"Go Hard" is the second single from DJ Khaled's third studio album, We Global. The track features American hip hop artist Kanye West and R&B singer T-Pain. They both used the auto-tune effect. The song is produced by The Runners and it samples the 1984 single "Angel" by Madonna. It first charted on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip Hop chart on September 9, 2008, debuting at #25, where it peaked at #15, and has started chart on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs debuting at #85 and then rising to #53 so far. It also debuted at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100 the same week the album We Global was released due to digital downloads, also at #19 on the Hot Rap Tracks.
"Go Hard" is featured in the 2009 video game expansion pack, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, and can be found on the in-game radio station The Beat 102.7.
The official video (directed by Hype Williams) was released on November 7. The low budget music video features cameos from Ace Hood (Wearing a shirt promoting his new album, Gutta), Rick Ross, Tyson Beckford, Tay Dizm and DJ Clue among others. DJ Khaled and T-Pain shot this video and the video for T-Pain's song "Karaoke" on the same day.
Remixes and freestyles
The official remix features a verse by Jay-Z replacing Kanye West's first verse, T-Pain's chorus and Kanye West's 2nd verse from the original are used and a new intro & outro by Khaled, it was released on the internet on December 28, 2008. The remix is included in the deluxe edition of Jay-Z's compilation album The Hits Collection Vol. 1. Chamillionaire has released a freestyle of this song called "Keep Hatin'" for his mixtape, Mixtape Messiah 5. There is a remix that keeps Kanye West's verses and T-Pain's chorus and adds a Twista verse. There is also a remix with Dipset rapper Juelz Santana. Nicki Minaj made a freestyle to the song on her mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty
- "Keep Hatin" & "Keep Hatin Pt. 2" by Chamillionaire
- "Go Hard (Remix)" by Sway DaSafo feat. T-Pain
- "Go Hard (Remix)" by DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Kanye West & Twista
- "Go Hard (Remix)" by DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Kanye West & Rick Ross
- "Go Hard (Remix)" by Juelz Santana
- "Go Hard (Official Remix)" by DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Kanye West & T-Pain
- "Go Hard (Remix)" by DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West & T-Pain
- "Go Hard (Remix)" by Rock City
- "Go Hard" by Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne
- "Go Hard (Mega Mix)" by DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Twista, Flo Rida, Juelz Santana, Chamillionaire & T-Pain
- "Go Hard" by Trae of the Album Streets Advocate
- "Go Hard" by Red Cafe