Ain't I

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"Ain't I"
Ain't I single.png
Single by Yung L.A. featuring T.I. and Young Dro
ReleasedNovember 25, 2008 (2008-11-25)[1]
FormatDigital download
RecordedJanuary 2008
GenreSouthern hip hop
Length4:12
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)B Franks
Yung L.A. singles chronology
"Ain't I"
(2008)
"Take Off"
(2009)
T.I. singles chronology
"Just Like Me"
(2008)
"Ain't I"
(2008)
"Dead and Gone"
(2009)
Young Dro singles chronology
"Tell 'Em What They Wanna Hear"
(2006)
"Ain't I"
(2008)
"Take Off"
(2009)

"Ain't I" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Yung L.A., released as his debut single on November 25, 2008 via Grand Hustle and Interscope Records. The song was intended to be the lead single from his then-debut album Futuristic Leland, which was later shelved. The song, produced by B Franks, features guest appearances from his then-mentor Young Dro and Grand Hustle label-boss T.I., after the two remixed the song to release it commercially. Upon its release, the song reached number 47 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, on March 28, 2009.[2] The single is a remix of the original version, which features Grand Hustle label-mate Big Kuntry King.[3] "Ain't I" was nominated for "Best Collaboration" at the BET Awards.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Ain't I" (Explicit) - 4:12 (feat. Young Dro and T.I.)

Music video[edit]

The Kai Crawford-directed music video was released on BET's 106 & Park on December 9, 2008. The video features cameo appearances from DJ Drama and Lil Duval. It managed to peak at #2 on 106 & Park and ranked at #87 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 47
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 7
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 4

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ain't I" Chart historyBillboard. Accessed February 22, 2009.
  2. ^ "Ain't I" peak on US BillboardBillboard. Accessed April 3, 2009.
  3. ^ Yung L.A. Biographyallmusic. Accessed April 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "Yung L.A. Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "Yung L.A. Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "Yung L.A. Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2012.