Grew Up a Screw Up
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|"Grew Up a Screw Up"|
|Single by Ludacris featuring Young Jeezy|
|from the album Release Therapy|
|Released||October 31, 2006|
|Format||Digital download, CD single|
|Label||DTP, Def Jam|
|Songwriter(s)||Christopher Bridges, Christopher Wallace, Edgar Winter, Osten Harvey, Jr., Jay Jenkins, Johnny Mollings, Leonardo Mollings, Luis Resto, Marshall Mathers, Tupac Shakur|
|Producer(s)||DJ Nasty & LVM|
|Ludacris singles chronology|
|Young Jeezy singles chronology|
"Grew Up a Screw Up" is the second single from Ludacris' Release Therapy. The song features Young Jeezy, who Ludacris was previously thought to have beef with and a sample of the late The Notorious B.I.G. who sings the hook "I grew up a fucking screw up." Curiously, in the video, Young Jeezy raps a verse different from the one which appeared on the Release Therapy Disc. The video premiered on BET's 106 & Park as a New Joint on Friday October 13, 2006. The video has already been released on MTV Jams. The video features Slick Pulla and Bloodraw (from CTE).
The music video's concept is not as complex as other videos featuring Ludacris. It is shot outdoors, where Ludacris and Young Jeezy rap. Behind them is a screen that shows videos and pictures of the places where they grew up. It was directed by Chaka Zulu and premiered on BET's 106 & Park on October 13, 2006.
Credits and personnel
The credits for "Grew Up a Screw Up" are adapted from the liner notes of Release Therapy.
- Recorded at: The Ludaplex and Thug Mansion Studios, both in Atlanta, Georgia and Nasty's Crib in Orlando, Florida.
- Ludacris – vocals, songwriting
- DJ Nasty & LVM – producers
- Young Jeezy – vocals, songwriting
- Johnny Mollings – songwriting
- Lenny Mollings – songwriting, recording, guitar
- Joshua Monroy – recording
- Tony Rey – recording
- Phil Tan – mixing
- Josh Houghkirk – additional engineering
- Osten Harvey, Jr. – songwriting
- Marshall Mathers – songwriting
- Luis Edgardo Resto – songwriting
- Tupac Shakur – songwriting
- Chris Wallace – songwriting
- Edgar Winter – songwriting
- Bernie Grundman – mastering
- Contains elements of "Runnin' (Dying to Live)", performed by The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac and written by Osten Harvey, Jr., Marshall Mathers, Luis Edgardo Resto, Tupac Shakur, Chris Wallace and Edgar Winter.
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||60|