Vapors (song)

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"Vapors"
Single by Biz Markie
from the album Goin' Off
B-side "Biz Is Goin' Off", "The Do Do",[1] "Bad by Myself"[2]
Released 1988 (1988)
Format 12", 7", cassette
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:32
Label Cold Chillin'
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Marlon Williams[4]
Biz Markie singles chronology
  • "Biz Is Goin' Off"
  • (1988)
  • "Vapors"
  • (1988)
  • "Doin' the Mud Foot"
  • (1988)
Goin' Off track listing
"Return of the Biz Dance"
(4)
"Vapors"
(5)
"Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz"
(6)
Music video
"Vapors" at VH1.com

"Vapors" is a song co-written[3] and performed by American hip hop musician Biz Markie, issued as the fifth single from his debut studio album Goin' Off. The song peaked at #80 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1988.[5]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Lionel C. Martin.[6]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988)[5] Peak
position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard) 80

Snoop Doggy Dogg version[edit]

"Vapors"
Single by Snoop Doggy Dogg featuring Teena Marie and Charlie Wilson
from the album Tha Doggfather
B-side "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" [Remix][7]
Released April 8, 1997 (1997-04-08)[8]
Format 12", CD, cassette
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:21
Label Death Row
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Mark Jordan[10]
Snoop Doggy Dogg chronology
  • "Vapors"
  • (1997)
Teena Marie chronology
  • "Warm as Momma's Oven"
  • (1994)
  • "Vapors"
  • (1997)
  • "Still in Love"
  • (2004)
Charlie Wilson chronology
  • "Sprung on Me"
  • (1992)
  • "Vapors"
  • (1997)
Tha Doggfather track listing
"You Thought"
(10)
"Vapors"
(11)
"Groupie"
(12)
Music video
"Vapors" at VH1.com

In 1997, American hip hop musician Snoop Doggy Dogg covered "Vapors" and included it on his second studio album Tha Doggfather. The song was issued as the second single from the album; and it features vocals from Teena Marie and Charlie Wilson.[9]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Paul Hunter (under the pseudonym G. Thomas).[11][12]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997)[13] Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biz Markie - Vapors at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Biz Markie - Vapors (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Vapors - Biz Markie | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Biz Markie - Vapors (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Biz Markie | Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ ""Vapors" by Biz Markie | Music Video | VH1.com". VH1. Viacom International. June 24, 1997. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Snoop Doggy Dogg* - Vapors at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Amazon.com: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Vapors: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Vapors - Teena Marie,Snoop Dogg,Charlie Wilson | Listen, Appearances, Song Review | AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Snoop Doggy Dogg* - Vapors (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Zink Media. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ Garcia, Alex S. "mvdbase.com - Snoop Doggy Dogg - "Vapors"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ ""Vapors" by Snoop Dogg | Music Video | VH1.com". VH1. Viacom International. December 4, 2006. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ "SNOOP DOGG | Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 

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