Live and Die for Hip Hop

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"Live and Die for Hip Hop"
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Single by Kris Kross featuring Aaliyah, Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, and Mr. Black
from the album Young, Rich & Dangerous
Released February 8, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Length 3:43
Label So So Def Recordings
Ruffhouse Records
Columbia Records
Sony Music Entertainment
Writer(s) Jermaine Dupri, Shawntae Harris, Mr. Black, Jeffrey Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
Kris Kross chronology
"Tonite's tha Night"
"Live and Die for Hip Hop"

"Live and Die For Hip Hop" is the second and final single from rap duo Kris Kross' third album Young, Rich & Dangerous and ninth and final single by Kris Kross overall.


"Live and Die for Hip Hop" was the second and final single from Young, Rich and Dangerous, after "Tonite's tha Night". The single featured rap stars Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, little known rapper, Mr. Black and background vocals by R&B star Aaliyah. The song contains a sample of "Baby Come to Me" by Regina Belle. The single was not as successful as "Tonite's tha Night", however it did gain some success, making it to #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. A remix was made featuring DJ Clark Kent.

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Live and Die for Hip Hop" featuring Da Brat, Jermaine Dupri, Mr. Black and Aaliyah (extended LP version) - 4:49
  2. "Live and Die for Hip Hop" (radio extended version) - 4:49
  3. "Live and Die for Hip Hop" (LP version instrumental) - 3:43
  4. "Live and Die for Hip Hop" featuring DJ Clark Kent (DJ Clark Kent Mix) - 3:47
  5. "Live and Die for Hip Hop" (DJ Clark Kent Mix Instrumental) - 3:47
  6. "Tonite's tha Night" featuring Redman (remix) - 3:22