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"Burn" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Meek Mill, released on September 11, 2012[1] as the second single from his debut studio album Dreams and Nightmares (2012). The song features fellow rapper Big Sean and is produced by Jahlil Beats. "Burn" peaked at number 86 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Burn by Meek Mill cover.jpg
Single by Meek Mill featuring Big Sean
from the album Dreams and Nightmares and Dreamchasers 2
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2012
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop
Label215 Aphillyated, Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros.
Producer(s)Jahlil Beats
Meek Mill singles chronology
"Triumphant (Get 'Em)"
"Young & Gettin' It"
Big Sean singles chronology



The beat for the song was given originally not only to Meek, but also to Jadakiss, who released the song "Paper Tags" on his mixtape Consignment with features from Styles P, Wale and French Montana. The Meek Mill version of the song was originally released on his ninth mixtape, Dreamchasers 2 (2012) and on Kanye West's website for free download. The song was later officially released mastered, via iTunes and Amazon - as was the previous single "Amen" - on September 11, 2012 in the US. Complex Magazine named it the fifth song on their list of the best 50 songs of 2012.[2] Complex also named Big Sean's verse the third best guest appearance of 2012.[3]

Chart performanceEdit

"Burn" entered the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number 86 for the week of September 15, 2012.[4]

Music videoEdit

The music video was released on October 10, 2012 directed by Dre Films. Gunplay and Ace Hood make cameo appearances in the video.


On June 27, 2012, Game released a remix of the song.[5] Rapper Diggy Simmons released his remix on July 21, 2012.[6] On September 3, 2012, American rapper Lil Wayne released a remix of the song via his mixtape Dedication 4.

Track listingEdit

Digital single
1."Burn"Robert Williams, Sean Anderson, Alexander Izquierdo, Orlando TuckerJahlil Beats3:36


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 86


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Burn - Single by Meek Mill". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
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  4. ^ a b "Meek Mill Album & Single Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "SoulCulture - Game remixes Meek Mill's "Burn"". Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  6. ^ "SoulCulture - Diggy freestyles over Meek Mill's 'Burn'". Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  7. ^ "American single certifications – Meek Mill – Burn". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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