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Young, Wild, & Free
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Released

October 11, 2011

Recorded

2011

Genre

Pop rap

Length

3:27

"Young, Wild & Free" is a song by American rappers Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. The song features American pop artist Bruno Mars. It was released as a digital download on October 11, 2011 in the United States. In its first week, it sold 159,000 digital copies,[2] debuting at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 44 on the Canadian Hot 100. The song samples the beat of the track "Sneakin' in the Back" from the 1974 album Tom Scott and The L.A. Express. This beat has been sampled several times, including in the song "Blue Lines" from Massive Attack's debut album Blue Lines, released in 1991.

BackgroundEdit

The song is the lead single from their Mac & Devin Go to High School soundtrack. In an interview with MTV News, Wiz Khalifa said: "This is a family affair, man. Everybody that you see was all involved with the project. We all got love for each other, and you know, we just keeping it moving, right? That's definitely going along with the theme of being young, wild, and free - just having fun, wild'n out. The whole theme of the video, we just getting it crackin' in the parking lot, man, just turning this thing out. So we had a couple little of our friends in the car, and we drove fast." Snoop Dogg added: "Yeah that's all. We just having fun. We at a big drive-in theatre so we could have as many people and have as many things happen as possible in the celebration of being young, wild, and free – having a good time."[4]

Music videoEdit

The music video was filmed on February in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It premiered on 23 February 2012. Bruno Mars does not appear in the music video, however his vocals remain.

Chart performanceEdit

In its first week, it sold 159,000 digital copies,[5] debuting at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 44 on the Canadian Hot 100. The song has so far peaked at no. 7 on Billboard Hot 100. As of February 2012, the song sold over 2 million digital units. [6]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Young, Wild & Free" (Explicit) (featuring Bruno Mars) 3:27
2. "Young, Wild & Free" (Clean) (featuring Bruno Mars) 3:27
German CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Young, Wild & Free" (Explicit) (featuring Bruno Mars) 3:27
2. "Young, Wild & Free" (Music Video) (featuring Bruno Mars)

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