Business (song)

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"Business"
Single by Eminem
from the album The Eminem Show
Released July 7, 2003
Format CD single, cassette
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:11
Label Shady, Aftermath, Interscope
Writer(s) M. Mathers, A. Young, R. Feemster, M. Elizondo
Producer(s) Dr. Dre
Certification Gold (ARIA)
Eminem singles chronology
"Sing for the Moment"
(2003)
"Business"
(2003)
"One Day at a Time
(Em's Version)
"
(2004)

"Business" is a song by American rapper Eminem, released on July 7, 2003, as the fifth and final single from The Eminem Show. The single was not released in the United States.

Composition[edit]

"Business" is a hip hop song of four minutes and eleven seconds in length.[1] It sees Eminem comparing himself and Dr. Dre, the song's producer, to fictional crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin, a comparison first explored in the music video for the previous Eminem single "Without Me".[2][3] The lyrics are backed by a "cartoonish" beat:[4] one of several Dr. Dre productions on The Eminem Show which, according to CultureDose writer Marty Brown, affords Eminem a "perfect sound-scape" to inspire emotions in the listener, calling the beat "a launchpad equally effective for humor or anger".[5] Writing for Pitchfork Media, Ethan P. noted the "cartoonish" production to be similar in style to several of Eminem's early singles, claiming it to be fitting to the Batman and Robin theme on "Business", but noted that "this time he's actually talking about Batman and Robin!!".[4] DX Magazine editor J-23 called this "classic" with Dre beats.[6] Kris Ex On "Business": "Em names himself the gatekeeper of hip-hop and obliquely claims to be the best rapper alive: "The flow's too wet/Nobody close to it/Nobody says it, but everybody knows the shit."[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Business" – 4:20
  2. "Bump Heads" (DJ Green Lantern version) (featuring G-Unit) – 4:36
  3. "Business" (live in Barcelona – video) – 4:20
  1. "Business" – 4:20
  2. "The Conspiracy" (Freestyle) (DJ Green Lantern version) – 5:14
  3. "Business" (live in Detroit – video) – 4:20
  • UK Cassette
  1. "Business" – 4:20
  2. "Bump Heads" (DJ Green Lantern Version) (featuring G-Unit) – 4:36
  3. "The Conspiracy" (Freestyle) (DJ Green Lantern version) – 5:14
  • German CD single[10]
  1. "Business" – 4:20
  2. "The Conspiracy" (Freestyle) (DJ Green Lantern version) – 5:14
  3. "Business" (instrumental) – 4:20
  4. "Business" (live in Detroit – video) – 4:20
  • Australian CD single[11]
  1. "Business" – 4:20
  2. "Bump Heads" (DJ Green Lantern version) (featuring G-Unit) – 4:36
  3. "Business" (live in Barcelona – video) – 4:20
  • German 3" CD single[12]
  1. "Business" – 4:20
  2. "The Conspiracy" (Freestyle) (DJ Green Lantern version) – 5:14
  1. "Business" - 4:13
  2. "Bump Heads" (DJ Green Lantern version) (featuring G-Unit) - 4:43
  3. "Business" (A Cappella) - 4:17
  4. "Business" (Live in Barcelona)

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2002–03) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[13] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[14] 22
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[15] 28
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 11
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[16] 30
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 11
Germany (Media Control Charts)[17] 15
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[19] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[20] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[22] 77
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[23] 25

Year-end[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[24] 100
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[25] 132

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Eminem Show – Eminem > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Juon, Steve (May 28, 2002). "Feature for May 28, 2002 – Eminem's "The Eminem Show"". RapReviews. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robin (June 11, 2002). "White American: Eminem Makes His Rock Move". Robert Christgau. The Village Voice. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b P, Ethan (June 3, 2002). "Eminem: The Eminem Show". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Brown, Marty (June 4, 2002). "Eminem – The Eminem Show Music Review". CultureDose. Archived from the original on November 8, 2002. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/album-reviews/id.164/title.eminem-the-eminem-show-advanced-copy
  7. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/the-eminem-show-20020606
  8. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Business-CD-1-Eminem/dp/B0000A55GW/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1332669860&sr=1-1
  9. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Business-CD-2-Eminem/dp/B0000A55GX/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1332669860&sr=1-3
  10. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Business-Eminem/dp/B0000A1WO7/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1332669860&sr=1-2
  11. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Business-Eminem/dp/B0000AB6X8/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1332669860&sr=1-4
  12. ^ http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/eminem-d12-3-german-pockit-singles-full-set-rare-/190657511951?pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item2c6412c20f
  13. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Eminem – Business". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Eminem – Business" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  15. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Eminem – Business" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  16. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Eminem – Business" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  17. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Eminem > Business (part 1) – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  18. ^ "Chart Track: Week 30, 2003". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  19. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 36, 2003" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  20. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Eminem – Business". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  21. ^ "Archive Chart: 2003-07-19" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  22. ^ "Eminem Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Eminem. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  23. ^ "Eminem Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Eminem. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  24. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN - SINGLE 2003" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  25. ^ "End of Year 2003". UKChartsPlus. Retrieved July 13, 2014.