Breaker 1/9

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"Breaker 1/9"
Single by Common Sense
from the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?
Released January 12, 1993
Format 12-inch single, Vinyl
Recorded 1992
Genre Chicago hip hop
Length 4:01
Label Relativity Records
Producer(s) Immenslope
Common singles chronology
"Take It EZ"
(1992)
"Breaker 1/9"
(1993)
"Soul by the Pound"
(1993)

"Breaker 1/9" is a song by Common, released in 1993 as the second single from his debut album Can I Borrow a Dollar?. Produced by Immenslope, it samples both "Between the Sheets" by The Isley Brothers and "Black Jack" by Donald Byrd. Its beat also contains "booming" drums sampled from "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Lee Dorsey and made for the "jeep beat collective."[1] Its lyrics recount romantic adventures humorously. It holds the worst chart position of any single from that album, yet still reached #10 on the Hot Rap Singles chart.

"Breaker 1/9" is originally a Citizens' Band radio slang term telling other CB users that you'd like to start a transmission on channel 19, and is the phrase that starts C. W. McCall's 1975 novelty hit "Convoy".

Track listing[edit]

A-side[edit]

  1. "Breaker 1/9 (LP Radio Edit)" (4:02)
  2. "Breaker 1/9 (Slope Remix)" (4:18)
  3. "Breaker 1/9 (LP Instrumental)" (4:02)

B-side[edit]

  1. "Breaker 1/9 (Beat Nuts Remix)" (4:32)
  2. "Breaker 1/9 (Beat Nuts Instrumental)" (4:32)
  3. "Breaker 1/9 (Slope Instrumental)" (4:18)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jost, Matt. "Can I Borrow a Dollar? Review at RapReviews.com". Retrieved March 24, 2007. 

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 10