Dead Wrong (song)
|Single by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Eminem|
|from the album Born Again|
|Released||October 26, 1999|
|Format||CD single, 7" single|
|Genre||Hardcore hip hop, horrorcore|
|Label||Bad Boy Records|
|Writer(s)||C. Wallace, M. Mathers|
|Producer(s)||Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs|
|The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology|
"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." A.V. Club wrote that surprisingly non-whiny Eminem is a highlight.
The video was set out in a similar manner to 2Pac's hit "Changes", also released in 1999, in the fact that it features clips of Biggie performing live, in interviews, clips of his music videos and showing pictures of him. Eminem's verse was cut out in the clip.
|1.||"Dead Wrong" (feat. Eminem)||C. Wallace, M. Mathers||Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs||4:57|
|2.||"Dead Wrong" (Instrumental)||C. Wallace||Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs||4:57|
|3.||"Dead Wrong" (Call-Out Research Hook)||C. Wallace, M. Mathers||Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs||0:17|
|4.||"Dead Wrong" (Main Version) (without Eminem)||C. Wallace||Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs||4:57|
|5.||"Dead Wrong" (Remix) (featuring Eminem)||C. Wallace||Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs||4:57|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||1|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||39|
In other media
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.
- "Billboard chart search: The Notorious B.I.G. – 'Dead Wrong'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
- "The Notorious B.I.G. – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for The Notorious B.I.G.. Retrieved December 4, 2011.