Lockjaw (song)

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"Lockjaw"
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Single by French Montana featuring Kodak Black
from the album Wave Gods and MC4
ReleasedMay 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
GenreHip hop
Length3:43
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s) - Assil Youssef
Producer(s)Ben Billions & Yo Asel
French Montana singles chronology
"Figure It Out"
(2016)
"Lockjaw"
(2016)
"No Shopping"
(2016)
Kodak Black singles chronology
"Like Dat"
(2016)
"Lockjaw"
(2016)
"Going Viral"
(2016)
Music video
"Lockjaw" on YouTube

"Lockjaw" is a song by American rapper French Montana. It was released on May 27, 2016, which was a single from his mixtape, MC4.[1] It was also a single from his twentieth mixtape Wave Gods. The track was produced by Ben Billions & Yo Asel it features a guest appearance from Pompano Beach-based hip hop recording artist Kodak Black. The song is featured in the video game WWE 2K17.[2] The song was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in March 2017, for selling over 1,000,000 digital copies in the United States.[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video premiered on June 9, 2016 on French Montana's Vevo account on YouTube. It was directed by SpiffTV. Since its release, the video has received over 100 million views on YouTube.[4] Scenes were shot between Port-au-Prince, Haiti[5] and Broward County, Florida.[6]

Remix[edit]

The official remix features a newly additional verse by Gucci Mane. The second remix entitled "Clue Radio Remix" was released with DJ Clue featuring Jeezy, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and the original Kodak Black.

Charts[edit]

On the week of July 23, 2016, "Lockjaw" debuted at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100,[7] peaking at number 73 for two non-consecutive weeks,[8][9] before leaving the chart after its appearance at number 99 the week of September 24.[10] It reappeared at number 100 the week of October 8 but left the next week.[11] The song made its second re-entry at number 97 on the week of November 5, 2016,[12] moved to number 96 the week after before leaving completely, spending thirteen weeks on the chart.[13]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 73
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[15] 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Ref.
United States May 27, 2016 Digital download [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mac & Cheese 4 Mixtape by French Montana". DatPiff. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  2. ^ Artus, Matthew (August 8, 2016). "Puff Daddy to provide in-game soundtrack for WWE 2K17". WWE. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  3. ^ https://instagram.com/p/BSBoSdDl4D7/
  4. ^ "French Montana - Lockjaw ft. Kodak Black". YouTube. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Press, ed. (June 10, 2016). "French Montana & Kodak Black visitent Haïti dans leur clip LockJaw !". Generations. Retrieved February 11, 2016. (in French)
  6. ^ Sawyer, Jonathan, ed. (June 9, 2016). "French Montana & Kodak Black Travel to Haiti for "Lockjaw"". Highs Nobiety. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "US Singles Top 100 (July 23, 2016)". aCharts.co. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "US Singles Top 100 (August 6, 2016)". aCharts.co. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "US Singles Top 100 (August 20, 2016)". aCharts.co. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Hot 100: September 24, 2016". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "The Hot 100: October 8, 2016". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  12. ^ "US Singles Top 100 (November 5, 2016)". aCharts.co. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Lockjaw by French Montana and Kodak Black". aCharts.co. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "French Montana Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  15. ^ "French Montana Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – French Montana – Lockjaw". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  17. ^ "Lockjaw by French Montana on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved August 8, 2016.