“Brooklyn Go Hard” is written/produced by DMP’s own Santi White, along with Shawn Carter, Naeem Hanks, John Hill, and Kanye West, and appears on the soundtrack to The Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious. It is the second promo single by rap artist Jay-Z, and features additional vocals by Santigold. It was released on December 1, 2008 as an exclusive download available via subscription to (RED)Wire, with a portion of the profits going towards Bono’s Product Red organization.
“Brooklyn Go Hard” initially charted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles. The following week, it debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 62. “Brooklyn Go Hard” entered the Hot Rap Tracks chart at No. 18.