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Dangerous" is a hip hop song written by Lawrence Dermer, Trevor Smith, Rashad Smith, Henry Stone and Freddy Stonewall for Busta Rhymes second album . The song is the album's fifteenth track, and was released as its second single, peaking at #9 on the When Disaster Strikes . It was nominated for the Billboard Hot 100 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 41st Grammy Awards in 1999, but lost to " Gettin' Jiggy wit It" by Will Smith. The video was directed by Hype Williams.
Music and lyrics [ edit ]
"Dangerous" has a rhythm tempo at 103
BPM. The chorus of the song ( This is serious/We could make you delirious/You should have a healthy fear of us/'Cause too much of us is dangerous) was taken from a 1983 Long Island Regional Poison Control Council PSA warning children of the danger of loose prescription medications. The rhythm track was sampled from the 1982 song "E.T. Boogie" by the Extra T's. 
Music video [ edit ]
The video takes several cues from
with Busta made to look like Lethal Weapon Mel Gibson (Riggs) and Spliff Starr to look like Gary Busey (Mr. Joshua). The second verse also references the scene where Riggs is electrocuted, and ends with a confrontation between Busta and himself, this time dressed as Sho'nuff from . The Last Dragon
Formats and track listings [ edit ]
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Dangerous".
"Dangerous" (album version)
"Dangerous" (a cappella)
"You Won't Tell, I Won't Tell" (unavailable on album)
"Coming Off" (unavailable on album)
"You Won't Tell, I Won't Tell" (instrumental)
"Coming Off" (instrumental)
"Dangerous" (album version)
"Dangerous" (Soul Society remix)
"Dangerous" (album dirty version)
"Dangerous" (Natural Born Chillers remix)
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
Vocals: Busta Rhymes, Rachelle Weston
Audio mixing: Dominick Barbera, Busta Rhymes, DJ Scratch, Vinny Nicoletti Mixing assistant: Rich Tapper, Floyd Nixon
Engineer: Vinny Nicoletti Assistant engineers: Tom Passetti, Dave Raythatha
Charts and certifications [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard Hot 100  80
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Weitner, Sean. "The Long Island Regional Poison Control Council's "Dangerous "" . Retrieved . 2007-02-22 . The video is available on here YouTube.
^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
^ " Musicline.de – Busta Rhymes Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
^ " Dutchcharts.nl – Busta Rhymes – Dangerous" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
^ " Charts.org.nz – Busta Rhymes – Dangerous". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
^ " Archive Chart: 1997-12-14" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
^ " Archive Chart: 1997-12-14" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
^ "Busta Rhymes – Chart history" for Busta Rhymes. Retrieved August 28, 2017. Billboard Hot 100
^ a b "Busta Rhymes – Awards". . AllMusic TiVo Corporation. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015 . Retrieved . August 28, 2017
^ "Busta Rhymes – Chart history" for Busta Rhymes. Retrieved August 28, 2017. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
^ "Busta Rhymes – Chart history" for Busta Rhymes. Retrieved August 28, 2017. Billboard Rhythmic Songs
^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Archived from the original on 2009-03-09 . Retrieved . 2010-08-28
^ "American single certifications – Busta Rhymes – Dangerous". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Single , then click SEARCH
^ "Best-Selling Records of 1998". . BPI Communications Inc. Billboard 111 (5): 75. January 30, 1999. ISSN 0006-2510 . Retrieved . May 31, 2015
External links [ edit ]