Bop Gun (One Nation)
|"Bop Gun (One Nation)"|
|Single by Ice Cube featuring George Clinton|
|from the album Lethal Injection|
|Genre||West Coast hip hop, G-Funk|
|Length||3:42 (5:18 video)|
|Writer(s)||O'Shea Jackson, George Clinton|
|Producer||Ice Cube, George Clinton.|
|Ice Cube featuring George Clinton singles chronology|
"Bop Gun (One Nation)" is the third single from Ice Cube's fourth album, Lethal Injection. It samples the Funkadelic song "One Nation Under a Groove". It reached number 6 on the Hot Rap Singles chart and number 23 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.
The term "Bop Gun" was invented and popularized by Parliament and George Clinton in the 1977 song "Bop Gun (Endangered Species)". It is "shot" at the funkless people and fills their heart with funk and enlightenment from false ideology. (George Clinton's Funkcyclopedia)
The video for the single portrays a crazy houseparty at George Clinton's, was directed by Cameron Casey and also features Bootsy Collins and WC. In the ending the music stops with a fadeout and we can finally catch George Clinton holding the Bop Gun.
The song was included on Ice Cube's Greatest Hits album and on the 1996 George Clinton remix album Greatest Funkin' Hits. "Bop Gun (One Nation)" was mixed at Aire LA Studios in Glendale, CA by Raymundo Silva.
The version of "Bop Gun (One Nation)" featured on "Lethal Injection" is about 11 minutes, while the radio edit and the "Greatest Hits" is almost 5 minutes, with a lot of the song being cut.
|Billboard Hot 100||23|
|Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||21|
|Billboard Hot Rap Singles||6|
|Billboard Rhythmic Top 40||9|
|Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||8|
End of year charts
|End of year chart (1994)||Position|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||99|
- "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27.
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