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Single by De La Soul
from the album Buhloone Mindstate
Released 1993
Format CD single
12" single
Recorded 1993
Genre Hip hop
Label Tommy Boy
Writer(s) P. Huston, K. Mercer, D. Jolicoeur, V. Mason
Producer(s) Prince Paul, De La Soul
De La Soul singles chronology
"Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa/Keepin' the Faith"
"Ego Trippin' (Part Two)"

"Breakadawn" is a 1993 single by hip hop group De La Soul, released from their third album Buhloone Mindstate. The song samples the intro to Michael Jackson's "I Can't Help It" (from his Off the Wall album).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Breakadawn (Vocal Version)" - 4:15
  2. "Stickabush" - 1:11
  3. "En Focus (Vocal Version)" - 3:15
    • Guest Appearance: Dres of Black Sheep
  4. "The Dawn Brings Smoke" - 2:11
  5. "Hsubakcits" - 0:15
    • Guest Appearance: Dres of Black Sheep
  6. "En Focus (Instrumental)" - 3:15
  7. "Breakadawn (Instrumental)" - 4:15


Chart (1993) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 73
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 76
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 30
UK Singles Chart 39


  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 

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