We Are Young Money

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We Are Young Money
Compilation album by Young Money Entertainment
Released December 21, 2009
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 65:12
Label Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records
Producer Tha Bizness, Kane Beatz, Chase N. Cashe, Cool & Dre, B. Carr, David Banner, Angel "Onhel" Aponte, Infamous, Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Willy Will, Phenom, DJ Mecca of The Audibles, Mr. Pyro
Young Money Entertainment chronology
We Are Young Money
(2009)
Rich Gang
(2013)
Singles from We Are Young Money
  1. "Every Girl"
    Released: June 11, 2009
  2. "BedRock"
    Released: November 14, 2009
  3. "Roger That"
    Released: March 23, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 2.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10)[3]
RapReviews (7/10)[4]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars[6]
Toronto Star 2/4 stars[7]
XXL 3/5 stars[8]

We Are Young Money is the first compilation album by American hip hop record label Young Money Entertainment, and released on December 21, 2009[9] by Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records.

Background[edit]

The album features contributions from Young Money artists Lil Wayne, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine, Drake, Tyga, T-Streets, Short Dawg, Shanell, Nicki Minaj, Lil Twist and Lil Chuckee. The album also features guest appearances from Birdman, Lloyd and Gucci Mane. The album's production was handled by Kane Beatz, Chase N. Cashe, Cool & Dre, David Banner, Infamous, Willy Will and DJ Mecca of The Audibles, among other high-profile record producers. Lil Wayne, the founder of the label, performs on all tracks, except "Girl I Got You".

Singles[edit]

"Every Girl" was released as the album's lead single on June 11, 2009; the song features Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine. The song peaked at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. "BedRock" was released as the album's second single on November 14, 2009; the song features Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Tyga and Lloyd. The song has peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number 9 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the most commercially successful single. The two first singles proved to be hits on the charts and in the urban community. "Roger That" was released as the album's third single; the song features Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Tyga. It was officially released to urban radio on March 23, 2010.[10]

Other songs[edit]

"Steady Mobbin'" peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It has been stated on MTV News that Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne shot their scenes for the video separately. Wayne shot his parts two-hours before turning himself in to his one-year jail sentence, while Gucci shot his after his sentence was completed. The music video premiered on Sunday July 4, 2010 on MTV Jams.[11]

Commercial performance[edit]

We Are Young Money debuted at number 9 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 142,000 copies in its first-week sales.[12] The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over a shipments of 500,000 copies in the United States.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Gooder" (Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine & Lil Wayne) Cool & Dre 4:26
2. "Every Girl" (Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda & Mack Maine) Tha Bizness 5:13
3. "Ms. Parker" (Lil Wayne, Mack Maine & Gudda Gudda) Tha Bizness 5:19
4. "Wife Beater" (Jae Millz, Tyga, T-Streets, Mack Maine & Lil Wayne) Kane Beatz 4:43
5. "New Shit" (Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Mack Maine & Lil Wayne) Chase N. Cashe, B. Carr 3:31
6. "Pass the Dutch" (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda & Drake featuring Short Dawg) Chase N. Cashe, B. Carr 5:06
7. "Play in My Band" (Shanell & Lil Wayne) Willy Will 4:08
8. "Fuck da Bullshit" (Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, Lil Wayne & Drake featuring Birdman) Chase N. Cashe, Andrew "Pop" Wansel 3:07
9. "BedRock" (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga & Jae Millz featuring Lloyd) Kane Beatz 4:48
10. "Girl, I Got You" (Lil Twist & Lil Chuckee) DJ Mecca of The Audibles, Mr. Pyro 3:19
11. "Steady Mobbin'" (Lil Wayne featuring Gucci Mane) Kane Beatz 5:11
12. "Roger That" (Nicki Minaj, Tyga & Lil Wayne) Phenom 3:30
13. "She Is Gone" (T-Streets, Jae Millz, Lil Wayne & Gudda Gudda) Kane Beatz 3:50
14. "Streets Is Watchin'" (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Nicki Minaj & T-Streets) David Banner 3:41
15. "Finale" (T-Streets, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Tyga, Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist, Nicki Minaj, Shanell, Mack Maine, Drake & Lil Wayne) Infamous, Angel "Onhel" Aponte 5:22
Total length:
65:12
Sample credits

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 9
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3
US Billboard Top Rap Albums 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard 200 86[14]

References[edit]