Daytona 500 (song)

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"Daytona 500"
Daytona 500 camay.JPG
Vinyl cover
Single by Ghostface Killah featuring Force MDs, Raekwon, and Cappadonna
from the album Ironman
A-side"Camay"
ReleasedOctober 7, 1996
FormatCD single, 12" single, 7" single, cassette single
Recorded1996
GenreHip hop, funk, East Coast hip hop
Length4:40
LabelRazor Sharp, Epic, Sony
Songwriter(s)Dennis Coles, Corey Woods, Darryl Hill, Robert Diggs, Bob James
Producer(s)RZA
Ghostface Killah singles chronology
"All That I Got Is You"
(1996)
"Daytona 500"
(1996)
"Motherless Child"
(1997)

"Daytona 500" is the second single by Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah,[1] featuring Force MDs, Raekwon, and Cappadonna from his 1996 solo debut album Ironman.[2] The title is taken from the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar: The Daytona 500. The song was later added to his greatest hits album, Shaolin's Finest.

Music video[edit]

To complement the fast-paced nature of the track, the music video for "Daytona 500" shot from October 1-2, 1996 and is composed of clips from the original anime series Speed Racer. It is also one of the first anime music videos to be shown on a TV channel, and currently is one of the most popular anime music videos. In addition, it is one of the earliest anime music videos ever made.

Track listing[edit]

A Side[edit]

  1. Camay (Radio Edit)
  2. Camay (Album Version)
  3. Camay (Instrumental)

B Side[edit]

  1. Daytona 500 (Radio Edit)
  2. Daytona 500 (Album Version)
  3. Daytona 500 (Instrumental)

Reception[edit]

Q stated that "'Daytona 500' is a magnificent, fast-paced testing of skills with Raekwon and Cappadonna".

Samples[edit]

The song contains samples from:

  • "Nautilus" by Bob James
  • "Turn the Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson
  • "Crab Apple" by Idris Muhammad
  • "Da Mystery of Chessboxin'" by the Wu-Tang Clan
  • "Incarcerated Scarfaces" & "Ice Water" by Raekwon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Preezy (29 October 2016). "20 Years Later: The Best Beats On Ghostface Killah's Classic Debut 'Ironman'". Vibe.com. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom (28 October 2016). "Ironman Turns 20". Stereogum. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Retrieved 17 June 2018.

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