Break Ya Neck

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"Break Ya Neck"
Single by Busta Rhymes
from the album Genesis
Released August 25, 2001
Format CD
Recorded 2000
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:00
Label J Records, Flipmode
Writer(s) Trevor Smith, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Michael Balzary, John Frusciante, Mike Elizondo, Scott Storch, Andre Young
Producer(s) Dr. Dre, Scott Storch
Busta Rhymes singles chronology
"Fire"
(2000)
"Break Ya Neck"
(2001)
"As I Come Back"
(2001)

"Break Ya Neck" is the first single by American rapper Busta Rhymes from his fifth album Genesis (2001). The song was produced by Dr. Dre and Scott Storch. Truth Hurts provides background vocals. The song contains an interpolation of the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Give It Away". The official remix of the single features Twista & Do or Die.

The instrumental version of this song was used in a video found on the video-sharing website YouTube entitled "Watsky raps fast" and received 2,000,000 views within a week and 19,000,000 in total. The video incorporates artist and rapper George Watsky rapping over the track.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song was directed by Hype Williams and it was released on November 13, 2001.[2][not in citation given] It features cameos from other artists such as Spliff Star, Diddy, Ludacris, Fabolous, Three 6 Mafia, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Lil Jon and The East Side Boyz, Swizz Beatz, Cee-Lo Green, Andre 3000 and Khujo.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian (ARIA)[3] 13
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[4] 50
France (SNEP)[5] 50
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[6] 13
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[7] 20
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 26
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[8] 10
U.S. Billboard Radio Songs[8] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pale kid raps fast". YouTube. January 17, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Busta Rhymes, "Break Ya Neck" - Music Videos BET.com Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  3. ^ australian-charts.com - Busta Rhymes - Break Ya Neck Hung Medien. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  4. ^ Busta Rhymes - Break Ya Neck - austriancharts.au Hung Medien. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  5. ^ lescharts.com - Busta Rhymes - Break Ya Neck (In French). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  6. ^ dutchcharts.nl Busta Rhymes - Break Ya Neck Hung Medien. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
  7. ^ Busta Rhymes - Break Ya Neck - swisscharts.com Hung Medien.
  8. ^ a b c Break Ya Neck - Busta Rhymes Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved December 10, 2010.

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