Drop the World


Drop the World
"Drop the World"
Single by Lil Wayne featuring Eminem
from the album Rebirth
Released December 22, 2009[1]
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop, rap rock
Length 3:49
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter Jr., Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto, Jesse Woodward, Mike Strange
Producer Hit-Boy, Chase N. Cashe
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Revolver"
(2009)
"Drop the World"
(2009)
"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
(2010)
Eminem singles chronology
"Hell Breaks Loose"
(2009)
"Drop the World"
(2009)
"Not Afraid"
(2010)

"Drop the World" is a single by American rapper Lil Wayne, which features American rapper Eminem. It is the third single off Lil Wayne's seventh studio album, Rebirth. The song was released on iTunes on December 28, 2009. Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Travis Barker of Blink-182 performed the song together along with Drake's song "Forever" at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010. On June 16, 2010, the single was certified platinum by the RIAA.[2]

Contents

Music video

The video for "Drop the World" was directed by Chris Robinson, and shooting for the video took place on January 31, 2010, which was the same day as the 52nd Grammy Awards, where Eminem and Lil Wayne performed together. The video features people moshing, rioting, skateboarding, and running through the streets of New York. The video premiered on March 5, 2010, on the MTV Hits television network.[3] The main concept of the video centers around Lil Wayne and Eminem being in the midst of a massive riot. Birdman and Lloyd Banks make cameo appearances in the video.

Reception

Despite a generally negative reception for Rebirth,[4] "Drop the World" received reviews that were more positive. "Drop the World" was arguably the most anticipated song from the album due to its guest feature from Eminem.[5] In a review of the album, NME called the song the only highlight of Rebirth. The article discussed the meaning behind the song, noting that Lil Wayne simply avoids answering a question commonly asked by successful hip hop musicians: "How do you deal with 'real issues' when you've got enough money to buy your old neighborhood a hundred times over?" The magazine notes that, in the song, Lil Wayne avoids commenting on this question, and instead focuses his energy on "being so pissed off you have to get in a spaceship, pick the world up and drop it on some poor girl's 'fucking head.'" Ultimately, the article concludes the song only serves as a "what-could-have-been" demonstration for the album.[6] Writing for Fairfax New Zealand's Stuff.co.nz website, Chris Schulz was less than impressed with "Drop the World", claiming that even with the help of "star guest" Eminem, the song was unexceptional.[7]

Remixes

Rapper Game and Kanary Diamonds made a remix that appeared on Game's mixtape "The Red Room".[8]

Rapper Royce Da 5'9" did a remix of the song called "Pick Ma Balls Up".[9]

Chart positions

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[10] 56
Canadian Hot 100[11] 24
Irish Singles Chart[11] 43
UK Singles Chart[11] 51
UK R&B Chart[12] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 18

References

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