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Album: Born to Lose, Built to Win (2009)
  • This is the first single from American rapper Juelz Santana's third studio album, Born to Lose, Built to Win.
  • The song features Chris Brown. Santana previously collaborated with the R&B singer on Brown's breakthrough single, "Run It!" and on a re-mix for his 2006 single "Poppin," along with Lil Wayne. This was the first time Brown appeared on one of Santana's singles.
  • Santana revealed to MTV's RapFix Live in a 2012 interview that the then chairman of Def Jam, LA Reid, suggested that Brown be replaced on the song. Their collaboration followed Breezy's assault on the label's star artist, Rihanna, and the Bajan star's label wanted to protect her. "They asked me to take Chris Brown off and put Trey Songz on the song," he revealed. "I'm like, 'I can't do that. Chris is my homey.'
    "[Reid] definitely did that through issues that had to do with Rihanna and Chris Brown and the label situation," continued Santana. "It was weird because I told him that was the move I was makin' before I made it."


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