Crossover (song)

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Single by EPMD
from the album Business Never Personal
B-side Brothers from Brentwood L.I.
Released 1992
Format Vinyl, 12" single
Recorded 1992
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:50
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith
Producer(s) EPMD
EPMD singles chronology
"Give the People"
"Head Banger"

"Crossover" is a single by hip hop group EPMD released in 1992 from their album Business Never Personal. The song's lyrics criticize rappers who crossover to R&B or pop in order to sell more. Ironically enough, the single became EPMD's highest charting as it climbed the Billboard charts at #42. The song was also certified gold by RIAA, becoming the group's only single to accomplish that feat.[1] The song samples "Don't Worry If There's a Hell Below (We're All Gonna Go)" by Curtis Mayfield and Roger Troutman's "You Should Be Mine". A music video, colored in blue, was released for the song which features Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith rapping around a building under construction with other people around doing various activities like break-dancing.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Crossover – 3:50
  2. Crossover (Instrumental) – 3:49
  3. Crossover (Trunk Mix) – 4:15
  4. Crossover (Trunk Mix Instrumental) – 4:15
  5. Brothers From Brentwood L.I. – 3:30


Chart (1993) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 42
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 14
Hot Rap Singles 1
Hot Dance Singles 12


  1. ^ Searchable Database: EPMD Archived June 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ EPMD - Billboard Singles. Allmusic.

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