|"Bring Em Out"|
|Single by T.I.|
|from the album Urban Legend|
|B-side||"U Don’t Know Me"|
|Released||October 19, 2004|
|T.I. singles chronology|
"Bring Em Out" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., released as the lead single from his third studio album Urban Legend. The song, produced by Swizz Beatz, contains a vocal sample from Jay-Z's "What More Can I Say". This became T.I.'s first US top-ten single, peaking at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
According to Swizz Beatz in a Drink Champs interview, the instrumental was originally made for then-Roc-A-Fella artist, Beanie Sigel, when he was released from prison, but turned it down. Recently in 2020, rapper/podcaster Joe Budden spoke on The Joe Budden Podcast (ep 360) about the beat being for him originally but his management refused to pay for the Jay-Z sample.
The music video for "Bring Em Out" was directed by Fats Cats and was shot in Atlanta. DJ Drama, Jazze Pha and Swizz Beatz made cameo appearances in the video. It features T.I. on a tour bus as well as him performing on a stage for a crowd of fans. At the end of the video, a brief snippet of "U Don't Know Me" plays.
Use in Media
The song was featured extensively during the 2006 NBA Finals as the theme song for the Miami Heat during player introductions. T.I. performed the song on an episode of The O.C., titled "Return of The Nana". The instrumental version of this song appears on promotions for G4's week-long TV special "Top 100 Video Games of All Time" set to premiere on July 11, 2012.
The song appears in 2020 video game Fuser.
1. "Bring 'Em Out [Amended]"
1. "U Don't Know Me [Amended]"
|UK Singles (OCC)||59|
|US Billboard Hot 100||9|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||6|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||4|
|US Rhythmic (Billboard)||9|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
|United States||November 8, 2004||Rhythmic contemporary · urban contemporary radio||Grand Hustle, Atlantic|||
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