We Takin' Over

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"We Takin' Over"
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Single by DJ Khaled featuring Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne
from the album We the Best
ReleasedMarch 27, 2007 (2007-03-27)
Format
Recorded2006
GenreHip hop
Length4:31
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Danja
DJ Khaled singles chronology
"Born-N-Raised"
(2006)
"We Takin' Over"
(2007)
"I'm So Hood"
(2007)
Akon singles chronology
"I Tried"
(2007)
"We Takin' Over"
(2007)
"Mama Africa"
(2007)
T.I. singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007)
"We Takin' Over"
(2007)
"Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)"
(2007)
Rick Ross singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007)
"We Takin' Over"
(2007)
"Get That Bread"
(2007)
Fat Joe singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007)
"We Takin' Over"
(2007)
"I Won't Tell"
(2007)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007)
"We Takin' Over"
(2007)
"You Ain't Know"
(2007)
Birdman singles chronology
"Make It Rain (Remix)"
(2007)
"We Takin' Over"
(2007)
"Pop Bottles"
(2007)

"We Takin' Over" is the first single from DJ Khaled's second album, We the Best. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne are all featured on this track. Nate "Danja" Hills assisted the artists in writing the song and is also the producer. The song was released through the iTunes Store on March 27, 2007 and debuted at number 51 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and has peaked at number 26. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on the issue date of April 14, 2007 at number 75, and has peaked at 28.

Music video[edit]

Cameos in the video are made by Pitbull, Bun B, Junior Reid, DJ Infamous, Freeway, Triple C's, Johnny Dang, T-Pain, Trina, Curren$y, and Cool & Dre among others. The video has many similarities to The Notorious B.I.G.'s video for "Hypnotize". The video was directed by Gil Green.

Critical reception[edit]

VIBE selected Lil Wayne's guest appearance in "We Takin' Over" to be his best of 2007, ranking the song at No. 1 on their list of the 77 best Lil Wayne songs and appearances.[1]

Remix[edit]

Lil' Wayne recorded a remix/freestyle of 'We Takin' Over', known to some as 'My Daddy' for his mixtape, Da Drought 3. Nicki Minaj also recorded a remix/freestyle of 'We Takin' Over', titled 'Playtime Is Over' for her mixtape, Playtime Is Over. Female rappers Trina, Remy Ma and Jacki-O, and singers Lil' Mo, and DJ Lazy K recorded a remix for Remy Ma's mixtape, Shesus Khryst, which was also featured on Trina's mixtape, Rockstarr Royalty, albeit slightly edited. Flo Rida also has a remix called the "Poe Boy Remix" from his Mr. Birthday Man mixtape. It features Brisco, Triple C's, and Ashley Ross. The song was also re-released in 2011 as a single by singer Akon, who was also featured on the original release in 2007.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[2] 92
Germany (Deutsche Black Charts)[3]
19
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 28
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 26
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 11

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