Tonite's tha Night

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For other artistic productions of the same name, see Tonight's the Night.
"Tonite's tha Night"
Single by Kris Kross featuring Trey Lorenz
from the album Young, Rich & Dangerous
Released November 21, 1995
Format CD single
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 3:20
Label So So Def/Ruffhouse/Columbia/Sony
Writer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Kris Kross singles chronology
"Da Bomb"
(1994)
"Tonite's tha Night"
(1995)
"Live and Die for Hip Hop"
(1996)

"Tonite's tha Night" is the first single from rap duo Kris Kross' third and final album, Young, Rich & Dangerous. It featured background vocals from Trey Lorenz and had a remix that featured Redman. The single was certified gold on January 17, 1996.[1]

History[edit]

"Tonite's tha Night" was the first of two singles released from Kris Kross' final album, Young, Rich & Dangerous. The song was a success for the duo, making it to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles, and No. 17 Rhythmic Top 40. "Tonite's tha Night" marked the fourth single for Kris Kross, after "Jump", "Warm It Up" and "Alright" to make it to No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles. A remix was also released featuring Redman, however it did not reach any Billboard charts. The song was written and produced by Jermaine Dupri. The song contains a sample from "Riding High" by Faze-O also used by EPMD on "Please Listen To My Demo" on Unfinished Business (EPMD album) and Ghostface Killah on the song "Killa Lipstick" from The Big Doe Rehab album .

The instrumental of "Da Streets Ain't Right" was famously Chopped & Screwed by DJ Screw, becoming the basis for the "June 27th Freestyle". DJ Screw's treatment of Jermaine Dupri's production is now considered a standard among Chopped & Screwed fans.

Track listing[edit]

A-side
  1. "Tonite's tha Night" (LP version)- 3:19
  2. "Tonite's tha Night" feat. Redman (remix)- 3:22
  3. "Da Streets Ain't Right" feat. Da Brat (LP Version)- 3:00
B-side
  1. "Tonite's tha Night" (remix instrumental)- 3:18
  2. "Tonite's tha Night" (clean LP version)- 3:19
  3. "Da Streets Ain't Right" (instrumental)- 3:00

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 12
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 6
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 17
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 9

Year-End charts[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 64

References[edit]

  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Kris Kross singles. RIAA.com. Retrieved 2009-10-02.
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2010-08-27.