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, , and has since appeared on several compilation albums such as The Show and The Hip Hop Box 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 chart. The single has since been Billboard Hot 100 certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). [1 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
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 [ edit ]
The duo later
remixed the song and included it on their collaborative debut album (1999), as well as the Blackout! soundtrack to their 2001 film, . The "How High (Remix)", has a stripped down sound and contains How High 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"
Redman's vocals on the third
verse was sampled on American electro house DJ Armand Van Helden's 1996 single, " The Funk Phenomena". The song was later sampled on Guilty Simpson's "Yikes!".
References [ edit ]
^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Method Man and Redman. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
^ " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
^ " Method Man & Redman – Part II – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
^ " Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
^ " Illegal name entered /Method+Man+%26+Redman/chart?f=379 Method Man & Redman Album & Song Chart History" Method Man & Redman Billboard Hot 100 for Method Man & Redman. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
^ " Illegal name entered /Method+Man+%26+Redman/chart?f=367 Method Man & Redman Album & Song Chart History" Method Man & Redman Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Method Man & Redman. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
^ " Illegal name entered /Method+Man+%26+Redman/chart?f=1222 Method Man & Redman Album & Song Chart History" Method Man & Redman Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Method Man & Redman. Retrieved March 12, 2012.