News: Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" Jumps Onto The Charts
Friday, Dec 24, 2010 8:09AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's new "6 Foot, 7 Foot" Tha Carter IV single has hopped off airwaves and already taken a step onto Billboard's Hot 100 list just weeks after its debut.
According to reports, Weezy's new record has earned a Top 10 spot.
"6 Foot 7 Foot," the first commercial release from Weezy since his stint in jail,debuts at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lead offering from next year's highly-anticipated Tha Carter IV sold 166,000 downloads in its opening week and also claims the No. 3 spot on the Digital Songs chart. It is the second time he has debuted in the top 10 as a lead artist since September with the Drake-assisted "Right Above It." Weezy debuted the Bangladesh-produced track on television for the first time during last weekend's "SNL." He will perform it again on "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" on December 31. (Rap-Up)
After the release of Wayne and Cory Gunz's "6'7," SOHH hit up Young Money artist Short Dawg to get his reaction to the record.
"Everyone is hearing Lil Wayne doing what he do," Short told SOHH referring to Weezy's bars. "And Cory, that's my dog. Me and Cory have been cool since he was back on Def Jam. A lot of people don't know me and Cory have a cool relationship. Cory is like one of my comrades coming over to Young Money, getting drafted. It's like when LeBron James came over to the Heat with Dwayne Wade. We were already cool and it just makes it that much better. Man, listen, both of them [are] awesome at what they do and ain't nobody can top what they did. Period. I personally haven't gotten my hand on the beat yet but if I touch it [for a remix], you already know what's gonna happen." (SOHH)
Producer Bangladesh recently compared "6'7" to 2008's "A Milli" hit.
"I wouldn't say ['6 Foot 7 Foot'] is better than 'A Milli' because 'A Milli' did so much to hip-hop. When he first did 'A Milli,' I didn't see the vision. So, off the rip it gave my opinion about it not being what I thought it should be because of his approach. And I'm correct because he said in an interview, he didn't even feel like it was a single. He just felt like it was like something to go in and rip, some mixtape sh*t. But it ended up being much more than I expected and much better because it didn't have the typical elements of a song that you usually need to make a hit. I did my part, he did his. It all came together and it worked. I think because he seen what 'A Milli' did, it prepared him more for this [and] I could tell his writing was different." (Complex)
Although partial to "A Milli," Bang recently said Wayne still did the "6'7" instrumental justice.
"The overall wittiness is everything I was saying about 'A Milli' when it came to be," the producer explained. "He freestyled 'A Milli', and before it was big and we knew what it was gonna do, we all had our opinions of it. A lot of people loved it, but me being the creator of the art, I didn't see the vision that he had. I think he attacked it as a mixtape. And that was the genius of what he did and it became the biggest thing. The way he approached this one, was everything that I wanted him to do on 'A Milli'. I think he's really focusing on every line. It's like he's writing. It's different. It's a whole 'nother level of cleverness to it." (MTV)
There is currently no release date for Tha Carter IV.
Check out "6'7" below: