We Made It (song)


We Made It (song)

Infobox Single
Name = We Made It


Artist = Busta Rhymes featuring Linkin Park
from Album = B.O.M.B.
B-side =
Released = flagicon|USA April 29, 2008
flagicon|UK June 30, 2008
Format = CD, digital download
Recorded = 2007
Genre = Alternative hip hop, rapcore
Length = 3:58
Label = Flipmode, Aftermath, Interscope
Writer = Trevor Smith, Jr., Marcello Valenzano, Andre Lyon, Chester Bennington, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda
Producer = Cool & Dre, Mike Shinoda
Certification =
Chronology = Busta Rhymes singles
Last single = "Don't Touch Me (Throw da Water on 'em)" (2008)
This single = "We Made It" (2008)
Next single = "Peace Sign/Index Down"
(2008)
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Linkin Park singles
Last single = "Given Up" (2008)
This single = "We Made It" (2008)
Next single = "Leave Out All the Rest" (2008)

"We Made It" is the second single from Busta Rhymes' eighth studio album "B.O.M.B.", featuring the alternative rock band Linkin Park. The song was produced by Cool & Dre, with additional production by Mike Shinoda, and "Linkin Park's" Guitarist Brad Delson. The song was released on April 29th. The track debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #65 [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=379&cfgn=Singles&cfn=The+Billboard+Hot+100&ci=3095075&cdi=9772338&cid=05%2F17%2F2008 Chart Listing For The Week Of May 17 2008] ] . The song was used by TNT as the theme song for its coverage of the 2008 NBA Western Conference Finals and a song on the soundtrack on Madden NFL 09.

ong style

The music for this song has a choir/hip-hop background sound with hard rock effects mixed in. The song also contains samples of Michael Jackson's "Thriller", and Fort Minor's "Remember the Name".

Track listing

#"We Made It" (Album Version) [This is the "amended version" which contains no profanity.] - 3:58
#"We Made It" (A Capella (Edit)) [The "Edit" cuts the instrumental start and finish. This A Capella is the explict version.] - 2:59
#"We Made It" (Instrumental) - 3:56
#"We Made It" (Video)

Music video

The music video premiered all day on BET on Tuesday, April 29, the same day as the video for its first single, "Don't Touch Me (Throw da Water on 'em)." The video also premiered for 24 hours only on Yahoo! Music at 7:30pm EST on Tuesday, April 29. That same day, "We Made It" went to radio stations worldwide. The video also features cameo appearances from Styles of Beyond, Bishop Lamont and Lamar Odom. Chris Robinson directed the video.

Inspiration for the song

Rhymes says that the inspiration for this song was from what happened to T.I. after the BET awards.

[ [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.7021/title.busta-rhymes-comments-on-star-studded-remix-album Busta Rhymes Comments On Star-Studded Remix, Album | Hip Hop News > HipHopDX.com ] ]

Notes

* Dre was originally singing the hook, until Busta listened to the beat over and over and Linkin Park kept "popping up in his head".
* The warehouse in which the parts of the music video was filmed is the same location at which Linkin Park's "Meteora" album cover was taken.
*"We Made It" appears on the soundtrack of "Madden NFL 09".
*Chamillionaire released a freestyle over this beat on his Mixtape Messiah 4
* Lamar Odom makes a quick cameo in the music video.

Charts

The song debuted at #14 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his 12th and the bands 10th top 20 hit in the United Kingdom. The single peaked at number 10 and remained there after the physical release. The single also had significant success in Germany peaking at #11 on the German Single Charts.

References

External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coD8540ge9E "We Made It" music video on YouTube]


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