Money and the Power

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"Money and the Power"
Single by Kid Ink
from the album Almost Home and My Own Lane
ReleasedMay 28, 2013
FormatDigital download, radio airplay
GenreHip hop
LabelTha Alumni Music Group, RCA Records
Songwriter(s)Brian Collins, Edward Cameron
Producer(s)N4, Ned Cameron, Jonathan Lauture
Kid Ink singles chronology
"Bad Ass"
"Money and the Power"
"Show Me"

"Money and the Power" is a song by American rapper Kid Ink, produced by N4, Ned Cameron and Jonathan Lauture.[1] The song was released as the second single from his major label debut EP, Almost Home on May 28, 2013.[2][3] It would then be released to radio on July 19, 2013. The song also appeared in the soundtrack to NBA Live 14 as well as on HBO's TV Series Hard Knocks.[4] It would later be included on the deluxe edition of Ink's studio album My Own Lane. The song has since peaked at number 70 on the German Singles Chart and at 21 on the UK R&B Chart.

The song was also one of the Theme Songs for Wrestlemania 31, in which he performed the song at the event with Skylar Grey and Travis Barker.

Music video[edit]

On July 19, 2013, Kid Ink released a lyric video for "Money and the Power" via VEVO.[5][6] On September 12, 2013, Kid Ink released the Los Angeles-shot music video via VEVO.[7]

Other use[edit]

"Money and the Power" was one of the official theme songs of WWE's pay-per-view WrestleMania 31. Kid Ink performed the song live at the event alongside Travis Barker and Skyler Grey.

Critical reception[edit]

"Money and the Power" received generally positive reviews from music critics. praised his sung-rap style, and named the song the most radio ready song from the album.[8] Rick Florino of Artistdirect called the song a "irresistible cut" from Almost Home.[9] Trent Fitzgerald of PopCrush called the song a "standout and a bombastic anthem that Kid Ink is famous for."[10]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 81
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[12] 15
US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles (Billboard)[13] 2


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States May 28, 2013 Digital download Tha Alumni Music Group, RCA Records
July 19, 2013[15] Urban contemporary radio


  1. ^ Kid Ink Songs - Money and the Power (Prod by N4 & Ned Cameron)
  2. ^ Kid Ink - Money and the Power | LISTEN - Def Pen Radio
  3. ^ Money and the Power [Explicit]: Kid Ink: MP3 Downloads
  4. ^
  5. ^ Money and the Power (Official Lyric Video) | Kid Ink | Music Video | MTV
  6. ^ Kid Ink’s “Money And The Power” Lyric Video VEVO Premiere | The Official RCA Records Site Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^
  8. ^ Kid Ink - Almost Home EP - Stream & Read Album Review
  9. ^ Kid Ink "Almost Home" EP Review — 4.5 out of 5 stars @ARTISTdirect
  10. ^ Kid Ink, ‘Almost Home’ – EP Review
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Kid Ink – Chart History: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Kid Ink – Money and the Power". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  15. ^ Request Kid Ink’s “Money And The Power” | The Official RCA Records Site