U Don't Know Me (T.I. song)

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"U Don't Know Me"
Single by T.I.
from the album Urban Legend
Released January 11, 2005
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Southern hip hop, gangsta rap, trap
Length 4:03
Label Grand Hustle, Atlantic
Writer(s) Clifford Harris
Producer(s) DJ Toomp
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
T.I. singles chronology
"Bring Em Out"
"U Don't Know Me"
"3 Kings"

"U Don't Know Me" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., released on January 11, 2005, as the second single from his third studio album, Urban Legend (2004). The single made it to number 23, on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.


T.I. here addresses individuals who claim to be the author of his success or else wish to leech off of it. T.I. reminds his audience that his present staying power is entirely of his own making.

This song can be heard in the background of the video for T.I.'s recent hit "Live Your Life" at the end while he is in the bar repaying the men that he owes. The song also appears on the video game Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition.


It was ranked 61 on complex's best songs of the decade. This song was nominated on several awards such as "Best Rap Solo Performance" on Grammy award, "Best Rap Video" on MTV video music award and "Street Anthem of the Year" on VIBE award.[1] The song was also certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (2004) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 23
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 6
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[4] 4
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 65


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 0^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ 'U Don't Know Me' - AwardsBillboard. Accessed October 21, 2008
  2. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – T.I. – U Don't Know Me". Recording Industry Association of America. July 12, 2006. Retrieved May, 2008.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help) If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH