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"Walk It Talk It" is a song by American hip hop trio Migos with guest vocals from Canadian rapper Drake. The single was released on March 18, 2018. It was included on the trio's third studio album, Culture II (2018). After the album's release, it debuted at number 18 and later peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 after its release as the third single.[1][2] The song was produced by frequent collaborators OG Parker and Deko.

"Walk It Talk It"
Single by Migos featuring Drake
from the album Culture II
ReleasedMarch 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2017
Genre
Length4:36
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Migos singles chronology
"Stir Fry"
(2017)
"Walk It Talk It"
(2018)
"Narcos"
(2018)
Drake singles chronology
"Lemon (Drake Remix)"
(2018)
"Walk It Talk It"
(2018)
"Nice for What"
(2018)
Music video
Walk It Talk It on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

The song is the sixth track on Migos' third studio album Culture II, which was released in January 2018.[3] It has become one of the more popular songs on the album, being the third-highest charting of all the songs, following "Stir Fry", which peaked at number eight on the Hot 100, and "MotorSport", which reached number six. American pop star Britney Spears, used elements of the song in a remix of her hit-single I'm A Slave 4 U during her Piece of Me Tour.[4]

Music videoEdit

The music video, directed by Daps and Quavo, debuted on Migos' official Vevo channel on March 18, 2018. The video features guest appearances from Jamie Foxx and labelmate Lil Yachty.[5] In the video, the trio and Drake perform on a fictional dance-themed show called Culture Ride (inspired by Soul Train), with Jamie Foxx playing fictional host Ron Delirious (based on the late Soul Train host Don Cornelius). In an interview conducted by Genius, Daps said that the whole video was shot on Beta Tape,[6] which is why the highest quality is 480p on YouTube.

LawsuitEdit

In October 2018 the group was sued by rapper M.O.S who claimed that the song is similar to his 2007 song "Walk it Like I Talk it" [7]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[30] Gold 20,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[31] 2× Platinum 160,000 
France (SNEP)[32] Gold 100,000*
Italy (FIMI)[33] Gold 25,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[35] 2× Platinum 2,000,000 

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

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United Kingdom March 18, 2018 Rhythmic contemporary radio Capitol [36]
United States Urban contemporary radio
  • Quality Control
  • Capitol
[1]
Italy April 12, 2018 Contemporary hit radio Universal [37]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Migos Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
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  4. ^ "Britney Spears Kicks Off Her 'Piece Of Me Tour' In Oxon Hill, Maryland". Idolator. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Kreps, Daniel. "Watch Migos, Drake Hop on 'Soul Train' in 'Walk It Talk It' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Making Of Migos & Drake's "Walk It Talk It" Video With Daps". Genius.
  7. ^ Price, Joe. "Quavo Brushes Off "Walk It Talk It" Lawsuit". Complex. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  8. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #469". auspOp. April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
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  11. ^ "Migos Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201816 into search. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
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  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  17. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
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  19. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
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  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It". Singles Top 100. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
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  29. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  30. ^ "Brazilian single certifications – Migos – Walk It Talk It" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  31. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Migos – Walk It Talk It (Ft. Drake)". Music Canada. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  32. ^ "French single certifications – Migos – Walk It Talk It" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  33. ^ "Italian single certifications – Migos – Walk It Talk It" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved May 27, 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Walk It Talk It" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  34. ^ "British single certifications – Migos ft Drake – Walk It Talk It". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 11, 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Walk It Talk It in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  35. ^ "American single certifications – Migos – Walk It Talk It". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 13, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  36. ^ "BBC – Radio 1Xtra – Playlist". BBC Radio 1Xtra. Archived from the original on March 18, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  37. ^ "Walk It Talk It (Radio Date: 13-04-2018)" (in Italian). Retrieved May 28, 2018.