We Up" is a song by American hip hop recording artist 50 Cent. It was originally released as the third official single from his upcoming fifth studio album Street King Immortal, but was later removed from the project. It was officially released to public on March 22, 2013, on [1 ] Interscope Records' SoundCloud account, and made available for purchase on March 25, 2013. [2 ] The song features American rapper and [3 ] Aftermath labelmate Kendrick Lamar, and production from Roc Nation producer Davaughn. It uses a sample from " Something About Us" by Daft Punk, who received a songwriting credit. The song was released to [4 ] Rhythmic contemporary radio on May 28, 2013.
Background [ edit ]
A different version of the song came out as an preview in January featuring 50 Cent's two verses and one by
Kidd Kidd, which was later removed from the final version of the song. It was also intended to be a song of Kidd Kidd's mixtape, but ended up being 50's song. The full version of it, featuring Kidd Kidd, Kendrick Lamar and only one verse by 50 Cent, was released on February 15, 2013. [5 ] [6 ]
The single version of 'We Up' was released on March 22, 2013, with 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar being featured on it. A verse by 50 previewed in January, which wasn't on its full version, was re-added to it.
It was made available for purchase on digital retailers, such as [2 ] Amazon.com and iTunes Store, on March 25, 2013. [3 ]
Music video [ edit ]
Two music videos were shot, for different versions of the song. The first one released, called "video before the video", didn't include appearances from Kendrick Lamar though his verse was still played. It had 50 Cent and Kidd Kidd in it, holding bottles and wearing suits while singing their parts as it was already shown in the song's preview.
The video for song's single version was shot in
Los Angeles. A [8 ] behind-the-scenes video was featured in VH1's series Behind the Music mastered episode of 50 Cent aired in March. It came out on March 25, 2013, on 50 Cent's [9 ] VEVO channel. Both videos were directed by fellow [10 ] video director Eif Rivera.
Live performances [ edit ]
While performing at
Roseland Ballroom in New York City on February 27, 2013, Kendrick Lamar brought out 50 Cent for We Up's performance, along with G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo. [11 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
(featuring - 3:18 Kendrick Lamar)
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
Chart performance [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "50 Cent - We Up (feat. Kendrick Lamar)". ThisIs50.com . Retrieved . 22 March 2013
^ a b c "We Up [Explicit]: 50 Cent: Official Music". Amazon.com. Amazon.com, Inc . Retrieved . 21 March 2013
^ ASCAP Work ID 885236810; ISWC T9100378958
^ "50 Cent x Kidd Kidd x Kendrick Lamar - We Up (Preview) - TI50". ThisIs50.com . Retrieved . 22 March 2013
^ "50 Cent Ft Kendrick Lamar & Kidd Kidd – We Up". Xclusives Zone . Retrieved . 22 March 2013
^ "50 Cent – We Up f. Kendrick Lamar & Kidd Kidd (Video)". 2dopeboyz . Retrieved . 22 March 2013
^ "50 Cent – “We Up” ft. Kendrick Lamar (Behind The Scenes)". Diverse Hip Hop . Retrieved . 21 March 2013
^ "Watch VH1's Remastered "Behind The Music" Featuring 50 Cent". . Harris Publications, Inc XXL . Retrieved . 22 March 2013
^ "Video: 50 Cent f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘We Up’". Rap-Up.com . Retrieved . 25 March 2013
^ "Kendrick Lamar & 50 Cent Perform ”We Up” In NYC". Diverse Hip Hop . Retrieved . 22 March 2013
^ "We Up (feat. Kendrick Lamar) - Single by 50 Cent". . iTunes Store Apple Inc. Retrieved . November 11, 2013
^ ultratop.be - 50 Cen feat. Kendrick Lamar - We Up (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
^ "50 Cent – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for 50 Cent. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
^ " Lescharts.com – 50 Cent feat. Kendrick Lamar – We Up" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart . Retrieved . March 31, 2013
^ "50 Cent – Chart history" for 50 Cent. Retrieved April 13, 2013. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". AllAccess. AllAccess Music Group. Archived from the original on May 23, 2013 . Retrieved . May 23, 2013
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