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.
ReleasedJuly 28, 1998
Recorded1998
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length5:12
LabelTommy Boy Records
Songwriter(s)V. Santiago, C. Rios, J. Baxter, J. Phillips, D. Styles, C. Giles, K. Dean
Producer(s)Swizz Beatz
N.O.R.E. singles chronology
"Superthug"
(1998)
"Banned from T.V."
(1998)
"Blood Money Pt. 3"
(1999)
Big Pun singles chronology
"You Came Up"
(1999)
"Banned from T.V."
(1998)
"It's So Hard"
(2000)
Nature singles chronology
"Banned from T.V."
(1998)
Cam'ron singles chronology
"Horse & Carriage"
(1998)
"Banned from T.V."
(1998)
"Feels Good"
(1998)
Jadakiss singles chronology
"Banned from T.V."
(1998)
"The Best of Me"
(2000)
Styles P singles chronology
"Banned from T.V."
(1998)
"Good Times"
(2002)

"Banned from T.V." is a song by American hip hop recording artist N.O.R.E. (then known as 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]

  1. ^ http://www.whosampled.com/sample/244261/Noreaga-Big-Pun-Cam%27ron-Nature-Jadakiss-Styles-P-Banned-From-TV-Richard-Strauss-Also-Sprach-Zarathustra-%28Thus-Spoke-Zarathustra%29/
  2. ^ http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.27537/title.n-o-r-e-says-big-pun-bullied-his-way-onto-banned-from-tv-
  3. ^ http://imvdb.com/video/noreaga/banned-from-tv
  4. ^ "Vintage: "Banned From TV" Video Shoot w/ N.O.R.E., Big Pun, Cam'ron, Jadakiss, Styles P & Nature (Video)". 2DopeBoyz.com. June 17, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Zywietz, Tobias (February 6, 1997). "Chart Log UK: Nadanuf – Michael Nyman". Zobbel.de. Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved May 5, 2012.