1st of tha Month

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"1st of tha Month"
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Single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
from the album E. 1999 Eternal
B-side "Die, Die, Die"
Released June 15, 1995
Format CD
Recorded 1995
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:52
Label Ruthless Records
Writer(s) Bryon McCane plus unknown writer
Producer(s) DJ U-Neek
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony singles chronology
"Foe tha Love of $"
"1st of tha Month"
"East 1999"

"1st of tha Month" is the first single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony from their album E. 1999 Eternal.

It was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first top twenty single, and later was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1996.

The title is a reference to when welfare checks are paid out. There are several remixes of the song, including one by DJ Premier.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "1st of tha Month" (radio edit)
  2. "1st of tha Month" (radio edit with Tré)
  3. "1st of tha Month" (album version)
  4. "1st of tha Month" (instrumental)
  5. "1st of tha Month" (a cappella)
  6. "Die Die Die" (album version)

Official versions[edit]

  • "1st of tha Month" (album version; original version)
  • "1st of tha Month" (a cappella)
  • "1st of tha Month" (instrumental)
  • "1st of tha Month" (The Kruder and Dorfmeister remix) - 6:15
  • "1st of tha Month" (radio edit)
  • "1st of tha Month" (radio edit with Tré)


The song contains a sample from the Chapter 8 and Anita Baker song "I Just Want to Be Your Girl" and an interpolation of the "wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up, get up, get up, get up, get up" chant from Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing".

In popular culture[edit]

  • Chris Rock references the song in his 1997 album Roll With the New on his infamous "Niggas vs. Black People" routine, calling the song a "welfare carol".
  • In the BTNH film I Tried, Krayzie, Layzie, and Wish spit the openings of their verses.
  • Mo Thugs fellow artist Felecia Lindsey-Howse Layzie Bone's Wife, Sampled the song for her song Out of Time which features Bone Thugs.
  • The track is also featured at the beginning of Girl Talk's "Steady Shock" on his mashup-style album "All Day."
  • Rapper Game sampled the song for his song "Celebration".
  • Singer and rapper Chesire sampled the song for his song "Part of Us".
  • The song is featured in the re-release version of the video game Grand Theft Auto V as part of the West Coast Classics radio station.



  1. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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