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Rich Gang
Rich Gang
Features Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Mack Maine & Future
Released March 12, 2013
Recorded 2013
Format Digital download
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:44
Label Cash Money, Young Money, Republic
Writer Dwayne Carter, Navadius Cash, Noel Fisher, Onika Maraj, Jermaine Preyan, Bryan Williams, Joshua Luellen, Bart Simmons
Producer Southside, TM88
Single information
Single release May 7, 2013
Video release May 5, 2013
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"Tapout" is a song by rap group Rich Gang on their debut studio album Rich Gang featuring Young Money and Cash Money members Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine, and Lil Wayne. It also features Future, and uncredited vocals by Detail. The song serves as the lead single from their studio album. It was written by Dwayne Carter, Navadius Cash, Noel Fisher, Onika Maraj, Jermaine Preyan, Bryan Williams, Joshua Luellen and Bart Simmons, and it was produced by Southside & TM88 of 808 Mafia. The song was released online on March 12, as a digital download on March 19, and released on Rhythmic radio on May 7. A music video was shoot on March 12 & April 11, and premiered on MTV and VEVO on May 5. The song is Gold in the US.

Background Edit

Birdman confirmed the release of the song on March 12, 2013,[1] and was released that day as planned.[2] The song premiered on Hot 97 with Funkmaster Flex on March 12, 2013. It was officially released as a digital download on March 19, 2013.[3] The song was available as a digital download in UK on March 24,[4] and in France on March 25.[5]

The song was released on March 12, 2013, and was available for digital download on March 19. It officially impacted Rhythmic radio on May 7, 2013. It was the 2nd most added song of the week. The song was actually the #1 most added on Urban doing the month of April, a month before it's Urban adds date of May 14, 2013.

Composition Edit

The song was written by Dwayne Carter, Navadius Cash, Noel Fisher, Onika Maraj, Jermaine Preyan, Bryan Williams, Joshua Luellen and Bart Simmons.[6]

Music video Edit

Music Video Information
Tapout (Explicit)04:55

Tapout (Explicit)

Premiere May 5, 2013
Filmed March 12 & April 11, 2013
Director Hannah Lux Davis
Producer Keith "KB" Brown & Brandon Bontiglio
Production co London Alley Entertainment
Exec. producer Jeffrey A. Panzer & Luga Podesta
Editor Hannah Lux Davis
Choreographer
Length 4:57
Source [1]
 

Birdman confirmed on his Twitter that the video shoot for "Tapout" would be on March 12, 2013.. [1] Nicki shot her scenes that day, but the boys shot their scenes on April 11, 2013 due to Wayne's health accident. The video was shot by Hannah Lux Davis. Socialites Paris Hilton and Christina Milian appear as the protagonists of the video. The video also had cameos from Bow Wow, Detail, Kimora Lee and more. The video premiered on May 5, 2013 on MTV as the "Jam of the Week", and on VEVO later that day.

Charts Edit

Chart (2013) Peak
position
France (SNEP) 134
US Billboard Hot 100 44
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 10
US Rap Songs (Billboard) 8

Release HistoryEdit

Region Date Format
United States[3] March 19, 2013 Digital download
United Kingdom[4] March 24, 2013
France[5] March 25, 2013

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