We Global

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We Global
Studio album by DJ Khaled
Released September 16, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
Length 63:58
Label We the Best, Terror Squad, Koch
Producer DJ Khaled (exec.), The Runners, The Inkredibles, Isaac Opus, DJ Nasty & LVM, Danja, Gold Ru$h, Diaz Brothers, Jim Jonsin, Cool & Dre, Akon
DJ Khaled chronology
We the Best
(2007)
We Global
(2008)
Victory
(2010)
Singles from We Global
  1. "Out Here Grindin"
    Released: June 24, 2008
  2. "Go Hard"
    Released: September 2, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
DJBooth 3/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (4.3/10)[3]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[4]
XXL 3/5 stars[5]

We Global is the third studio album by Miami based mixtape DJ and Terror Squad member, DJ Khaled.[6][7][8] It was released on September 16, 2008. This was the last album on his Koch Records label deal, and the first on his We the Best Music Group label. The album's first single, "Out Here Grindin" was leaked on to the internet on May 5, 2008. The album's guest appearances from Game, T-Pain, Bun B, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Plies, Akon, Trick Daddy, Lil Boosie, Nas, Kanye West, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Busta Rhymes, Pitbull, Casely and Flo Rida among others.[9]

Singles[edit]

The album's first single, "Out Here Grindin" leaked on May 5, 2008. The song was featured Akon, Rick Ross, Lil Boosie, Trick Daddy, Ace Hood and Plies. Young Jeezy's version was on his mixtape titled "The Prime Minster" and on the iTunes version. However, the single version was left of the official album song, eventually settling for the video version. "Out Here Grindin" was the biggest hit of the album. The single debuted and peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single, "Go Hard" featuring Kanye West and T-Pain. The song was peaked at number 69 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Sales[edit]

The album debuted at number 7 on the US Billboard 200, selling 59,573 copies in the first week.[10] As of June, 2009 the album has sold 294,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

  • (co.) signifies a co-producer
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Standing On the Mountain Top" (featuring Pooh Bear and Ace Hood) DJ Khaled 2:36
2. "Go Hard" (featuring Kanye West and T-Pain) The Runners 4:32
3. "Out Here Grindin" (featuring Akon, Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Boosie, Ace Hood and Trick Daddy) The Runners, Akon (co.) 3:57
4. "Go Ahead" (featuring Fabolous, Lloyd, Rick Ross, Flo Rida and Fat Joe) The Runners 4:04
5. "I'm On" (featuring Nas) Cool & Dre 4:24
6. "Red Light" (featuring Game) The Inkredibles 4:21
7. "We Global" (featuring Trey Songz, Fat Joe and Ray J) The Runners 3:22
8. "She's Fine" (featuring Sean Paul, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes) Danja 3:22
9. "Final Warning" (featuring Rock City, Bun B, Blood Raw, Ace Hood, Brisco, Bali, Lil' Scrappy and Shawty Lo) The Inkredibles 4:16
10. "Fuck the Other Side" (featuring The Dunk Ryders and Trick Daddy) GoldRu$h 3:43
11. "Bullet" (featuring Rick Ross and Baby Cham) The Nasty Beatmakers 4:08
12. "Blood Money" (featuring Brisco, Rick Ross, Ace Hood and Birdman) Isaac Opus 4:55
13. "Defend Dade" (featuring Casely and Pitbull) Diaz Brothers 4:36

Samples credits[edit]

  • "Go Hard" Contains a sample of "Angel" by Madonna
  • "Out Here Grindin" Contains a sample of "What's Beef?" by The Notorious B.I.G
  • "Red Light" Contains a sample of "Trace of Your Love" by Joe Simon
  • "What You Gonna Do to Me" Contains a sample of "A Cold Day in Hell" by Wings of Plague

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[11] 7
US Billboard Independent Albums [11] 1
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[11] 4
US Billboard Top Rap Albums [11] 3
Canadian Albums Chart [11] 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ DJBooth review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ RapReviews review
  5. ^ XXL review
  6. ^ DJ Khaled Talks New Album and Label Deal | Rap Basement
  7. ^ Ace Hood
  8. ^ MySpaceTV Videos: DJ Khaled Out Here Grindin MySpace exclusive by DJ KHALED "WE GLOBAL" IN STORES SEPT 16
  9. ^ Andreas Hale. (June 26, 2008). DJ Khaled Prepares New Album. HipHopDX. Accessed June 26, 2008.
  10. ^ 'We Global' first week salesHipHop DX. Accessed October 26, 2008
  11. ^ a b c d e Concepcion, Mariel (2007-11-28). "Flo Rida". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2007-12-19.