Left & Right (song)

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"Left & Right"
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Single by D'Angelo featuring Method Man & Redman
from the album Voodoo
B-side Untitled (How Does It Feel)
Released October 19, 1999
Format 12-inch, vinyl
Recorded 1999
Electric Lady Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre R&B, neo soul, hip hop, funk
Length 4:46
Label Virgin
7087 6 14386 1 1
Writer(s) D'Angelo, Q-Tip, Method Man, Redman
Producer(s) D'Angelo
D'Angelo featuring Method Man & Redman singles chronology
"Devil's Pie"
(1998)
"Left & Right"
(1999)
"Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
(2000)
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"Left & Right" is the second single from neo soul musician D'Angelo's album Voodoo. The song features guest vocals by hip hop duo Method Man & Redman who also co-wrote the song. The music video was directed by Malik Sayeed.

Background[edit]

A part of the musical collective Soulquarians, Dilla served as a frequent collaborator of theirs.[1][2] Although album tracks such as "Left & Right" and "Devil's Pie" help to bring this claim to light, J Dilla himself was not officially credited for production. However, he contributed significantly to Voodoo's overall sound, specifically the rhythm and percussion.[1] Q-Tip was originally intended to contribute a verse to the song "Left & Right", but was replaced by rappers Method Man & Redman during recording due to creative differences.[3] Questlove has stated that "general opinion was that the song was cool but nobody was feeling Tip's verse".[3] According to former A&R-man Gary Harris, D'Angelo's manager Dominique Trenier "thought that Tip’s verse was wack".[4]

Track listing[edit]

A-side
  1. "Left & Right" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Left & Right" (Explicit Edit)
  3. "Left & Right" (Instrumental Version)
B-side
  1. "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
  2. "Left & Right" (Album Version)
  3. "Left & Right" (A Capella)

Chart history[edit]

Year Peak positions[5]
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Hot Singles Sales Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales
1999 70 18 44 20 9
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Touré. Untitled Document: D'Angelo, May 2000. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Columnist. Featured Drummers: Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson. Drummerworld. Retrieved on 2008-08-09.
  3. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference Questlove was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ Gonzales, Michael A. "D'Angelo: Black Pop Kool-Aid".
  5. ^ Billboard Music Charts - Left & Right. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved on 2008-08-09.

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