Ego Trippin' (Part Two)

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"Ego Trippin' (Part Two)"
Single by De La Soul
from the album Buhloone Mindstate
Released 1994
Format CD single
12" single
Recorded 1993
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:52
Label Tommy Boy
Songwriter(s) P. Huston, K. Mercer, D. Jolicoeur, V. Mason
Producer(s) Prince Paul, De La Soul, LA Jay, Romye, N.O. Joe, Spearhead X, The Beat Messiahs
De La Soul singles chronology
"Ego Trippin' (Part Two)"

"Ego Trippin' (Part Two)"

"Ego Trippin' (Part Two)" is a 1994 single by the group, De La Soul, and the second single to be released from the group's 1993 album, Buhloone Mindstate. The song (and its music video) were a scathing parody on gangsta rap complete with "hardcore" screaming. The video caught the attention of rappers such as Ice Cube and Tupac Shakur, the latter taking exception to the video showing a rapper splashing around in a pool similar to Shakur's own video for his song entitled "I Get Around". The song features vocal contributions from Philadelphia rapper Shorty No Mas who also appeared in the video.

The screaming heard in the intro and outro of the album mix of "Ego Trippin' (Part Two)" is missing from the "Original Version" on the single.

The cover artwork is a tribute to the hip-hop concert flyers of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The song utilizes music samples taken from the songs of other artists including Al Hirt's track, "Harlem Hendoo", from his 1967 album entitled Soul in the Horn.[1]

The song never actually had a "Part One". The "Part Two" in the title is a reference to Ultramagnetic MCs' "Ego Trippin'". However, as a parody of gangsta rap, it was preceded by De La Soul's own "Afro Connections at a Hi 5 (In the Eyes of a Hoodlum)" from their 1991 album, De La Soul is Dead.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ego Trippin' (Part Two) (Original Version)" - 3:52 (Produced by De La Soul & Prince Paul)
  2. "Ego Trippin' (Part Two) (LA Jay Remix)" - 4:13 (Remixed by LA Jay & Royme)
  3. "Ego Trippin' (Part Two) (Original Instrumental)" - 3:52 (Produced by De La Soul & Prince Paul)
  4. "Ego Trippin' (Part Three) (Egoristic Mix)" - 4:42 (Remixed by Spearhead X, Co-Remixed by The Beat Messiahs)
  5. "Ego Trippin' (Part Two) (Gumbo Funk Remix)" - 5:46 (Remixed by N.O. Joe)
  6. "Lovely How I Let My Mind Float" - 4:02 (Produced by De La Soul & Prince Paul)
  7. "Ego Trippin' (Part Three) (Egoristic Instrumental)" - 4:40 (Remixed by Spearhead X, Co-Remixed by The Beat Messiahs)


Chart (1994) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 74


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