Bop Gun (One Nation)

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"Bop Gun (One Nation)"
Single by Ice Cube featuring George Clinton
from the album Lethal Injection
Released August 1994
Format 12" single
Recorded 1993
Genre West Coast hip hop, G-Funk
Length 3:42 (5:18 video)
Label Priority
53816
Writer(s) O'Shea Jackson, George Clinton
Producer(s) Ice Cube, George Clinton.
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Ice Cube featuring George Clinton singles chronology
"You Know How We Do It"
(1994)
"Bop Gun (One Nation)"
(1993)
"Natural Born Killaz"
(1994)

"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 song samples Tom Tom Club's hit single "Genius of Love."

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.

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
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[edit]

End of year chart (1994) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 99

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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