Rake It Up

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"Rake It Up"
Official cover art for Rake It Up.
Single by Yo Gotti and Mike WiLL Made-It featuring Nicki Minaj
from the album Gotti Made-It and I Still Am
Released June 1, 2017 (2017-06-01)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2017
Genre
Length 4:36
Label Epic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Yo Gotti singles chronology
"Blah Blah Blah"
(2017)
"Rake It Up"
(2017)
"Pills & Automobiles"
(2017)
Mike Will Made It singles chronology
"Perfect Pint"
(2017)
"Rake It Up"
(2017)
"Bring It Back"
(2018)
Nicki Minaj singles chronology
"Swish Swish"
(2017)
"Rake It Up"
(2017)
"You da Baddest"
(2017)
Music video
Music video on YouTube

"Rake It Up" is a song recorded by American rapper Yo Gotti from his collaborative mixtape with record producer Mike WiLL Made-It titled Gotti Made-It (2017), featuring vocals by American rapper Nicki Minaj. The song also serves as the lead single from Gotti's ninth studio album, I Still Am. Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and 30 Roc, the song was released on June 1, 2017. The song's music video premiered August 21 on Tidal, and was subsequently released on YouTube on August 26. The song peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it Yo Gotti's first top 10 entry and most successful single to date. The song samples Too Short's Freaky Tales.[1]

Background and release[edit]

After collaborating on "5 Star" (Remix), "Coca Coca" and "Down in the DM" (Remix); "Rake It Up" marks the fourth time Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj have worked together on a recording.[2] To promote the song, Gotti has, on May 30, 2017, teased the song on his Snapchat during a private boat party.[2] Minaj also played a snippet of the song on May 31, 2017 via her Instagram account, confirming that the track would be released the following day at midnight (EST).[3][4] Soon after the song was announced, critics wrote how Minaj was probably trying to "steal a little of her ex-boyfriend's (Meek Mill) thunder", since he was very recently featured on another Yo Gotti song called "Top Lookin Down".[3][4] On June 1, 2017, the song premiered online and was released worldwide as a digital download.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song premiered August 21, 2017, on Tidal,[5] but was subsequently released on YouTube on August 26. It was shot in Miami, and features a guest appearance from Blac Chyna.

Remixes[edit]

On July 17, 2017, DJ Funky released his remix of the song featuring new verses from American rappers Too $hort & T.I.[6] Another remix titled "Rake It Up (MidWest Remix)" was uploaded to DJ Funky's official YouTube channel on August 8, 2017 and features new verses from American rappers Rich The Factor and The Popper.[7] American rapper Plies released his remix of the song on YouTube.[8] Colombian reggaeton artist Farina released her Spanish remix of the song on her official SoundCloud account on November 11, 2017.[9]

Live performances[edit]

On September 14, 2017, Gotti and Minaj performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[10] Minaj also performed the song during her Rolling Loud Festival performance on May 13, 2018, in Miami, preceded by "Chun-Li" and "MotorSport".[11]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[20] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] 2x Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various June 1, 2017 Self-released [22]
United States October 10, 2017 Top 40 radio Epic [23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trust, Gary (September 25, 2017). "Cardi B 'Moves' to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Bodak Yellow,' Post Malone Debuts at No. 2 With 'Rockstar'". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Yo Gotti Previews "Rake It Up" Collaboration With Nicki Minaj [Videos]". Young Money HQ. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Diaz, Evelyn (June 1, 2017). "Nicki Minaj Teases New Track With Yo Gotti Called 'Rake It Up'". BET. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Nicki Minaj Previews New Song "Rake It Up" With Yo Gotti". Dancehall Hip Hop. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Rake It Up". TIDAL. August 21, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Yo Gotti Remixes "Rake It Up" With Too Short, Nicki Minaj, T.I." Vibe. 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2018-03-10. 
  7. ^ djfunkyatl (2017-08-08), Yo Gotti Feat. Too Short, The Popper & Rich The Factor - Rake It Up (MidWest Remix), retrieved 2018-03-10 
  8. ^ World Music On Demand (2017-08-18), Yo Gotti Feat. Plies "Rake It Up" {P Mix}, retrieved 2018-03-10 
  9. ^ Farina - Rake It Up (Version Spanish), retrieved 2018-03-10 
  10. ^ "Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj perform "Rake It Up" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". My Pink Friday. September 16, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Watch Future Bring Out Nicki Minaj at Rolling Loud". Pitchfork. May 14, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018. 
  12. ^ "ARIA Chartifacts 25-September-2017". Hung Meiden. September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Yo Gotti Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "Global Top 40". 28 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "Yo Gotti Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "Yo Gotti Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "Yo Gotti Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  18. ^ "Yo Gotti Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  19. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up". Music Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2017. 
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 5, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  22. ^ "Yo Gotti and Mike Will Made-It Drop Collab Project 'Gotti Made-It' f/ Nicki Minaj". Complex. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases - Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". AllAccess Music Group. October 17, 2017. Archived from the original on October 11, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 

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