Song by T.I. featuring Eminem
from the album T.I. vs. T.I.P.
ReleasedNovember 23, 2007
GenreHip hop

"Touchdown" is a song by American rapper T.I., taken from his fifth studio album T.I. vs. T.I.P. (2007). The song features vocals from fellow American rapper Eminem, who also produced the song alongside his frequent collaborator Jeff Bass. The song, although not officially released as a single received considerable airplay on the radio, as well as on Monday Night Football, during the 2007 NFL season.

Music and lyrics

Produced by Eminem and Jeff Bass, the song features the use of electronic keyboard giving a trumpet-like sound. As well, hi-hats and bass drums are the main rhythmic instruments used in the song.

The song mainly deals with the success of the T.I. and Eminem, as well as their struggle with their respective alter egos "T.I.P." and "Slim Shady". Eminem raps imitating a Southern American accent, typical of T.I. and his hometown Atlanta (Eminem is from Detroit). Also, in the third and last verse T.I. explains his gratitude toward hip hop and criticizes people that disagree with the lyrical content of the music genre:

How could they be so ignorant? Look what hip hop done brung [sic] us

It's allowed us to run a business, legitimated our moneys

Got us out of the ghettos and relocated our mommies

I made it all the way here ain't no way you taking it from me

So excuse me Oprah honey, I'm sorry, really I promise

But niggas, bitches and hoes do exist, I'm just being honest.

In 2009, Eminem later stated he feels his verse on the song was "horrible".[1]

Track listing

1."Touchdown" (feat. Eminem)4:42


Chart (2007) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[2] 9
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[3] 96


  1. ^ Get Clean, Come Back: Eminem’s Return New York Times
  2. ^ "Billboard chart search: T.I. & Eminem - "Touchdown"" (XML). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.