Shout Out

Album: Bigga Than Life (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This energetic Young Chop produced track finds Birdman giving a lyrical "Shout Out" to the women he respects. They include his younger sister Tamara Williams, who was killed in a head-on collision in the early hours of December 11, 2006 and the late "Queen of Bounce," Cash Money member Magnolia Shorty, who was gunned down in late 2010.
  • It was French Montana, who originally gave Birdman the track, and the Bronx MC joins him on this song. "I was in the studio listening to Frenchie's album, and he played the song for me like, 'Stunna you need to rock with this,'" the Cash Money CEO told MTV News.
  • French also pays tribute to "real" women on his verse. "There's a lot of real, real chicks out there that really know how to hold you down and we wanted to give them their own song," the Moroccan/American rapper explained to MTV News.
  • Young Money rapper Gudda Gudda also spits a verse on the cut. "I was upstairs in my session workin' and I just came downstairs to holla at Birdman," Gudda explained to MTV News. "He was like, 'Gudda, French left me a banger my, n---a. Let's rock out with it, and we laced it."
  • The Colin Tilley directed video was filmed in an under-construction casino on the Vegas strip.

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