Back in the Day (Illegal song)

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"Back in the Day"
Back in the Day Illegal.jpg
Single by Illegal
from the album The Untold Truth
B-side "Stick 'Em Up"
Released March 14, 1994
Format Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Recorded 1993
Genre Hip hop
Length 5:10
Label Rowdy
Writer(s) Jamal Phillips, Malik Edwards
Producer(s) Colin Wolfe
Illegal chronology
"We Getz Busy"
"Back in the Day"

"Back in the Day" was the third and final single released from Illegal's debut album, The Untold Truth. It was written by members Jamal and Malik, each detailing their hardships growing up. The song peaked at 80 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and 21 on the Hot Rap Singles and was the last release from Illegal.

Single track listing[edit]


  1. "Back in the Day" (Rowdy Main Mix)- 5:05
  2. "Back in the Day" (Radio Edit)- 4:15
  3. "Back in the Day" (Accapella Mix)- 4:59
  4. "Back in the Day" (Percapella Mix)- 5:02


  1. "Back in the Day" (Album Version)- 5:10
  2. "Back in the Day" (Extended Instrumental)- 3:20
  3. "Stick 'Em Up"- 4:22