Welcome to My Hood

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"Welcome to My Hood"
Single by DJ Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne and T-Pain
from the album We the Best Forever
Released January 18, 2011 (2011-01-18)
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 4:49, 7:10 (Remix)
Label We the Best, Terror Squad, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Writer(s) William Roberts, Algernod Washington, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Faheem Najm, Johnny Mollings, Lenny Mollings
Producer(s) The Renegades , DJ Khaled (co-production), The Nasty Beatmakers
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"All I Do Is Win"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood"
(2011)
"I'm on One"
(2011)
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Rap Song"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood"
(2011)
"Can a Drummer Get Some?
(2011)
Plies singles chronology
"Phone #"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood"
(2011)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"6 Foot 7 Foot"
(2011)
"Welcome to My Hood"
(2011)
"Roman's Revenge"
(2011)
T-Pain singles chronology
"No Dejemos Que se Apague"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood"
(2011)
"Boom"
(2011)

"Welcome to My Hood" is the first single from American hip-hop artist DJ Khaled's fifth album We the Best Forever. The song features American rappers Rick Ross, Plies and Lil Wayne on the verses, and American singer T-Pain on chorus. The album also contains the remix of the song featuring Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Mavado, Twista, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Game, Jadakiss, Bun B, and Waka Flocka. The song is Khaled's first single to be produced by The Renegades & himself (co-production wise). It was released for digital download in the United States on January 18, 2011.[1]

Featured artist T-Pain has referred to the song as "a sequel" to Khaled's previous song "I'm So Hood", which he was also featured on, along with Ross, Plies, and Trick Daddy.[2]

Music video[edit]

Gil Green directed the music video, which includes cameos from Flo Rida, Bow Wow, Tyga, Busta Rhymes, Wale, Meek Mill, Ace Hood, Red Cafe, Brisco, Mack Maine, Birdman and many more.[3] The video shows T-Pain and Rick Ross posted up in the projects, later joining the rest of the crew for a night shoot against graffiti-covered walls.[4]

Remix[edit]

"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
Single by DJ Khaled featuring Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Mavado, Twista, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B, Game and Waka Flocka Flame
from the album We the Best Forever
Released March 14, 2011 (2011-03-14)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 7:10
Label We the Best, Terror Squad, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Writer(s) Faheem Najm, Johnny Mollings, Lenny Mollings,
Producer(s) Lex Luger, The Renegades, The Runners, The Nasty Beatmakers
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"All I Do Is Win"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"I'm On One"
(2011)
T-Pain singles chronology
"No Dejemos Que se Apague"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Electroman"
(2011)
Ludacris singles chronology
"Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Little Bad Girl"
(2011)
Busta Rhymes singles chronology
"Look at Me Now"
(2011)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Worldwide Choppers"
(2011)
Twista singles chronology
"Make a Movie"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Worldwide Choppers"
(2011)
Birdman singles chronology
"Fire Flame"
(2011)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"I Get Money"
(2011)
Ace Hood singles chronology
"Hustle Hard"
(2011)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Go 'N' Get It"
(2011)
Fat Joe singles chronology
"If It Ain't About Money"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Another Round"
(2011)
Game singles chronology
"Can a Drummer Get Some?
(2011)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Red Nation"
(2011)
Jadakiss singles chronology
"Who's Real"
(2009)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Hold You Down"
(2011)
Bun B singles chronology
"What Up"
(2010)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Country Shit (Remix)"
(2011)
Waka Flocka Flame singles chronology
"Grove St. Party"
(2011)
"Welcome to My Hood (Remix)"
(2011)
"Coppin' the Best"
(2011)

The official remix features Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Mavado, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Game, Jadakiss, Bun B, and Waka Flocka Flame, released on March 14, 2011.

As with the remix for Khaled's previous song "All I Do Is Win", Khaled himself raps a verse on the "Welcome to My Hood" remix, making a reference to "All I Do Is Win". After the song ends, Khaled shouts the original release date for We the Best Forever, June 28. Also, T-Pain modifies the chorus slightly to "We get fly like a G6, and everybody know this is the remix" from "They outside playing hopscotch/And every know this is the hot spot."

As with the official music video, a 'Behind the Scenes' video to "Welcome to My Hood" was released on April 1.[5]

On April 27, the official music video was released for the remix. Game does not appear in the video, nor does his verse.

On Game's verse he says that himself, and rappers Eminem & Dr. Dre are the best.

Allmusic stated that the remix is "an air horn-fueled Miami anthem with Khaled taking a rare producer’s credit".[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Position
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 79
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 30
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[9] 14

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, record label and format details
Country Date Format Label
United States January 18, 2011 Digital download We the Best, Terror Squad, Cash Money, Universal Motown

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