I'm Flexin'

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"I'm Flexin'"
T.I.FLEXIN.jpg
Single by T.I. featuring Big K.R.I.T.
ReleasedOctober 4, 2011 (2011-10-04)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2011
GenreHip hop
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Clifford Harris
  • Justin Scott
Producer(s)Big K.R.I.T.
T.I. singles chronology
"That's All She Wrote"
(2011)
"I'm Flexin'"
(2011)
"F.A.M.E."
(2011)
Big K.R.I.T. singles chronology
"Country Shit (Remix)"
(2011)
"I'm Flexin'"
(2011)
"Mayday"
(2012)
Music video
"I'm Flexin'" on YouTube

"I'm Flexin'" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., featuring vocals and production from fellow Southern rapper Big K.R.I.T.. It was officially released on October 4, 2011, as a buzz single for his eighth studio album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head (2012). The songs release indicated T.I.'s return to the music business, following his 11-month prison sentence.

Background[edit]

Since his release from incarceration, T.I. has appeared on and remixed songs from the likes of Future, 2 Chainz, Drake, Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy. "I'm Flexin'" serves as his first release as a lead artist, since his release from a half-way home on September 29, 2011. On September 23, 2011, XXL announced that DJ Drama revealed T.I. was planning on releasing a song-his first since going back to federal prison last November for a probation violation, on Monday, September 26, both produced and featuring Big K.R.I.T.[1] The songs release was delayed, but later leaked on September 30, 2011. It was officially released to digital retailers, like iTunes and Amazon on October 4, 2011.

Music video[edit]

On October 22, 2011, a behind-the-scenes video was released. It was directed by T.I.'s frequent collaborators Motion Family and was filmed in T.I.'s old neighborhood, Cedar Avenue, in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

The song first charted on the week of October 10, 2011 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number sixty-eight.[3] After six weeks on that chart it peaked at number thirty-two, falling to number thirty-seven the following week.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 66
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 32
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 23

Release Information[edit]

Purchasable Release[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref
United States October 4, 2011 Digital download Grand Hustle [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jesse Gissen (2011-09-23). "T.I. To Drop New Song on Monday Featuring Big K.R.I.T." Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  2. ^ Michael Ice-Blue Harris (2011-10-24). "T.I. "I'm Flexin" Behind The Scenes [Video]". Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  3. ^ Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs – 10 Oct « Creative Disc – Music Weblog
  4. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  7. ^ [1]. iTunes.com. Retrieved November 22, 2011.

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