Live Fast, Die Young (song)

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"Live Fast, Die Young"
Single by Rick Ross featuring Kanye West
from the album Teflon Don
ReleasedJuly 13, 2010
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop
Length6:13
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Kanye West
Rick Ross singles chronology
"B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)"
(2010)
"Live Fast, Die Young"
(2010)
"Rap Song"
(2010)
Kanye West singles chronology
"Power"
(2010)
"Live Fast, Die Young"
(2010)
"Erase Me"
(2010)

"Live Fast, Die Young" is the third single by American rapper Rick Ross from his fourth studio album Teflon Don (2010). It features Kanye West, who also stood as the sole producer.[1] The song samples three tracks in its composition. A music video was announced by Ross, but never saw an official release.

Background[edit]

The song leaked online on July 1, 2010, twelve days before being released as a single.[2] On July 21, Ross announced that the music video would be directed by Hype Williams, but the video was never officially released.[3]

Composition[edit]

The track samples a total of three songs. The songs sampled are: "If This World Were Mine" by The Bar-Kays, "Uphill Peace Of Mind" by Kid Dynamite and "Funky President (People It's Bad)" by James Brown.[1] It was viewed by Phil Miter of Noisey Vice as being among West's 2010 productions that: 'depict unreal wealth and power in the process of decay, melting into unrecognizable, disturbing shapes'.[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Live Fast, Die Young" debuted at number 89 on the US Billboard on the week of its release as a single.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 89

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States July 13, 2010 Rhythmic crossover radio [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Teflon Don (CD booklet). Rick Ross. Def Jam. 2010.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Check Out: Rick Ross – "Live Fast, Die Young" (feat. Kanye West)". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Rick Ross Reveals Hype Williams Will Direct 'Live Fast, Die Young' Video". MTV. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "21st Century Schizoid Man: How Kanye Changed Rap by Making a 70s Prog Album in 2010". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Rick Ross Live Fast, Die Young Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Rick Ross Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Available for Airplay". FMQB. Archived from the original on July 23, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2018.

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