Racks (song)

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"Racks"
YC - Racks - Cover.jpg
Single by YC featuring Future
from the album Got Racks
ReleasedApril 5, 2011
Format
Recorded2011
GenreHip hop
Length
  • 4:45 (original)
  • 13:20 (remix)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
YC singles chronology
"Racks"
(2011)
"I Know"
(2011)
Future singles chronology
"Racks"
(2011)
"We in This Bitch"
(2012)
Music video
"Racks" on YouTube

"Racks" is the debut single by American hip hop recording artist YC. The song features vocals from fellow rapper Future and was produced by Sonny Digital and Student. The song was released for digital download in the United States on April 5, 2011, and serves as a single for his debut mixtape Got Racks.[1] The song also peaked at No. 42 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for 17 weeks.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Racks" was released on April 18, 2011 on Vevo. Sonny Digital, Gucci Mane, Young Scooter, Slim Dunkin, Zaytoven, Mike Will Made-It, and Shawty Lo make cameo appearances.

Remix[edit]

"Racks (Remix)"
Single by YC featuring Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame, B.o.B, Cyhi the Prynce, Yo Gotti, Wale, Cory Gunz, Bun B, Big Sean, Twista, Nelly, Dose, Cory Mo, Trae tha Truth and Ace Hood
Released2011
Length13:20
LabelUniversal
Producer(s)Sonny Digital, Student

The official remix was released on May 20, 2011, and features rappers Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame, B.o.B, Yo Gotti, Wale, Big Sean, Cory Gunz, Twista, Bun B, Dose, Cory Mo, Nelly, CyHi the Prynce, Trae and Ace Hood. The music video for the remix was released on June 28, 2011, and features Nelly, B.o.B, Trae tha Truth, Yo Gotti, CyHi the Prynce, Dose and Ace Hood.

Rapper Lil Wayne recorded a freestyle over the instrumental for his mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait. Lil' Kim also recorded a freestyle included on her mixtape Black Friday.

Lyrical content[edit]

The lyrics make references to purple drank ("lean"), Xanax ("bars"), marijuana ("chron a.k.a. chronic"), cocaine ("yayo or white"), and MDMA ("bean").

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 42
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 6
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[4] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 43
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 24

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Racks (feat. Future) - Single by Y.C. on Apple Music". apple.com. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ "YC Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "YC Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "YC Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  6. ^ "2011 Year End Charts – Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  7. ^ "American single certifications – YC featuring Future – Racks". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.