Thug Cry

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"Thug Cry"
Single by Rick Ross featuring Lil Wayne
from the album Mastermind
Released March 13, 2014
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:24
Label Maybach, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam
Producer(s) J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Rick Ross singles chronology
"The Devil Is a Lie"
"Thug Cry"
"They Don't Love You No More"
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"We Alright"
"Thug Cry"
"Believe Me"

"Thug Cry" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Rick Ross, released on March 13, 2014 by Maybach, Slip-n-Slide, and Def Jam, as the third official single from his sixth studio album Mastermind (2014). The song was produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and features a guest appearance by American rapper Lil Wayne. The song has since peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The sample comes from Heather by Billy Cobham (1974) and was used in 93 'til Infinity by Souls Of Mischief (1993) and in No Wheaties by Big K.R.I.T. (2012).


"Thug Cry" was serviced to mainstream urban radio in the United States on March 13, 2014 and then to rhythmic contemporary radio in the same country on April 1, 2014 as the third official single from his sixth studio album Mastermind.[1][2]

Music video[edit]

On May 5, 2014, the music video was released for "Thug Cry".[3] The video follows a prisoner, played by actor Wood Harris, as he steps out of jail after serving time. Flashbacks reveal Harris' sentencing leading up to his prison sentence. The video then ends with Ross, Yo Gotti, and friends, welcoming Harris home, giving him a Rolls-Royce.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 193
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[6] 37
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[7] 12
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[8] 37