Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)

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"Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)"
Single by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
from the album Make It Reign
Released January 27, 1998
Format Vinyl, CD
Recorded 1997
Genre East Coast hip hop, Hip hop
Length 5:03
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Walter Becker
Donald Fagen [1]
Producer(s) KNS

"Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" is a song by American hip hop duo Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz, released in January 1998, as the lead single from their debut album, Make It Reign. The song, produced by production team KNS, was a huge success for Tariq and Gunz, becoming a hit in both the United States and in Canada, peaking at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number six on the Canadian Singles Chart. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on March 31, 1998 for sales of over one million copies. However, the duo's success would be short-lived, as they broke up in 1999 without releasing a follow-up album or single.

Three remixes were made for the song. The Frankenstein remix produced by Frank "Frankenstein" Fallico, the Pro Black remix produced by Ayatollah and a Bad Boy remix that was made by Mase, The LOX and Puff Daddy.

The song's two prominent samples are from Jerry Rivera's "Amores Como El Nuestro" (also sampled by Wyclef Jean for the hit Shakira song "Hips Don't Lie") and Steely Dan's "Black Cow".

Single track listing[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" (Album Version) - 4:44
  2. "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" (Instrumental) - 4:43
  3. "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" (Acapella) - 4:29

B-Side[edit]

  1. "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" (Frankenstein Remix) - 4:40
  2. "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" (Frankenstein Remix Instrumental) - 4:42
  3. "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" (Pro Black Remix) - 4:32
  4. "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" (Pro Black Remix Instrumental) - 4:29

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 9
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 4
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 10
Canada (Canadian Singles Chart) 6
UK Singles (UK Singles Chart) 21

Year-End charts[edit]

End of year chart (1998) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 36

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