You Know What It Is

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"You Know What It Is"
Single by T.I. featuring Wyclef Jean
from the album T.I. vs. T.I.P.
Released July 10, 2007 (U.S.)
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip Hop, reggae Fusion
Length 3:45 (radio edit)
4:48 (album version)
Label Grand Hustle, Atlantic
Writer(s) Clifford Harris, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean
Producer(s) Wyclef Jean, Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Sedeck "All Hands on Deck" Jean, Keith "Lil Wonda" Duplessis
T.I. singles chronology
"Big Things Poppin' (Do It)"
(2007)
"You Know What It Is"
(2007)
"Whatever U Like"
(2007)
Wyclef Jean singles chronology
"Dangerous"
(2006)
"You Know What It Is"
(2007)
"Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)"
(2007)

"You Know What It Is" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., released July 10, 2007, as the second single from his fifth studio album T.I. vs. T.I.P. (2007). The song is featured on the "T.I.P." section of the album, which is T.I.'s more gangsta and ghetto alter ego. The song was produced by Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis and Wyclef Jean, the latter of whom contributes vocals throughout the track. It debuted at #73 on Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop Songs on June 28, 2007, later peaking at #11. It later debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 68 in July, later peaking at #34.[1]

The song was featured in the HBO series Entourage (Season 4, Episode 4), as the guys are in a club, it can be heard in the background.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was filmed in Miami, by director and friend Chris Robinson. On June 12, the video was made available on iTunes. The video premiered MTV's TRL on June 14, 2007. There are shots of the video where T.I. appears on a plane, and on a cruise, and riding in a car (a Custom 1939 Lincoln-Zephyr Convertible Coupé) as if he were on a vacation to Wyclef's hometown. In the video version of the song, the beat is edited. The original beat features the sound of a gun being loaded and shot. In the video version, the sound of the gun being shot is edited out. The video features cameo appearances from B.G., Kymani Marley and P$C.

Track listing[edit]

Promo CD single[edit]

  1. "You Know What It Is" (Clean Version)
  2. "You Know What It Is" (Dirty Version)
  3. "You Know What It Is" (Instrumental)

Vinyl single[edit]

  1. "You Know What It Is" (Radio Version)
  2. "You Know What It Is" (Amended Version)
  3. "You Know What It Is" (Instrumental)
  4. "You Know What It Is" (Explicit version)
  5. "You Know What It Is" (Acapella)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 34
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 11
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[4] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Cohen, "Rihanna's 'Umbrella' Reigns Again On Hot 100", Billboard.com, July 12, 2007.
  2. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "T.I. Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.

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