Wish You Would

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Not to be confused with I Wish You Would (song). ‹See Tfd›
"Wish You Would"
Single by Ludacris featuring T.I.
from the album Theater of the Mind
Released September 2, 2008
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:47
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Writer(s) Christopher Bridges, Aldrin Davis, Clifford Harris, Ronald Utley
Producer(s) DJ Toomp
Ludacris singles chronology
"What Them Girls Like"
(2008)
"Wish You Would"
(2008)
"Chopped 'n' Skrewed"
(2008)
T.I. singles chronology
"What Up, What's Haapnin'"
(2008)
"Wish You Would"
(2008)
"Swagga like Us"
(2008)

"Wish You Would" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Ludacris, released September 2, 2008 as the second single from his sixth studio album Theater of the Mind (2008). The song, produced by DJ Toomp, features Ludacris' former rival, fellow Southern rapper T.I..[1] At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the song was nominated for an award in the category of Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The song ultimately lost to T.I.'s respective single, "Swagga Like Us".[2]

In October 2008, American hip hop production duo Play-N-Skillz composed a remix, giving it one of their own productions.

Background[edit]

After the song was leaked, MTV interviewed both Ludacris and T.I., who were involved in a high-profile dispute for several years. Ludacris said, "I felt like there was no bigger event in hip-hop at this moment than me and T.I. working together."[3] T.I. said, "We had figure if it ain't no problem and we don't have no issues, no beef, then there's no reason we shouldn't be able to get together and make music."[3] Artists from both Disturbing tha Peace and Grand Hustle were as surprised as anyone else.[3] T.I. and Ludacris also collaborated on T.I.'s 2008 studio album Paper Trail, on the song "On Top of the World", also featuring B.o.B.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 14
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles[4] 18

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