Go Hard

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"Go Hard"
Single by DJ Khaled featuring Kanye West and T-Pain
from the album We Global
Released November 19, 2008 (2008-11-19)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:32
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) The Runners
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"Out Here Grindin"
(2008)
"Go Hard"
(2008)
"Fed Up"
(2009)
Kanye West singles chronology
"Heartless"
(2008)
"Go Hard"
(2008)
"Amazing"
(2009)
T-Pain singles chronology
"Go Girl"
(2008)
"Go Hard"
(2008)
"Chopped 'N' Skrewed"
(2008)

"Go Hard" is the second single[1] from DJ Khaled's third studio album, We Global. The track features American rapper Kanye West and American singer T-Pain. They both used the auto-tune effect. The song is produced by The Runners and it samples Madonna's 1985 song "Angel". It first charted on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip Hop chart on September 9, 2008,[2] 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.

Music video[edit]

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.[3]

Remixes and freestyles[edit]

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.[4] 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

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 69
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 53
U.S. Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 19

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