Go Hard (DJ Khaled song)

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"Go Hard"
Single by DJ Khaled featuring Kanye West and T-Pain
from the album We Global
ReleasedNovember 19, 2008 (2008-11-19)
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop
Producer(s)The Runners
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"Out Here Grindin"
"Go Hard"
"Fed Up"
Kanye West singles chronology
"Go Hard"
T-Pain singles chronology
"Go Girl"
"Go Hard"
"Chopped 'n' Skrewed"

"Go Hard" is the second single[1] from DJ Khaled's third studio album, We Global. The track features American rappers Kanye West and 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
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


  1. ^ Ace Hood
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Video: T-Pain Video Blog & Behind The Scenes Of "Karaoke" With Dj Khaled! "Blogging & Commenting On Videos Is Not Gangster.". Plus Tells The Most Gangster Comment He Seen On WSHH & Says Hes Coming For Sean Kingston & Soulja Boy". Worldstarhiphop.com. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  4. ^ "DJ Khaled f. Kanye West, Twista & T-Pain - Go Hard (rmx) | New Hip Hop Music & All The New Rap Songs 2011". HipHopDX. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2011-02-26.

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