Who We Be

"Who We Be"
Single by DMX featuring Dustin Adams
from the album The Great Depression
Released September 25, 2001
Format 12-inch single, CD single
Recorded Chaton Studios,
(Phoenix, Arizona)
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:25
Label Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Writer(s) Earl Simmons, Mickey R. Davis
Producer(s) Black Key, Melvin "Hip" Armstead
DMX featuring Dustin Adams singles chronology
"We Right Here"
"Who We Be"
"I Miss You"

"Who We Be" is a song by American hip hop recording artist DMX, released as the second single from his fourth album The Great Depression (2001). The song peaked at 60 on the Hot 100. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, but lost to "Get Ur Freak On" by Missy Elliott. The song is featured in a scene from the 2004 film Head of State.

Song Information

Song Production

DMX raps on the song, the song is about the division and separation of Blacks in America, with DMX telling the listener about the problems that Blacks face as well as the many things that people assume about them but don't understand who they are.

Music Video

The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn and produced by Lanette Phillips and Stefan Belafonte, and it features DMX rapping the song from inside a prison cell.

Track listing

Europe 12-inch single 33 ⅓ RPM

  1. A1 "Who We Be" (LP Version)
  2. B1 "Who We Be" (Radio Edit)
  3. B2 "Who We Be" (Instrumental)

US 12-inch single

  1. A1 "Who We Be" (Radio Edit)
  2. A2 "Who We Be" (Album Version)
  3. B1 "Who We Be" (Instrumental)
  4. B2 "Who We Be" (Acapella)

United Kingdom CD/maxi single

  1. "Who We Be" (Radio Edit) – 4:19
  2. "We Right Here" (Radio Edit) – 4:02
  3. "Who We Be" (Explicit Version) – 4:48
  4. "We Right Here" (Explicit Version) – 4:31

United Kingdom enhanced CD single Track listing:

  1. "Who We Be" (LP Version) – 4:48
  2. "Who We Be" (Radio Edit) – 4:26
  3. "We Right Here" (LP Version) – 4:28
  4. Video - "Who We Be"


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