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"Hard in da Paint" is the second single from American rapper Waka Flocka Flame's first studio album, Flockaveli2


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Music video
  • 3 Reception
  • 4 Remixes
  • 5 Parodies
  • 6 Charts
  • 7 References


Waka Flocka's "Hard in da Paint", like his previous hit "O Let's Do It", was originally a mixtape track3 It first appeared in his fourth mixtape titled LeBron Flocka James released on October 17, 20094 An early remix featuring French Montana was released on April 19, 2010,5 and appeared in the latter's ninth mixtape titled Mac & Cheese 2 released on May 6 The track was produced by up-and-coming producer Lex Luger,6 and went on to become an underground hit before being released as a commercial single on May 13

Music videoedit

The music video was released on July 19, 2010 During the music video the production was shut down by gang activity and police presence due to the Black P Stones Bloods gang injunction3 The music video was directed by Benny Boom3 It was shot on Palmwood Drive in Baldwin Village, Los Angeles, often referred to as "the Jungles", a neighborhood made infamous courtesy of the Denzel Washington movie "Training Day"3


In August 2014, Pitchfork listed the track #41 on their "The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far 2010-2014"7


An official remix featuring French Montana was released on April 19,5 while a second remix featuring Gucci Mane was released on June 2286

R&B singer Ciara released her own remix of the song on June 2, 2010 Rappers 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy and Pusha T released a version of the song titled "Hard in the Kitchen" on February 11, 20119 Several rappers released freestyles over the production, including Rick Ross, Vado, Lil Flip, Haystak, Young Jeezy, Tyga, Lil Chuckee, Curren$y, Jay Rock, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Meek Mill and Slim Thug

German hip hop group Zugezogen Maskulin released a version titled "Undercut, Tumblrblog" British rapper Giggs also made his own version

There is also a remix performed by drummer Travis Barker Canadian jazz/instrumental hip hop band, BadBadNotGood did an arrangement of the song10

Metalcore band Of Mice & Men included samples of the track in the Warped Tour remix of their single "OG Loko"


A popular video parody of "Hard in da Paint" was posted on YouTube, with Barack Obama played by comedian Jason Davis as the subject of the song11 The "Baracka Flacka Flames: Head of the State" video has gained over 13 million views as of 201612

A remix by The Hood Internet which contains Waka Flocka's lyrics over a Flock of Seagulls, called "Waka Flocka Seagulls" has also been made13


Chart 2010 Peak
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 10014 11
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs15 28


  1. ^ "Waka Flocka Flame Goes Boom" Spin May 1, 2012 Retrieved May 1, 2016 
  2. ^ "iTunes Store" itunesapplecom Retrieved February 20, 2012 
  3. ^ a b c d Rodriguez, Jayson 19 July 2010 "Waka Flocka Flame 'Hard In Da Paint' Video Premieres" MTVcom Retrieved 30 July 2010 
  4. ^ "Waka Flocka Flame - LeBron Flocka James" livemixtapescom October 19, 2010 Retrieved April 26, 2016 
  5. ^ a b "French Montana feat Waka Flocka – Hard In The Paint" NahRightcom April 19, 2010  Archived 2016-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b "Waka Flocka Flame Got Crunk And Earned A 'Hottest Breakthrough MCs Of 2010' Nod" MTVcomuydjyt 14 July 2010 Retrieved 30 July 2010 
  7. ^ "The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far 2010-2014" Pitchfork August 17, 2014 Retrieved April 27, 2016 
  8. ^ "Waka Flocka - Hard In The Paint Remix Feat Gucci Mane" HotNewHipHop June 22, 2010 Retrieved April 27, 2016 
  9. ^ "Tity Boi f Young Jeezy & Pusha T - Hard In the Kitchen Rmx" HipHopDX February 11, 2011 Retrieved February 20, 2011 
  10. ^ http://badbadnotgoodbandcampcom/album/bbngsingle
  11. ^ "'Head of the State': Baracka Flacka Flames's Obama Parody - The New York Times" The New York Times October 25, 2010 Retrieved December 10, 2012 
  12. ^ "Baracka Flacka Flames - Head of The State" YouTube November 21, 2010 Retrieved November 12, 2015 
    Archived 2015-12-10 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Waka Flocka Seagulls" Youtubecom November 5, 2010 Retrieved July 31, 2012 
  14. ^ "WebCite query" Webcitationorg Archived from the original on July 10, 2011 Retrieved July 31, 2012 CS1 maint: Unfit url link
  15. ^ "Hard in Da Paint" Billboardcom Retrieved February 20, 2012 

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