|Single by Birdman featuring Lil Wayne & Mack Maine|
|from the album Pricele$$|
|Released||March 17, 2009 (Digital)|
|Format||Digital download, airplay|
|Genre||Southern hip hop, rap rock, gangsta rap|
|Length||3:28 (Single version w/o Mack Maine)
4:34 (Album version)
5:49 (Remix version)
|Label||Cash Money, Universal Motown|
|Songwriter(s)||D. Carter/ B. Williams/R. Cobbs II/|
|Birdman singles chronology|
|Lil Wayne singles chronology|
"Always Strapped" is the first single from rapper Birdman's fourth studio album, Pricele$$. It was released officially on iTunes on March 17, 2009. The song features Lil Wayne and Mack Maine and was produced by Mr. Beatz. The original version of the song was leaked in 2006 and was believed to be recorded for the Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana collaborative album "I Can't Feel My Face".
There are two videos for the song, first the original version of the song and the remix version of the song.
The first video was premiered on MTV Jams, Sucker Free Sunday, and MTV.com on June 14, 2009 and was the video for the original version of the song. Birdman and Lil Wayne raps their verses from the original version of the song. However, Mack Maine is featured in the video and raps his own new verse. This version ranked at #18 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.
The second video was the remix premiered on BET's 106 & Park on June 15, 2009. The remix video featured Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, who also filmed his part on the video. DJ Khaled, Lil' Twist, Rick Ross, 2 Pistols, Yo Gotti, All Star Cashville Prince, and Kevin Rudolf make appearances in the video. Birdman, Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross rap their verses from the remix version of the song.
Remixes & Versions
- Original Version: Lil Wayne (featuring Juelz Santana)
- Album & Video Version (credited as "Always Strapped (Remix)": Birdman (featuring Lil Wayne & Mack Maine)
- Single Version: Birdman (featuring Lil Wayne)
- Official Remix Version: Birdman (featuring DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross)
|US Billboard Hot 100||54|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||10|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||5|
- Birdman - Always Strapped Remix with Lil Wayne and Mack Maine
- Birdman – Always Strapped Remix 2 music video f. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Jeezy
- "Birdman – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Birdman. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "Birdman – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Birdman. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "Birdman – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Birdman. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
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