Shot Caller (song)

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"Shot Caller"
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Single by French Montana
Released January 10, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 2:59
Label Bad Boy, Interscope
Songwriter(s) Karim Kharbouch, Charlie Jimenez
Producer(s) Harry Fraud
French Montana singles chronology
"Shot Caller"
"Stay Schemin'"
"Shot Caller"
"Stay Schemin'"
Charlie Rock singles chronology
"Shot Caller"
(2012) Shot Caller2012

"Shot Caller" is a song by American hip hop recording artist French Montana, released on January 10, 2012 as his commercial debut single. The song features then-fellow Coke Boys rapper Charlie Rock on the chorus and was produced by American music producer Harry Fraud.[1] The song was first released as part of Montana's mixtape Mister 16: Casino Life on February 15, 2011.


The song first appeared on the mixtape Mister 16: Casino Life on February 15, 2011, with an uncredited chorus feature by Charlie Rock. The song contains a sample of A Theme for L.A.'s Team from the Thomas Bell Orchestra.[2]

After French Montana announced signing with P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records in December 2011, a promotional video for the song "Shot Caller" was posted on WorldStarHipHop on December 11, 2012. A commercially available single for the song was made available on January 12, 2012, with Charlie Rock credited for the chorus feature this time around.


On November 23, 2011, a remix for the song was made available featuring P. Diddy, Rick Ross and Charlie Rock.[3] After announcing in January 2012 that Montana had signed a joint co-signing deal between Diddy's Bad Boy Records and Ross' Maybach Music Group, a promotional video and single was made available for "Shot Caller (Remix)" on February 21, 2012.

Music videos[edit]

Filming for the "Shot Caller" music video took place on August 18, 2011.[4] The video showcased model Yaris Sanchez, alongside guest appearances by P. Diddy, Fat Joe, Waka Flocka, Busta Rhymes, Chinx Drugz, and producer Harry Fraud. The promotional video was posted on WorldStarHipHop on December 8, 2011.[5]

Filming for the "Shot Caller (Remix)" video took place on January 29, 2012,[6] and showcased guest appearances by Wale, DJ Khaled, and child rapper Lil Poopie. The promotional video and single was made available on February 21, 2012.

Track listing[edit]

Digital Single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Shot Caller" Karim Kharbouch, Charlie Jimenez Harry Fraud 2:59

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 24
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 39
US Rap Songs (Billboard) 23


  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Shot Caller (feat. Charlie Rock) - Single by French Montana". 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  2. ^ "French Montana f. Charlie Rock - Shot Caller Sample". whosampled. 
  3. ^ "French Montana f. Rick Ross, Diddy & Charlie Rock - Shot Caller Remix". hiphopdx. November 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "GTV! On The Set: French Montana "Shot Caller" Video Shoot". YouTube. 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Video: French Montana - Shot Caller [Dirty Version]". 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  6. ^ "French Montana Shoots 'Shot Caller' Video With Rick Ross, Diddy". 2012-01-29. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 

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