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" is 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.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Merriman premiered on BET, MTV & VH1 in 1995. The song's 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. The video also featured audio samples of "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson, and Da Brat's song "Da B Side", which featured The Notorious B.I.G. and Jermaine Dupri.

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. 

External links[edit]