We Don't Get Down Like Y'all
by T.I.

Album: Single Release Only (2011)
Charted: 78

Songfacts®:

  • T.I. recorded this song in 2010 between his two spells in prison and released it in June 2011 whilst still incarcerated to hold his fans over until he completed his sentence. He said: "What inspired me to write this record was the differences in how we do us and how they do them suddenly became incredibly evident in just a very short period of time. Mostly jokes but you know how they say there's truth in humor right?"
  • The song features T.I.'s Grand Hustle labelmate, B.o.B, and was produced by hip hop production duo The Runners who previously worked with the rapper on his T.I. vs. T.I.P. tracks, "We Do This" and "Don't You Wanna Be High."

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