About The Money
by T.I.

Album: Paperwork (2014)
Charted: 42


  • The first single from Paperwork: The Motion Picture, this features guest vocals from T.I.'s fellow Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug. The song was premiered by DJ Whoo Kid and DJ MLK on Shade 45 on May 19, 2014.
  • Tip informs us on the hook that you shouldn't disturb his grind unless you are telling him of ways to make money.
  • The song features a sample-heavy beat from Young Thug's frequent collaborator London on da Track.
  • T.I. told the story of his collaboration with Young Thug and London on da Track: "Right around 'after the club' hours, I was like 3:30 4 'o clock, I'm in the studio getting calls like 'Yo, we pulling up,'" he recalled. "Immediately, we exchanged pleasantries and began listening to beats and went right in there and did 'About The Money.' That was the first record we did. Since then, we done did about 12, 13 records."
  • This won Hip-Hop Song of the Year in the 2015 Boombox Fan Choice Awards.


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