Banned from T.V.

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"Banned from T.V."
Single by Noreaga featuring Big Pun, Nature, Cam'ron, Jadakiss, Styles P
from the album N.O.R.E.
Released July 28, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 5:12
Label Tommy Boy Records
Songwriter(s) V. Santiago, C. Rios, J. Baxter, J. Phillips, D. Styles, C. Giles, K. Dean
Producer(s) Swizz Beatz
Noreaga singles chronology
"Superthug"
(1998)
"Banned from T.V."
(1998)
"Blood Money Pt. 3"
(1999)

"Superthug"
(1998)
"Banned from T.V."
(1998)
"Blood Money Pt. 3"
(1999)
Big Pun singles chronology
"You Came Up"
(1999) You Came Up1999
"Banned from T.V."
(1998) Banned from T.V.1998
"It's So Hard"
(2000) It's So Hard2000
Nature singles chronology
"Banned from T.V."
(1998) Banned from T.V.1998
Cam'ron singles chronology
"Horse & Carriage"
(1998) Horse & Carriage1998
"Banned from T.V."
(1998) Banned from T.V.1998
"Feels Good"
(1998) Feels Good1998
Jadakiss singles chronology
"Banned from T.V."
(1998) Banned from T.V.1998
"The Best of Me"
(2000) The Best of Me2000
Styles P singles chronology
"Banned from T.V."
(1998) Banned from T.V.1998
"Good Times"
(2002) Good Times2002

"Banned from T.V." is a song by American hip hop recording artist Noreaga, released as the third single from his debut studio album N.O.R.E. (1998). The song, produced by Swizz Beatz, is a posse cut featuring guest appearances from fellow New York-based rappers Nature, Big Pun, Cam'ron, Jadakiss and Styles P. The song contains a sample of "Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra)", as performed by Richard Strauss.[1]

Background[edit]

In a 2014 interview, N.O.R.E. revealed Big Pun’s appearance on the song wasn’t planned: “Actually, Pun bullied his way on there. I had Nature on there, and Pun was in the studio. I went to take a shit, and Pun snuck himself on there. I wanted to erase [Pun’s verse] ‘cause he violated. But I never did erase it. That was always my brother.”[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Director X.[3] In 2013, nearly fifteen years later, in promotion for his sixth studio album Student of the Game, N.O.R.E. liberated behind-the-scenes footage of the music video for "Banned from T.V.".[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[5] 103

References[edit]