Always Strapped

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"Always Strapped"
Birdman Always Strapped Single Cover 2009.jpg
Single by Birdman featuring Lil Wayne & Mack Maine
from the album Pricele$$
Released March 17, 2009 (Digital)
Format Digital download, airplay
Recorded 2006
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/
Producer(s) Mr. Beatz
Birdman singles chronology
"Foolish (Remix)"
"Always Strapped"
"Written on Her"
"Foolish (Remix)"
"Always Strapped"
"Written on Her"
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Prom Queen"
(2009) Prom Queen2009
"Always Strapped"
(2009) Always Strapped2009
"Every Girl"
(2009) Every Girl2009

"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".

Music video[edit]

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 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.[1] 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.[2]

Remixes & Versions[edit]


Chart (2009) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 54
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 10
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[5] 5


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