Give the People

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"Give the People"
Give the People.jpg
Single by EPMD
from the album Business as Usual
B-side "Manslaughter"
Released June 13, 1991
Format 12-inch, Cassette, CD
Recorded 1990-1991
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:30
Label Def Jam/RAL/Columbia
(original release)
Writer(s) Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith
Producer(s) EPMD, DJ Scratch
EPMD chronology
"Rampage"
(1991)
"Give the People"
(1991)
"Crossover"
(1992)

"Give the People" is the third and final single released from EPMD's third album, Business as Usual. It peaked at 28 on the Hot Rap Singles.

The song is built around a sample of the O'Jays' "Give the People What They Want".

Music Video[edit]

While there was no music video for the original version, there was a music video for the remix that was released in July 1991 weeks after the single was released. The video features EPMD rapping in front of a crowd at a park. Images and archive footage of Malcolm X, Jesse Jackson, and racial injustice were featured in the music video. Redman (in his earliest appearances) and Public Enemy made cameo appearances.

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Give the People" (Erick & Parrish Remix)- 3:51
  2. "Give The People" (Jeep Mix)- 5:02
  3. "Give The People (Radio Version)- 3:30
  4. "Manslaughter" (LP Version)- 4:36

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