Give It 2 You

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"Give It 2 You"
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Single by Da Brat
from the album Funkdafied
Released October 17, 1994 (single)
May 9, 1995 (radio)
Format CD
Recorded 1994
Genre G-funk
Length 3:13
Label So So Def Recordings
Songwriter(s) Jermaine Dupri, Shawntae Harris
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Da Brat singles chronology
"Fa All Y'all"
(1994)
"Give It 2 You"
(1994)
"Sittin' on Top of the World"
(1996)
"Fa All Y'all"
(1994)
"Give It 2 You"
(1994)
"Sittin' on Top of the World"
(1996)

"Give It 2 You" was the third and final single released from Da Brat's debut album, Funkdafied.

Background[edit]

Produced by Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal, Jr., who used a sample of the Mary Jane Girls' "All Night Long", "Give It 2 You" was the final single from Da Brat's platinum-certified album Funkdafied after "Funkdafied" (#6 US) and "Fa All Y'all" (#37 US). It was released in October 1994 and became her third consecutive top 40 hit, peaking at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, and her second to earn a RIAA certification, reaching gold status on June 14, 1996 for sales of 500,000 copies. The song's promotional music video featured appearances from Jermaine Dupri, MC Lyte, The Notorious B.I.G., Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mary J. Blige, Keith Murray, Goodie Mob, Too Short, T-Boz and Bill Bellamy, among others.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Merriman premiered on BET, MTV & VH1 in 1995.

Single track listing[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. "Give It 2 You" (Extended Radio Edit)- 3:51
  2. "Give It 2 You" (EP Version)- 3:09
  3. "Give It 2 You" (Remix Instrumental)- 3:53

B-Side[edit]

  1. "Give It 2 You" (LP Version)- 3:12
  2. "Give It 2 You" (Dirty Remix Version)- 3:53
  3. "Give It 2 You" (LP Instrumental)- 3:12

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 26
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 11
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 3
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 22
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 4

Year-End charts[edit]

End of year chart (1995) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 97

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 

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