Left & Right (song)
|"Left & Right"|
|Single by D'Angelo featuring Method Man & Redman|
|from the album Voodoo|
|B-side||Untitled (How Does It Feel)|
|Released||October 19, 1999|
Electric Lady Studios
(New York, New York)
|Genre||R&B, neo soul, hip hop, funk|
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|Writer(s)||D'Angelo, Q-Tip, Method Man, Redman|
|D'Angelo featuring Method Man & Redman singles chronology|
"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.
A part of the musical collective Soulquarians, Dilla served as a frequent collaborator of theirs. 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. 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. Questlove has stated that "general opinion was that the song was cool but nobody was feeling Tip's verse". According to former A&R-man Gary Harris, D'Angelo's manager Dominique Trenier "thought that Tip’s verse was wack".
- "Left & Right" (Radio Edit)
- "Left & Right" (Explicit Edit)
- "Left & Right" (Instrumental Version)
- "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
- "Left & Right" (Album Version)
- "Left & Right" (A Capella)
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|"—" denotes a release that did not chart.|
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- Billboard Music Charts - Left & Right. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved on 2008-08-09.