Want It, Need It

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"Want It, Need It"
Plies - Want It, Need It.jpg
Single by Plies featuring Ashanti
from the album Da REAList
Released March 3, 2009 (2009-03-03)
Format CD single, music download
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop-rap
Length 3:50 (Album Version)
4:15 (Radio Edit)
Label Big Gates, Slip-n-Slide, Atlantic
Songwriter(s) D. Bristol, K. Edmonds, S. Johnson, A. Washington, J. Rotem
Producer(s) J.R. Rotem
Plies singles chronology
"Put It on Ya"
"Want It, Need It"
"Nasty Girl"
"Put It on Ya"
"Want It, Need It"
"Nasty Girl"
Ashanti singles chronology
"Good Good"
(2008) Good Good2008
"Want It, Need It"
(2009) Want It, Need It2009
"The Woman You Love"
(2011) The Woman You Love2011

"Want It, Need It" is a song by American rapper Plies and features R&B singer Ashanti. "Want It" is the second single from his third studio album Da REAList.[1] So far the single has received positive reviews. The single samples "Two Occasions" by The Deele.[2] Plies stated that the track was originally to be a track on his second album Definition of Real, but it didn't make the final cut.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and directed by Yolanda Gerald and Plies. BET's Access Granted filmed the behind the scene footage & aired Saturday February 7, 2009. Want It, Need It premiered on Yahoo! on February 7, 2009. "Want It, Need It" debuted on 106 & Park on Monday, February 9 with a special guest appearance by Plies himself. The video also included model/actress Denyce Lawton.[1] The video has peaked at number 5 on iTunes Top Hip Hop Music Videos and number 20 on iTunes top music videos. The video entered BET's 106 & Park countdown on February 23, 2009 at number 10. The song has remained on the countdown for 14 days, peaking at number 2.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Want It, Need It".

US Promo CD

(Released: January 5, 2009)

  1. "Want It, Need It" (Radio edit) – 4:32
  2. "Want It, Need It" (Main) – 3:50
  3. "Want It, Need It" (Instrumental) – 3:50
  4. "Want It, Need It" (Acapella) – 3:50
  5. "Want It, Need It" (Remix) Ft Rick Ross - 3:39
Digital download

(Released: February 3, 2009)

  1. "Want It, Need It" – 3:50

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 96


  • Written by D. Bristol, K. Edmonds, S. Johnson, A. Washington, J. Rotem
  • Produced by J. R. Rotem
  • Format: Airplay, CD single, music download* Lead & Background Vocals by Plies
  • Additional Background Vocals by Jamal Jones & Ashanti
  • All Programming by Jamal Jones
  • Recorded by: Plies & Ashanti
  • Label: Atlantic, Big Gates, Slip-n-Slide

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United States February 3, 2009 Atlantic, Big Gates Records Official release
Atlantic Music download


  1. ^ a b "Plies & Ashanti to Shoot 'Want It, Need It' Video". Rap-Up. 2009-01-08. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2009-01-14). "Plies Talks New Video, 'Emotional' Records". MTV. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 

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