How Come

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For the song by Ronnie Lane, see How Come (Ronnie Lane song).
"How Come"
Single by D12
from the album D12 World
Released June 8, 2004
Format CD
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:09
Label Shady/Interscope
Producer(s) Witt & Pep
D12 singles chronology
"My Band"
(2004)
"How Come"
(2004)
Music video
Video on YouTube

"How Come" is the title of a song by the American rap group D12. It was released in June 2004 as the second single from their second album D12 World. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA.[1] It became the group's second number-one single in Australia.

Content[edit]

The song is about the tenuous relationship between the members of D12, for the most part Proof and Eminem.

Music video[edit]

The video depicts members of D12 fighting with Eminem in the Shady Records studio. It shows a detailed strain on the members relationships. They discuss how Eminem rose to stardom, and they can't get a deal. They envy Eminem, but he doesn't think there is anything to envy, the song ends, leaving people wondering, with the members dissatisfied. In the second verse of the song, Kon Artis talks about a time when he claims to have seen Eminem's girlfriend Kim cheating on him. The video ends with a clip of another song from D12 World, Git Up. The beginning also shows a home video of Eminem rapping at an underground show with Proof and Bizarre.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "How Come"   M. Mathers, D. Porter, D. Holton, D. Moore, B. Johnson Witt & Pep, Eminem 4:41
2. "40 Oz."   M. Williams, J. Kent, M. Mathers, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle, D. Holton Trackboyz 4:08
3. "How Come - Video"   M. Mathers, D. Porter, D. Holton, D. Moore, B. Johnson Witt & Pep, Eminem 4:41
4. "40 Oz. - Video"   M. Williams, J. Kent, M. Mathers, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle, D. Holton Trackboyz 4:08
5. "40 Oz. - Instrumental"   M. Williams, J. Kent, M. Mathers, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle, D. Holton Trackboyz 4:08
European CD single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "How Come"   M. Mathers, D. Porter, D. Holton, D. Moore, B. Johnson Witt & Pep, Eminem 4:41
2. "40 Oz."   M. Williams, J. Kent, M. Mathers, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle, D. Holton Trackboyz 4:08
3. "How Come - Video"   M. Mathers, D. Porter, D. Holton, D. Moore, B. Johnson Witt & Pep, Eminem 4:41
4. "40 Oz. - Video"   M. Williams, J. Kent, M. Mathers, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle, D. Holton Trackboyz 4:08

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 26
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 5
Germany (Media Control Charts)[7] 15
Ireland (IRMA) 4
Italy (FIMI)[8] 17
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 6
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 42
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 17
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 27
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 68
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 18

Cover[edit]

  • A cover version was first performed by English rock band Embrace for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge show. This version is shortened to Eminem's lyrics on the song, cutting out Kon Artis and Proof.[14] The song was released B-sides to their single "Ashes" and on their album Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997–2005. When the video is played for this song, the song often joins onto a shortened version of the D12 song, "Git Up."

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