We the Best

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This article is about a 2007 DJ Khaled album. For a record label founded in 2008, see We the Best Music Group.
We The Best
Studio album by DJ Khaled
Released June 12, 2007
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta Rap
Length 65:49
Label Terror Squad, Koch
Producer Kane Beatz, Cool & Dre, Danja, Jim Jonsin, Diaz Brothers, DJ Khaled, Steve Morales, The Runners, The Fresher's
DJ Khaled chronology
Listennn... the Album
(2006)
We the Best
(2007)
We Global
(2008)
Singles from We the Best
  1. "We Takin' Over"
    Released: April 1, 2007
  2. "I'm So Hood"
    Released: September 11, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
DJBooth 2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (C)[3]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (4.8/10)[5]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]

We the Best is the second studio album by Miami mixtape DJ and Terror Squad member DJ Khaled, which was released on June 12, 2007. Guest appearances are Fat Joe, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman, T.I., Akon, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, T-Pain, Dre, Game, Trick Daddy, Young Jeezy, Plies, Juelz Santana, Jadakiss, Ja Rule, Styles P, Trina, Flo Rida, Paul Wall, Bun B and C-Ride.

Background[edit]

Rick Ross, Dre, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe and Trick Daddy had a much "major role" on this album. Rick Ross is featured on 5 tracks, Dre is featured on 4 tracks, Trick Daddy, Fat Joe and Lil Wayne are featured on 3 tracks, Jadakiss, Birdman and C-Ride are featured on 2 tracks.[8] There are new guests on the album, like T-Pain, Plies, Flo Rida, Pooh Bear, C-Ride, Cassidy, Shareefa, Yung Berg, Ludacris, Lil' Kim, R. Kelly, Ace Mack, Busta Rhymes, Willy Northpole, Rich Boy, Joe Hound, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Jim Jones, Big Boi and Ja Rule.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number #8 on the Billboard 200, selling 79,000 copies in its first week.[9] As of January 2008, the album has sold 440,000 copies in the United States.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro (We the Best)" (featuring Rick Ross) DJ Khaled 1:57
2. "The Movement" (skit) (featuring K. Foxx)   0:22
3. "We Takin' Over" (featuring T.I., Akon, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne) Danja 4:24
4. "Brown Paper Bag" (featuring Young Jeezy, Dre, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Fat Joe) Cool & Dre 4:57
5. "I'm So Hood" (featuring T-Pain, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross and Plies) The Runners 4:15
6. "Before the Solution" (featuring Beanie Sigel and Pooh Bear) DJ Khaled 4:29
7. "I'm From the Ghetto" (featuring Dre, The Game, Jadakiss and Trick Daddy) Cool & Dre 5:06
8. "Hit 'Em Up" (featuring Bun B and Paul Wall) The Runners 3:20
9. "S on My Chest" (featuring Lil Wayne and Birdman) Kane Beatz, The Nasty Beatmakers 4:10
10. "Bitch I'm From Dade County" (featuring Trick Daddy, Trina, Rick Ross, Brisco, Flo Rida, C-Ride and Dre) Diaz Brothers 5:48
11. "The Originators" (featuring Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) Cool & Dre 6:18
12. "New York is Back" (featuring Jadakiss, Fat Joe and Ja Rule) Cool & Dre 5:54
  • "Hit 'Em Up" was removed from the Wal-Mart Edition of the album.
  • "Intro (We The Best)" and "**** I'm From Dade County" both do not include Rick Ross in some markets. While it included on Best Buy.

Samples[edit]

  • "Brown Paper Bag" Contains a sample of "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman
  • ""S" on My Chest" Contains a sample of "Get Your Shine On" by Birdman
  • "We Takin' Over" Contains a sample of "C.R.E.A.M." by Wu-Tang Clan

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 8
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 2

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