Soul Survivor (Young Jeezy song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Soul Survivor"
Single by Young Jeezy featuring Akon
from the album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
ReleasedJuly 16, 2005
GenreGangsta rap, Trap
LabelCorporate Thugz/Island Def Jam
Songwriter(s)Jay Jenkins, Aliaune Thiam
Young Jeezy singles chronology
"And Then What"
"Soul Survivor"
Akon singles chronology
"Soul Survivor"
"Pot of Gold"

"Soul Survivor" is the 2nd single of American rapper Young Jeezy for 2005 and appears on the album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. It features Senegalese singer Akon.

This song is featured on Def Jam: Icon, a video game for the Xbox 360, a video game Young Jeezy appears in as himself providing his own voice and likeness and is a playable character. It was also featured on the Bones episode "The Man in the Wall".[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single. The video was directed by Benny Boom and is heavily inspired by Paid in Full. Beanie Sigel, Cam'ron, Fabolous, DJ Clue, and Big Meech all make cameo appearances.


There are remixes of the song, one features Boyz In Da Hood & Jim Jones, another used the lyrics from Vybz Kartel's "Gun Session" featuring Shabba Ranks, Sizzla, & Akon, a remix features lyrics from Tupac Shakur's "This Life I Lead" and Akon, a remix that features Cam'ron and T.I., and a remix that features Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, Sizzla, 40 Glocc and Boyz In Da Hood. Then another Remix which features Cosculluela on his mixtape Antes Del Prrum.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
German Singles Chart 74
Irish Singles Chart 32
UK Singles Chart 16
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 4
US Billboard Pop Songs 10
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
US Billboard Rap Songs 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Bones Music Season 1
  2. ^ "Young Jeezy Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "American single certifications – Young Jeezy – Soul Survivor". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 3, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.