The Illest

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"The Illest"
Single by Far East Movement featuring Riff Raff or ScHoolboy Q
from the album Dirty Bass and Ktown Riot
ReleasedJuly 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)
(for version w/ RiFF RAFF)
April 16, 2014 (2014-04-16)
(for version w/ ScHoolboy Q)
Label Cherrytree/Interscope
Producer(s) Axident, Wallpaper. [1]
Far East Movement singles chronology
"Get Up (Rattle)"
"The Illest"
"Bang It to the Curb"
Riff Raff singles chronology
"Dolce and Gabbana"
"The Illest"
"Mr. Popular"
2013 digital download (version with Riff Raff)
1."The Illest" (featuring Riff Raff) Andreas Schuller, Eric Frederic, Kevin Nishimura, Jae Choung, James Roh, Virman Coquia, Horst Simco Axident, Wallpaper.3:40
2014 digital download (version with Schoolboy Q)
1."The Illest" (featuring ScHoolboy Q) Andreas Schuller, Eric Frederic, Kevin Nishimura, Jae Choung, James Roh, Virman Coquia, Quincey Hanley Axident, Wallpaper.3:40
The Illest (Remixes)
1."The Illest (DEORRO Remix)" (featuring Riff Raff)3:35
2."The Illest (Victor Niglio Remix)" (featuring Riff Raff)4:20
3."The Illest (Kronic Remix)" (featuring Riff Raff)4:42
4."The Illest (Rell The Soundbender Remix)" (featuring Riff Raff)4:42
5."The Illest (KTown Shekki X Savagez Remix)" (featuring Riff Raff)6:19

Credits and personnel

Chart performance

Chart (2014)Peak
Germany (Deutsche Black Charts) [17] 20
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles ( Billboard ) [18] 7
US Hot Rap Songs ( Billboard ) [19] 18
US Rhythmic ( Billboard ) [20] 21

Release history

for version w/ RiFF RAFF
United States
July 2, 2013 [3] [4] Digital download – single Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records
February 4, 2014 [21] Rhythmic contemporary radio airplay
April 22, 2014 [22] Digital download – Remixes
for version w/ ScHoolboy Q
United States
April 16, 2014 [15] [16] Digital download – single Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records

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