Hot Revolver

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"Hot Revolver"
Single by Lil Wayne featuring Dre
ReleasedMarch 17, 2009
FormatCD, digital download, Radio
Genre Rock, rap rock, pop rock
Length3:11 (single version)
4:46 (extended version)
LabelYoung Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Songwriter(s)Dwayne Carter, Jr., Andre Lyon
Producer(s)Cool & Dre
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Every Girl"
"Hot Revolver"
"Always Strapped"

"Hot Revolver" is a song by American recording artist Lil Wayne, released March 17, 2009, it was intended to be the second single from his seventh studio album, Rebirth (2010). The song, produced by American production duo Cool & Dre, features uncredited guest vocals from Dre.[1] The song was originally intended to be included on Rebirth, however for unspecified reasons it was left off the final track listing. An extended version of the song with an extra verse from Wayne later leaked online on March 26, 2009. A re-recorded version of the song was later included as a bonus track on Wayne's tenth studio album I Am Not a Human Being II (2013), featuring no Auto-Tune and a new verse from Wayne.


Despite speculation that the song featured fellow Cash Money artist Kevin Rudolf, it was confirmed that the featured artist on the song was indeed Dre of production duo Cool & Dre.[1] As the song was not featured on Rebirth, the single cover became the album artwork.


The song contains a vocal sample from the Green Day song "Basket Case" with the line "Do you have the time to listen to me whine?"[2] The bass line is also fairly similar to Green Day's song "Whatsername"

Track listing[edit]

iTunes Digital download[3]

  1. "Hot Revolver (Main)" — 3:11


Chart (2009) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 54
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[5] 132
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 33


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 0^

^shipments figures based on certification alone



  1. ^ a b "Nah Right >> Lil Wayne feat. Dre of Cool & Dre - Hot Revolver". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  2. ^ "Lil Wayne's Hot Revolver sample of Green Day's Basket Case". Retrieved May 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "Hot Revolver" on iTunes
  4. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Zywietz, Tobias (February 6, 1997). "Chart Log UK: DJ Steve L – LZ Love". Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Lil Wayne – Hot Revolver". Recording Industry Association of America. April 10, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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