Get Money (Junior M.A.F.I.A. song)

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"Get Money"
Single by Junior M.A.F.I.A. featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
from the album Conspiracy
B-side "White Chalk"
Released September 3, 1995
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 1995
Genre Dirty rap, gangsta rap
Length 4:34
Label Big Beat Records
Writer(s) Clark Kent, Kimberly Jones, Christopher Wallace
Producer(s) Ez Elpee
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Junior M.A.F.I.A. chronology
"I Need You Tonight"
(1995)
"Get Money"
(1995)

"Get Money" is the third and final single released from the Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s debut album, Conspiracy. The original version, which heavily sampled Sylvia Striplin's "You Can't Turn Me Away", was produced by EZ Elpee with verses done by The Notorious B.I.G. and Lil' Kim. The official remix entitled "Gettin' Money (The Get Money Remix)" was produced by DJ Enuff, Lance 'Un' Rivera and The Notorious B.I.G. This version used a different instrumental, sampling Dennis Edwards' 1984 track, "Don't Look Any Further" featuring new verses by Lil' Kim and B.I.G. as well as a verse from Lil' Cease. "Get Money" became the group's biggest hit, peaking at 17 on the Billboard 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA on July 9, 1996 for sales of over two million copies. It ranked number 3 in Billboard's Top Hot 100 Hits of 1996.[1]

The song was used in the 2002 film 8 Mile and in the 2009 biographical movie of Notorious (with Lil' Kim's verse.) The repeated line "Take Money" in the 2Pac song Hit 'Em Up is a play on "Get Money". The song is a very violent diss track aimed at Biggie Smalls and other members of the Bad Boy record label.

Single track listing[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. "Gettin' Money (The Get Money Remix)" (Radio Edit)- 3:59
  2. "Gettin' Money (The Get Money Remix)" (Dirty Version)- 4:09
  3. "Get Money" (Original Version)- 4:34

B-Side[edit]

  1. "White Chalk" (Original Version)- 4:40
  2. "White Chalk" (Dirty Version)- 4:40
  3. "Get Money" (Original Instrumental)- 4:34

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100[2] 17
Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs[2] 4
UK Singles Chart[3] 63
End of year chart (1996) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 86

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United States Platinum[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996: Year-End USA Charts (Singles)". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-10-25. (archived by Top40-Charts.com)
  2. ^ a b "Get Money - Junior M.A.F.I.A.". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Junior M.A.F.I.A. | Artist". Official Charts. 1996-10-19. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  5. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-06-24.