Party and Bullshit

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"Party and Bullshit"
Single by BIG
from the album Who's the Man?
Released June 29, 1993
Format 12", Vinyl
Recorded 1992
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Hardcore hip hop
Length 3:42
Label Uptown
Writer(s) O. Harvey, C. Wallace
Producer(s) Easy Mo Bee
The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology
"Party and Bullshit"
(1993)
"Juicy"
(1994)
Who's the Man? singles chronology
"Who's the Man?"
(1993)
"Hittin' Switches"
(1993)
"You Don't Have to Worry"
(1993)

"Party and Bullshit" is a song by American hip hop artist The Notorious B.I.G., then known as Biggie Smalls. The song is the artist's debut single and was released as the fourth promotional single for the soundtrack to the 1993 film Who's the Man?.

Background[edit]

The refrain "party and bullshit" was inspired by the song "When the Revolution Comes" by spoken word artists The Last Poets, however Wallace changed the meaning in his rap. Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets explained, "When we rapped, it was all about raising consciousness and using language to challenge people. When I wrote [about] 'party and bullshit' it was to make people get off their ass. But now 'party and bullshit' was used by Biggie, used by Busta Rhymes, but in a non-conscious way. That's difficult for us to deal with."[1] This song was performed at a concert with friend-turned-rival Tupac Shakur in 1994.

Music[edit]

The music video for this song is a low budget black and white video and shows Biggie rapping at a party. Sean Combs and then unknown rapper Lil' Kim appear in the video.

Remixes[edit]

It was remixed by Ratatat on their 2007 album Ratatat Remixes Vol. 2.

The song was also remixed by G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks and appeared on his Halloween Havoc mixtape.

It was also remixed by Hathbanger to the Miley Cyrus song "Party in the USA", to create "Miley Cyrous".

It was also remixed by Shane Rutherfoord-Jones as a breakout single in 2011, titled "SRJ's Party and Bullshit remix".

The official remix features his then-wife & widow Faith Evans and rapper-actor Will Smith.

Rita Ora's song "How We Do (Party)" samples the lyrics "Party and Bullshit"

Track listing[edit]

12" Vinyl
Side A
  1. "Party and Bullshit" (Radio) - 3:42
  2. "Party and Bullshit" (Album) - 3:42
  3. "Party and Bullshit" (Instrumental) - 3:42
Side B
  1. "Party and Bullshit" (Club Dirty) - 3:42
  2. "Party and Bullshit" (Dirty Instrumental) - 3:42

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Discogs.[2]

  • co-production – Buttnaked Tim Dawg, James Earl Jones, Jr.
  • executive production – Sean "Puffy" Combs, Andre Harrell, Mark Siegal
  • music supervision – Toby Emmerich, Kathy Nelson
  • production – Easy Mo Bee
  • writing – BIG, Easy M Bee

Notes[edit]