Switch Up

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"Switch Up"
Single by Big Sean featuring Common
from the album Hall of Fame
Released April 6, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 5:10
Label GOOD, Def Jam
Writer(s) Sean Anderson, Lonnie Lynn, Jr., Ernest Wilson, Rob Kinelski
Producer(s) No I.D., Rob Kinelski (add.)
Big Sean singles chronology
"All That (Lady)"
(2013)
"Switch Up"
(2013)
"Wild"
(2013)
Common singles chronology
"Favorite Song"
(2012)
"Switch Up"
(2013)

"Switch Up" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Big Sean. It was released on April 6, 2013, as the second single from his second studio album Hall of Fame (2013). The song, produced by No I.D. and Rob Kinelski, features a guest appearance from fellow rapper Common. The song has since debuted at number 50 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Background[edit]

The second single, "Switch Up", was announced along with its artwork by Big Sean on April 5, 2013 via Twitter, and shorty after was premiered on his official website.[citation needed] The single features fellow rapper Common, while the production was handled by No I.D. & Rob Kinelski.[1] The song was then released for digital download the following day.[2]

Theme[edit]

Big Sean made a statement saying how the song is for 'the fans of real rap and his believers'. In an interview he made, "When I put it out, I did it for the believers and the people that's been rocking with me, fans of just real rap."[3]

Controversy[edit]

"Switch Up" came to controversy after fans were asking Big Sean on Twitter if the song was a diss to Kid Cudi.[3] Kid Cudi left the GOOD Music label just four days before Big Sean released "Switch Up".[4] The lyrics rapped in the chorus "Who gon' leave you there when who gon' leave which ya?/ This is for the ones thats always ridin' with ya/ Ain't switch, I ain't switch up/ Naw, naw I aint switch up/ The same me, naw naw I ain't switch up/ The same team, naw naw I ain't switch up..." made fans think that Big Sean was angry towards Kid Cudi's departure from GOOD Music. Big Sean clarified the controversy with an interview with MTV News. Big Sean said in the interview that he was still friends with Kid Cudi as he stated "Motherfucker that's the dumbest shit somebody could ever say. That's my fam. When I lost my Jesus piece Cudi gave me his Jesus piece. That's my brother."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Switch Up" (featuring Common) Sean Anderson, Lonnie Lynn, Jr., Ernest Wilson, Rob Kinelski No I.D., Rob Kinelski 5:10

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[5] 50

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States April 6, 2013[2] Digital download GOOD, Def Jam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Music: Big Sean x Common “Switch Up”". Rap Radar. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  2. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Switch Up (feat. Common) - Single by Big Sean". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b c 04/09/2013 21:28:02 (2013-04-09). "Big Sean Says 'Switch Up' Timing Is 'Just Ironic,' Not A Kid Cudi Dis - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Kid Cudi: "I'm No Longer on G.O.O.D. Music"". Complex. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/281681/big+sean/chart?f=367

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