If You Must (Del the Funky Homosapien song)

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"If You Must"
If You Must (Del the Funky Homosapien song).jpg
Song by Del the Funky Homosapien
from the album Both Sides of the Brain
Released 2000 (2000)
Recorded 1999
Genre Comedy hip hop
Length 3:45
Label Hieroglyphics Imperium
Songwriter(s) Del the Funky Homosapien

"If You Must" is a song by alternative hip hop artist Del the Funky Homosapien, first released on his 2000 album Both Sides of the Brain. The song samples "La Di Da Di" by Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, and "Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown. The song is a comedic song describing a man with poor bodily hygiene, who always hangs around the song's narrator, and how the narrator resents this.

The song's music video parodies contemporary rap video cliches, showing Del rapping on a stage with special effects artists and producers who add in breakdancers, laser light effects, dry ice, and beautiful women, and constantly change his outfits.

The song was featured in the 2001 video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3.

Chart Position[edit]

Year Chart Peak
2000 Hot Rap Singles #27