Soul Survivor (Young Jeezy song)

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"Soul Survivor"
Single by Young Jeezy featuring Akon
from the album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
ReleasedJuly 16, 2005
Genre Hip hop
Songwriter(s) Jay Jenkins, Aliaune Thiam
Producer(s) Akon
Young Jeezy singles chronology
"And Then What"
"Soul Survivor"
Akon singles chronology
"Belly Dancer (Bananza)"
"Soul Survivor"
"Pot of Gold"

"Soul Survivor" is the second single of American rapper Young Jeezy, and appears on the 2005 album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 . The song features Akon. The song was released through Def Jam Recordings and Young Jeezy's Corporate Thugz Entertainment


This song is featured on Def Jam: Icon , a video game for the Xbox 360 & PS3, a video game Young Jeezy appears in as himself providing his own voice and likeness and is a playable character. It was also featured on the Bones episode "The Man in the Wall". [1]

Music video

A music video was produced to promote the single. The video was directed by Benny Boom and is heavily inspired by Paid in Full . Beanie Sigel, Cam'ron, Fabolous, DJ Clue, Zab Judah and Big Meech all make cameo appearances.


There are remixes of the song, one features Boyz In Da Hood and Jim Jones, another used the lyrics from Vybz Kartel's "Gun Session" featuring Shabba Ranks, Sizzla, and Akon, a remix features lyrics from Tupac Shakur's "This Life I Lead" and Akon, a remix that features Cam'ron and T.I., and a remix that features Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, Sizzla, 40 Glocc and Boyz In Da Hood. Then another remix which features Cosculluela on his mixtape Antes Del Prrum .


Weekly charts

Chart (2005)Peak
Germany (Official German Charts) [2] 74
Ireland (IRMA) [3] 32
UK Singles (OCC) [4] 16
US Billboard Hot 100 [5] 4
US Mainstream Top 40 ( Billboard ) [6] 10
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [7] 1
US Hot Rap Songs ( Billboard ) [8] 1
US Rhythmic ( Billboard ) [9] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (2005)position
US Billboard Hot 100 [10] 52
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) [11] 27
Chart (2006)position
US Billboard Hot 100 [12] 88
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) [13] 71


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [14] 3× Platinum3,000,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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