I Got 5 on It

"I Got 5 on It" is a song by American hip hop duo Luniz. It was released in May 1995 as the lead single from their debut album, Operation Stackola. It features vocal contributions from R&B singer Michael Marshall. The song reached number 2 in Germany, number 3 in the United Kingdom and number 8 in the United States. The single was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 31, 1995 and sold one million copies domestically.[1][2][3]

"I Got 5 on It"
Single by Luniz featuring Michael Marshall
from the album Operation Stackola
ReleasedMay 23, 1995
Format12" single, CD single, cassette single
Recorded1993
GenreWest coast hip hop, R&B
Length4:13
LabelNoo Trybe
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Tone Capone
Luniz featuring Michael Marshall singles chronology
"I Got 5 on It"
(1995)
"Playa Hata"
(1995)

Content

The title relates to the following lyrics:

“Kinda broke this evening, y'all, so all I got's five, I got five”
“Unless you pull out the fat, crispy five dollar bill on the real before it's history”
“I got 5 on it, let's go half on a sack”

The song samples Club Nouveau's "Why You Treat Me So Bad" (1987), Kool and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie" (1973) and Audio Two's "Top Billin'" (1987).[4]

Track listings

12" single

A-side:

  1. "I Got 5 on It" (clean version) — 4:13
  2. "I Got 5 on It" (instrumental) — 4:14

B-side:

  1. "So Much Drama" (LP version) (street) featuring Nik Nack — 5:14
  2. "So Much Drama" (instrumental) — 5:14
CD single (U.S. version)
  1. "I Got 5 on It" (clean short mix) — 3:59
  2. "I Got 5 on It" (clean bay ballas vocal remix) featuring Dru Down, E-40, Humpty Hump (Shock G), Richie Rich, Shock G, Spice 1 — 4:12
  3. "I Got 5 on It" (gumbo funk remix) remixed by N.O. Joe (4:50)
  4. "I Got 5 on It" (clean weedless mix) — 4:12
Cassette single

A-side:

  1. "I Got 5 on It" (clean short mix)
  2. "I Got 5 on It" (clean bay ballas vocal remix) featuring Dru Down, E-40, Humpty Hump, Richie Rich, Shock G, Spice 1
  3. "I Got 5 on It" (drop zone rub 1)
  4. "I Got 5 on It" (drop zone rub 2)

B-side:

  1. "I Got 5 on It" (clean short mix)
  2. "I Got 5 on It" (clean bay ballas vocal remix) featuring Dru Down, E-40, Humpty Hump, Richie Rich (2), Shock G, Spice 1
  3. "I Got 5 on It" (drop zone rub 1)
  4. "I Got 5 on It" (drop zone rub 2)

Charts and sales

The song is featured in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V, on the radio station "West Coast Classics". The original song and a suspenseful orchestrated remix version play a crucial role in Jordan Peele's 2019 horror film Us. The track's main melody is used as a leitmotif during the film's climax. The remix is listed on the Us official soundtrack as the "Tethered Mix." It is also featured in the film "Havoc".

See also

References

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