Dead Wrong (song)

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"Dead Wrong"
Single by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Eminem
from the album Born Again
Released January 6, 2000
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1999
Genre Hardcore hip hop, horrorcore
Length 4:58
Label Bad Boy Records
Writer(s) C. Wallace, M. Mathers
Producer(s) Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs
The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology
"Notorious B.I.G."
(1999)
"Dead Wrong"
(2000)
"Runnin' (Dying to Live)"
(2003)
Eminem singles chronology
"Guilty Conscience"
(1999)
"Dead Wrong"
(2000)
"Forgot About Dre"
(2000)

"Dead Wrong" is a song by The Notorious B.I.G., taken from his third overall album, Born Again. The song features background vocals from Diddy and rap vocals from Eminem, and it was released as a single posthumously in 2000. The song samples the drum break from Al Green's song, "I'm Glad You're Mine". The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. It is a remix of the original produced by Easy Mo Bee. The original version was released on Mister Cee's Best of Biggie 10th Anniversary Mixtape, and has Biggie rapping an alternate second verse without Eminem.

There is an official remix featuring Busta Rhymes, who raps the third verse, with B.I.G.'s rapping the first verse & Eminem's verse replacing B.I.G.'s second verse.The line "Young, Fresh & Green" is a reference to Barrington Levy song "She's Mine" from his Love the Life You Love album. It was received positively by music critics. Rolling Stone wrote a positive overview: "The only real find here is the awesome "Dead Wrong," which shows B.I.G. in his prime."[1] A.V. club wrote that surprisingly non-whiny Eminem is a highlight.[2]

Music Video[edit]

The video was set out in a similar manner to 2Pac's hit "Changes", also released in 1999, in the fact that it features clips of Biggie performing live, in interviews, clips of his music videos and showing pictures of him. Eminem's verse was cut out in the clip.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Dead Wrong" (feat. Eminem) C. Wallace, M. Mathers Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs 4:57
2. "Dead Wrong" (Instrumental) C. Wallace Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs 4:57
3. "Dead Wrong" (Call-Out Research Hook) C. Wallace, M. Mathers Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs 0:17
4. "Dead Wrong" (Main Version) (without Eminem) C. Wallace Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs 4:57
5. "Dead Wrong" (Remix) (featuring Eminem) C. Wallace Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs 4:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 39

In other media[edit]

This song was mashed up with Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" from the 2006/2007 mixtape Rock Phenomenon, which features the alternate second verse coming from The Notorious B.I.G. in legacy. The line "relax and take notes" is also put in a mix for the mixtape introduction, provided and contributed by DJ Vlad & Roc Raida with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda as the host for the album.

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