Hand of the Dead Body

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"Hand of the Dead Body"
Hand of the Dead Body.jpg
Single by Scarface featuring Ice Cube and Devin the Dude
from the album The Diary
B-side "Mind Playin' Tricks 94"
Released September 27, 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Gangsta rap, political hip hop
Length 5:32
Label Rap-a-Lot
Songwriter(s) Brad Jordan, O'Shea Jackson
Producer(s) N.O. Joe,Scarface,Co. Prod Mike Dean
Scarface singles chronology
"Now I Feel Ya"
"Hand of the Dead Body"
"I Seen a Man Die"
"Now I Feel Ya"
"Hand of the Dead Body"
"I Seen a Man Die"

"Hand of the Dead Body" was the first single from Scarface's third album, The Diary. It featured a verse from Ice Cube and a chorus from Devin the Dude and was produced by N.O. Joe Scarface and Co. Producer Mike Dean. "Hand of the Dead Body" found some success, making it to three Billboard charts, finding the most success on the rap charts where it peaked at 9. The song's lyrics is centered on the government, the media and music critics who are quick to attack gangsta rap for violence on the streets. A music video featuring Scarface and Ice Cube rapping in a conference was also released.

Single track listing[edit]


  1. "Hand of the Dead Body" (Radio Mix)- 4:47
  2. "Hand of the Dead Body" (Instrumental)- 4:47
  3. "Hand of the Dead Body" (N.O. Radio Remix)- 4:53
  4. "Hand of the Dead Body" (N.O. Remix Instrumental)- 4:51


  1. "Hand of the Dead Body" (Mike Dean Radio Remix)- 5:16
  2. "Hand of the Dead Body" (M. Dean Remix Instrumental)- 5:08
  3. "Mind Playin' Tricks 94"- 3:40


Chart Position
Billboard Hot 100 # 74
U.S. R&B / Hip-Hop # 39
Hot Rap Singles # 9