Comin' from Where I'm From (song)

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"Comin' from Where I'm From"
Anthony Hamilton - Comin' single cover.jpg
Single by Anthony Hamilton
from the album Comin' from Where I'm From
Released October 14, 2003
Format 12" single, promo CD single, digital download
Recorded 2002–2003 at
Allustrious Recording Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre R&B, soul
Length 4:00
Label So So Def, Zomba, Arista
Writer(s) Anthony Hamilton, Mark Batson
Producer(s) Mark Batson
Anthony Hamilton singles chronology
"Nobody Else"
"Comin' from Where I'm From"

"Comin' from Where I'm From" is an R&Bsoul song written by American singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton and songwriter/producer Mark Batson for Hamilton's second studio album, Comin' from Where I'm From (2003). Released as the album's lead single, it was produced by Batson. Initially, it was released as an airplay-only single, entering the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number eighty-nine the week of August 16, 2003, spending twenty weeks and in the process and peaking at number sixty. In October 2003, the song was issued as a proper physical single. It was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2004: "Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance" and "Best R&B Song".

Anthony Hamilton teamed up with The LOX member Sheek Louch for a remix with three rapped verses from Louch. "Comin' from Where I'm From" was sampled by G-Unit for the song "Where I'm From", from their 2004 mixtape G-Unit Radio Part 5: All Eyez on Us. "Comin' from Where I'm From" was remixed by Lupe Fiasco's Mixtape Fahrenheit 1/15. "Comin' from Where I'm from" was also sampled by Akon for the song "Senegal".

Hamilton performed the song on an episode of Chappelle's Show and One on One.

This song was also featured in the movie Coach Carter, but not on the soundtrack to the movie.

Track listing[edit]

American 12" single

Side A:

  1. "Comin' from Where I'm From" (Radio Mix) – 4:01
  2. "Comin' from Where I'm From" (Instrumental) – 4:01

Side B:

  1. "Comin' from Where I'm From" (Radio Mix) – 4:01
  2. "Comin' from Where I'm From" (A cappella) – 3:37


Charts (2003) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 60