By Tunde Adediran
Run This Town, The second single from Jay-Z’s eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3, was released nine years ago today. The song debuted on radio at 9:11am to coincide with the album’s planned release date of September 11, 2009. Run This Town was produced by Kanye west and No I.D.
The song was a highly successful single and it went on to win Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010. It also peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the charts in the United Kingdom. Officially it has been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA, with Billboard estimating sales of 3,490,000.
Where were you when you first heard this song and what was is your favourite line from the song?
Watch the video for Run This Town below: