How High (song)
|Single by Method Man & Redman|
|from the album The Show: The Soundtrack|
|Released||August 15, 1995|
|Genre||East Coast hip hop|
|Writer(s)||Reggie Noble, Erick Sermon, Clifford Smith|
|Method Man & Redman singles chronology|
"How High" is a song by American hip hop duo Method Man & Redman, released as a single on August 15, 1995. It was originally featured on the soundtrack to the 1995 hip hop documentary film, The Show, and has since appeared on several compilation albums such as The Hip Hop Box and Def Jam's Greatest Hits, among several others. The song, produced by Erick Sermon, is the first official collaboration from longtime friends and East Coast rappers Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan and Redman of Def Squad, marking their debut as a duo. The song performed exceptionally well commercially, reaching number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single has since been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
- How High (LP Version) (4:41)
- How High (Remix Radio Edit) (3:59)
- How High (Remix) (3:59)
- How High (Instrumental) (3:49)
- How High (Acapella) (3:59)
Remix and sequel
The duo later remixed the song and included it on their collaborative debut album Blackout! (1999), as well as the soundtrack to their 2001 film, How High. The "How High (Remix)", has a stripped down sound and contains samples from "Fly Robin Fly", as performed by Silver Convention and "I Am Woman", as performed by The Cover Girls.
Also featured on the soundtrack was the song's sequel, simply titled "Part II". It was released as a single in 2001, in promotion for the film. The song samples American R&B singer-songwriter Toni Braxton's "You're Makin' Me High" and peaked at number 72 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
- Chart placements for "Part II"
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||23|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||54|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||98|
|US Billboard Hot 100||72|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||28|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||5|
|US Billboard Hot 100||13|
|US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||10|
|US Billboard Rap Songs||2|
- RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Method Man and Redman. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
- "Chartverfulgong > Method Man & Redman > Part II – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
- "Swisscharts.com – Method Man & Redman – Part II". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
- "Archive Chart: 2008-06-14" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
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