A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die

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"A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die"
Single by Scarface
from the album Mr. Scarface Is Back
B-side "I'm Dead"
Released February 28, 1992
Format Vinyl, CD
Recorded 1991
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:44
Label Rap-a-Lot
Writer(s) Brad Jordan
Producer(s) Crazy C, Scarface
Scarface chronology
"Mr. Scarface"
(1991)
"A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die"
(1992)
"Let Me Roll"
(1993)

"A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die" was the second single released from Scarface's debut album, Mr. Scarface Is Back. Released on February 28, 1992 and produced by Crazy C and Scarface, "A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die" made it to two Billboard charts, peaking at 69 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks" and 13 on the Hot Rap Singles. The song features a sample of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues". A music video for the song was also released shortly after, which mirrors Scarface's storytelling descriptions mostly scene after scene.

Track listing[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. "A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die" (Radio)- 4:44
  2. "A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die" (Urban Radio)- 4:45
  3. "A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die" (Instrumental)- 4:44

B-Side[edit]

  1. "A Minute to Pray and a Second to Die" (Club mix)- 4:45
  2. "I'm Dead" (Radio)- 2:06
  3. "I'm Dead" (Club mix)- 4:51