Criminology (song)

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"Criminology"
Single by Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah
from the album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
A-side "Criminology"
B-side "Glaciers of Ice"
Released June 26, 1995
Format 12-inch single
Recorded 1994 (Criminology)
1995 (Glaciers of Ice)
Genre East Coast hip hop, Mafioso rap
Length 3:47
Label Loud
Writer(s) C. Woods
R. Diggs
D. Coles
Producer(s) RZA
Raekwon singles chronology
"Heaven & Hell"
(1994)
"Criminology"
(1995)
"Ice Cream"
(1995)

"Criminology" is the second solo single by Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon, from his debut album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., featuring Ghostface Killah, like many of the songs of the album. The song starts with dialogue from the film Scarface, where Alex Sosa insults Tony Montana through phone, calling him a "fucking little monkey", because he failed to blow up the activist's car, then the first verse is performed by Ghostface Killah, and the second by Raekwon, without a chorus. The B-side of the single is "Glaciers of Ice".

Ghostface Killah wrote his verse in San Francisco, and requested that RZA make a beat for the song.

The song was sampled later by Mos Def, for his song "Mathematics".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Criminology" (LP Version)
  2. "Criminology" (Instrumental)
  3. "Glaciers of Ice" (LP Version)
  4. "Glaciers of Ice" (Instrumental)

Samples[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1995 "Glaciers of Ice/Criminology" #43 #32 #5 #2