Dead Wrong (song)

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"Dead Wrong"
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Single by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Eminem
from the album Born Again
Released October 26, 1999
Format
Genre
Length 4:58
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology
"Victory"
(1998)
"Dead Wrong"
(1999)
"Notorious B.I.G."
(2000)

"Victory"
(1998)
"Dead Wrong"
(1999)
"Notorious B.I.G."
(2000)
Eminem singles chronology
"Role Model"
(1999) Role Model1999
"Dead Wrong"
(1999) Dead Wrong1999
"Forgot About Dre"
(2000) Forgot About Dre2000

"Dead Wrong" is a song by The Notorious B.I.G., taken from his third overall album, Born Again. The song features background vocals from Diddy and rap vocals from Eminem, and it was released as a single posthumously in 1999. The song samples the drum break from Al Green's song, "I'm Glad You're Mine".

It was received positively by music critics. Rolling Stone wrote a positive overview: "The only real find here is the awesome "Dead Wrong," which shows B.I.G. in his prime."[1] A.V. Club wrote that surprisingly non-whiny Eminem is a highlight.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video was set out in a similar manner to 2Pac's hit "Changes", which was released in 1998, in the fact that it features clips of Biggie performing live, in interviews, clips of his music videos and showing pictures of him. Eminem appears in the video in a separate clip, rapping his lyrics in the style of a freestyle video submission.

In other media[edit]

This song was mashed up with Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" from the 2006/2007 mixtape Rock Phenomenon, which features the alternate second verse coming from The Notorious B.I.G. in legacy. The line "relax and take notes" is also put in a mix for the mixtape introduction, provided and contributed by DJ Vlad & Roc Raida with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda as the host for the album.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Dead Wrong" (feat. Eminem)C. Wallace, M. MathersChucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs4:57
2."Dead Wrong" (Instrumental)C. WallaceChucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs4:57
3."Dead Wrong" (Call-Out Research Hook)C. Wallace, M. MathersChucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs0:17
4."Dead Wrong" (Main Version) (without Eminem)C. WallaceChucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs4:57
5."Dead Wrong" (Remix) (featuring Eminem)C. WallaceChucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs4:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 39

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