Player's Anthem

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"Player's Anthem"
Single by Junior M.A.F.I.A. featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
from the album Conspiracy
B-side "Player's Anthem" (Remix)
Released May 30, 1995
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 1994
Genre Hip hop
Length 5:24
Label Big Beat
Writer(s) DJ Clark Kent
Producer(s) Clark Kent
Junior M.A.F.I.A. chronology
"Player's Anthem"
(1995)
"I Need You Tonight"
(1995)

"Player's Anthem" is the first single released from the Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s debut album Conspiracy. Produced by Clark Kent, the song contains a sample of The New Birth's song "You Are What I'm All About". Featuring a chorus by The Notorious B.I.G., "Player's Anthem" became a big hit for the group, peaking at 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA on September 7, 1995 for sales of over 500,000 copies. "Player's Anthem's" chorus was interpolated by the group's rivals Tupac Shakur and the Outlawz on their diss song "Hit 'Em Up". The remix sounds similar to the original, but samples "Memory Lane" by Minnie Riperton.

The song also contains a sample of Doug E. Fresh's La Di Da Di, featuring Slick Rick.

Single track listing[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. "Player's Anthem" (Dirty Version)- 5:24
  2. "Player's Anthem" (Radio Version)- 4:10
  3. "Player's Anthem" (Instrumental)- 4:10

B-Side[edit]

  1. "Player's Anthem" (Dirty Remix)- 4:10
  2. "Player's Anthem" (Radio Remix)- 4:17
  3. "Player's Anthem" (Remix Instrumental)- 4:10

Charts and certifications[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 5
Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs 7
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 2
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 28
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
End of year chart (1995) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 72

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United States Gold[2]

References[edit]