Touchdown (T.I. song)

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Song by T.I. featuring Eminem from the album T.I. vs. T.I.P.
Released November 23, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:42
Label Grand Hustle, Atlantic
Writer(s) Clifford Harris, Marshall Mathers, Jeff Bass
Producer(s) Eminem, Jeff Bass
T.I. vs. T.I.P. track listing
T.I. vs. T.I.P. track listing
"Don't You Wanna Be High"
"Act III (T.I. vs. T.I.P.) The Confrontation"

"Touchdown" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., taken from his fifth studio album T.I. vs. T.I.P. (2007). The song features vocals from fellow American rapper Eminem, who also produced the song alongside his frequent collaborator Jeff Bass. The song, although not officially released as a single received considerable airplay on the radio, as well as on Monday Night Football, during the 2007 NFL season.

Music and lyrics[edit]

Produced by Eminem and Jeff Bass, the song features the use of electronic keyboard giving a trumpet-like sound. As well, hi-hats and bass drums are the main rhythmic instruments used in the song.

The song mainly deals with the success of the T.I. and Eminem, as well as their struggle with their respective alter egos "T.I.P." and "Slim Shady". Eminem raps imitating a Southern American accent, typical of T.I. and his hometown Atlanta (Eminem is from Detroit). Also, in the third and last verse T.I. explains his gratitude toward hip hop and criticizes people that disagree with the lyrical content of the music genre:

In 2009, Eminem later stated he feels his verse on the song was "horrible".[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[2] 9
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[3] 96


  1. ^ Get Clean, Come Back: Eminem’s Return New York Times
  2. ^ "Billboard chart search: T.I. & Eminem - "Touchdown"" (XML). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "T.I. – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for T.I.. Retrieved May 24, 2013.

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