Lifestyle (song)

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"Lifestyle"
RichGangLifeStyleOfficial.jpg
Single by Rich Gang featuring Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan
ReleasedJune 5, 2014
FormatDigital download
Recorded2014
Genre
Length4:29
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)London on da Track
Rich Gang singles chronology
"Tapout"
(2013)
"Lifestyle"
(2014)
Young Thug singles chronology
"About the Money"
(2014)
"Lifestyle"
(2014)
"Low"
(2014)
Rich Homie Quan singles chronology
"Walk Thru"
(2013)
"Lifestyle"
(2014)
"Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)"
(2015)

"Lifestyle" is a song by American hip hop group Rich Gang, featuring rappers Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. The song, produced by London on da Track,[1] was released on June 5, 2014. The song has been certified Platinum in the United States.

Background and composition[edit]

The song premiered in May 2014,[2] but as the lead single from the upcoming second album of Rich Gang was released on June 5, 2014.[3] There has been speculation on the seemingly homosexual undertones of the lyrics.[4] He claims it is just language and he is not gay.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Pitchfork Media ranked the song at number 69 on their list of the top 100 songs of 2014.[6] Complex named the song at number 2 on their list of the 50 best songs of 2014.[7] Conversely, Brooklyn Russell of Pretty Much Amazing described it as "a sort of Millennial version of Generation X’s 'Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang,'" calling it "an all-encompassing generational hip-hop party track." Russell also praised the song's production, adding "Thug comes through over a breezy instrumental and casually gives us the now iconic opening line: 'I did a lot of shit just to live this here lifestyle.'"[8]

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Lifestyle", directed by Be El Be, was released on June 29, 2014.[9] The video featured Birdman, Young Thug, Rich Homie wearing clothing that resembles Prince's Fashion Evolution from the 1980s and others enjoying their time with call girls on a plane and yacht.

Remixes[edit]

In August 2014, American rapper Lil Boosie released his remix of "Lifestyle".[10] On September 29, shortly after being signed to Rich Gang/Cash Money Records, Atlanta-based singer Jacquees released a video to his remix of "Lifestyle".[11] Another remix of the song by Atlanta-based rapper Waka Flocka Flame was released in October 2014.[12]

Live performances[edit]

Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan performed the song at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards on October 14, 2014.[13]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[14]
  1. "Lifestyle" (featuring Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan) – 4:29

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 40
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 16
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[17] 4
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[18] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[19] 76

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[20] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[14][22] June 5, 2014 Digital download
August 19, 2014 Rhythmic contemporary radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/rich-gang-lifestyle/
  2. ^ "NEW MUSIC: RICH GANG F/ YOUNG THUG & RICH HOMIE QUAN – 'LIFESTYLE'". Rap-Up. May 28, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Lifestyle (feat. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan) - Single by Rich Gang". iTunes (US). Apple. June 5, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.hot97.com/news/dj-enuff/young-thug-speaks-gay-rumors-why-he-calls-his-male-friends-bae-video
  5. ^ http://thatsenuff.com/2014/09/22/young-thug-speaks-on-gay-rumors-calling-men-bae-video/ Young Thug Speaks On Gay Rumors & Calling Men “Bae”
  6. ^ "The 100 Best Tracks of 2014". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  7. ^ "The 50 Best Songs of 2014". Complex. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  8. ^ "Review: Young Thug Focuses His Alien Brand of Sentimentality and Swagger on Barter 6". Pretty Much Amazing. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Video: Rich Gang F/ Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan – 'Lifestyle'". Rap-Up. June 30, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  10. ^ Lil Boosie – Lifestyle (Remix)
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyeReWnBPjk
  12. ^ NEW MUSIC: WAKA FLOCKA FLAME – ‘LIFESTYLE (REMIX)’
  13. ^ HIP HOP AWARDS PERFORMANCE: RICH HOMIE QUAN AND YOUNG THUG ARE RICH FOR LIFE
  14. ^ a b "Lifestyle (feat. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan) – Single by Rich Gang". iTunes Store. United States: Apple. Archived from the original on September 17, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rich Gang feat. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan – Lifestyle" (in Dutch). Ultratop Urban. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  16. ^ "Rich Gang Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  17. ^ "Rich Gang Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  18. ^ "Rich Gang Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  19. ^ "Billboard Year End Singles of 2014". Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Rich Gang – Lifestyle". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.

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