQOy18WwCw&ved=0CBMQFjABOAo&usg=AFQjCNGj6MnC30FE8R2hXlIqiC2RFm5QzA[dead link]
  11. ^ http://gossiponthis.com/2010/11/12/soulja-boy-speakers-going-hammer-jay-leno/&sa=U&ei=YOzqTJeUDY72tgOy44SxCw&ved=0CB4QFjAD&usg=AFQjCNE8xzQbFDUG7_4SneJoAPcgutMWZw[dead link]
  12. ^ http://www.hiphoppress.com/2010/09/flo-rida-travie-mccoy-3oh3-kelly-rowland-and-more-partner-with-ea-on-the-soundtrack-for-the-sims-3.html[dead link]
  13. ^ "Soulja Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Soulja Boy. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  14. ^ "Soulja Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Soulja Boy. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  15. ^ "Soulja Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Soulja Boy. Retrieved September 20, 2014.

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