Bad Ass (song)

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"Bad Ass"
Bad Ass Kid Ink.png
Single by Kid Ink featuring Meek Mill and Wale
from the album Almost Home and My Own Lane
Released January 22, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:58
Label Tha Alumni Music Group, RCA
Songwriter(s) Brian Todd Collins, Robert Williams, Olubowale Akintimehin, Devin Montgomery
Producer(s) Devin Cruise[1]
Kid Ink singles chronology
"Bad Ass"
(2013)
"Money and the Power"
(2013)

"Bad Ass"
(2013)
"Money and the Power"
(2013)
Meek Mill singles chronology
"Young & Gettin' It"
(2012) Young & Gettin' It2012
"Bad Ass"
(2013) Bad Ass2013
"Believe It"
(2013) Believe It2013
Wale singles chronology
"Diced Pineapples"
(2012) Diced Pineapples2012
"Bad Ass"
(2013) Bad Ass2013
"Bad"
(2013) Bad2013

"Bad Ass" is a song by American rapper Kid Ink with guest appearances from fellow rappers Meek Mill and Wale. The original version of the song appeared on Ink's 2012 mixtape Rocketshipshawty, and contained no verses from Meek Mill and Wale. The song was released on January 22, 2013[2][3] as the first single from his debut EP Almost Home (2013) and appear as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of his debut studio album My Own Lane (2014). It was co-written by all three artists and Devin Cruise, who also produced the song. It peaked at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 27 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Alex Nazari and was released on March 4, 2013.[4]

Remix[edit]

On May 10, 2013, the official remix was released featuring west coast rappers YG and Problem. The remix also featured a reworked beat by KB and Mike Maven.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Bad Ass" (featuring Meek Mill & Wale)Brian Todd Collins, Robert Williams, Olubowale Akintimehin, Devin MontgomeryDevin Cruise4:58

Chart performance[edit]

On the week of February 9, 2013, "Bad Ass" debuted at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100, but left the next week.[6] That same week, it debuted at number 27 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart,[7] but fell sixteen spots to number 43 for the week of February 16, before leaving the chart completely.[8]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 90
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 27

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States January 22, 2013 Digital download Tha Alumni Music Group, RCA Records
February 26, 2013 Rhythmic contemporary radio

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