Type of Way

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"Type of Way"
TypeOfWaysingle.jpg
Single by Rich Homie Quan
from the album Still Goin In: Reloaded
ReleasedAugust 22, 2013[1]
FormatDigital download
Recorded2013
Genre
Length4:16
Label
Songwriter(s)Dequantes Lamar
Producer(s)Yung Carter[2]
Rich Homie Quan singles chronology
"Difference"
(2013)
"Type of Way"
(2013)
"My Nigga"
(2013)
Music video
"Type of Way" on YouTube

"Type of Way" is a song by American rapper Rich Homie Quan. Produced by Yung Carter, it was released on August 22, 2013 as the second single from his third mixtape Still Goin In: Reloaded. On September 27, 2013, the official remix, featuring Jeezy and Meek Mill was released.[3] The single garnered positive reviews from critics for both Quan's unique flow and Carter's production creating a catchy anthem. "Type of Way" peaked at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100, his highest charting solo single on that chart until 2015's "Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)". It also peaked at numbers 8, 12 and 21 on the Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rhythmic charts respectively. The song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting sales of over 500,000 units in that country. An accompanying music video for the single was directed by Motion Family.

Music video[edit]

The video premiered on July 14, 2013 on MTV2, and was directed by Motion Family.[4] The video features Quan taking a woman out for a food date and rapping outside an apartment complex with his friends.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Complex ranked the song number six, on their list of the 50 best songs of 2013. Complex staff editor David Drake elaborated saying, "Transforming the concept of ambiguity into a boast, the song was as conceptually clever as Meek Mill's "Levels," but was easily the more distinctive composition. Quan might have been rocking someone else's look, but he used a percussive delivery and novel flow, along with that familiar electroshock-to-the-vocal-cords holler, to carve one of the year's most memorable anthems into the collective consciousness."[6] The song was also positioned at number 54 on Pitchfork's list of the top 100 tracks of 2013, with contributor Andrew Ryce saying, "Rich Homie Quan's breakout has all the trappings of a DIY anthem: a killer beat from a relatively unsung producer, a hook so obvious that it makes you wonder how it's never been done before, and several mixtapes' worth of personality in just four minutes. Songs like this launch careers."[7] XXL named it one of the top five hip hop songs of 2013.[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Type of Way" debuted at number 48 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart the week of June 29, 2013 before leaving the next week.[9] It reappeared at number 50 the week of July 13,[10] and reached number 12 the week of September 28, remaining on the chart for twenty-three weeks.[11] The song also debuted at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of August 3.[12] Eight weeks later, it peaked at number 50 the week of September 28,[13] staying on the chart for twenty weeks.[14] After eleven months of release "Type of Way" was certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of over 500,000 units in the United States.[15]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Type of Way - Single". ITunes (US). Apple. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "Making of Rich Homie Quan "Type of Way" Beat Prod. by @YungCarter2058". Youtube.
  3. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (September 27, 2013). "Listen: Rich Homie Quan f/ Meek Mill and Jeezy "Type Of Way (Remix)"". Complex. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rich Home Quan - "Type of Way" music video". MTV2. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Dharmic X (July 14, 2013). "Video: Rich Homie Quan "Type Of Way"". Complex. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  6. ^ Complex Staff (December 2, 2013). "The 50 Best Songs of 2013". Complex. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  7. ^ "The Top 100 Tracks of 2013". Pitchfork. December 16, 2013. p. 5. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  8. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/01/xxl-lists-best-hip-hop-songs-albums-last-40-years-xxl-issue-152/4/
  9. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - June 29, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - July 13, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - September 28, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "The Hot 100 - August 3, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "The Hot 100 - September 28, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  14. ^ "Type of Way by Rich Homie Quan". aCharts.co. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  15. ^ a b "American single certifications – Rich Homie Quan – Type of Way". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  16. ^ "Rich Homie Quan Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  17. ^ "Rich Homie Quan Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  18. ^ "Rich Homie Quan Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  19. ^ "Rich Homie Quan Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  20. ^ "Rich Homie Quan Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  21. ^ "2013 Year End Charts – R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  22. ^ "2013 Year End Charts – Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013.