No Equal

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"No Equal"
Single by The Beatnuts
from the album Intoxicated Demons: The EP
B-side "Psycho Dwarf"
Released 1993
Format 12-inch single, Vinyl
Recorded 1992
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 4:07
Label Relativity Records
Writer(s) Lester Fernandez, Berntony DeVore Smalls, Jerry Tineo
Producer(s) The Beatnuts
The Beatnuts singles chronology
"Reign of the Tec"
"No Equal"
"Props Over Here"

"No Equal" is the second single by East Coast hip hop group The Beatnuts. It was released by Relativity Records as a single before being placed on The Beatnuts' debut EP Intoxicated Demons: The EP. The song is produced by The Beatnuts and features raps by Juju, Psycho Les and Fashion. It contains a spacy beat that features a prominent xylophone and brass section sampled from "Ain't No Sunshine" by Willis Jackson, "The Confined Few" by Irvin Booker & Booker Little and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Harlem Underground Band. It additionally samples Q-Tip's vocals from "Jazz (We've Got)" by A Tribe Called Quest and Rakim's vocals from "My Melody" by Eric B. & Rakim. The song's lyrics are explicit, braggadocios and humorous. DJ Fatboy of explains that the song is carried by its "spanish(sic) tinged jazzy" beat, not its unjustifiably braggadocios lyrics.[1]

Despite the release of a "No Equal" music video, the song failed to chart. It is nonetheless a popular song amongst Beatnuts fans. It can be found on two Beatnuts hits compilations, World Famous Classics and Beatnuts Forever, as well as the hip hop compilation Hip Hop Don't Stop (The Greatest). A remix can be found on The Spot.

Single track list[edit]


  1. "No Equal (Clean Version)" (4:03)
  2. "No Equal (LP Version)" (4:05)
  3. "No Equal (Instrumental)" (4:11)


  1. "Psycho Dwarf (Clean Version)" (3:38)
  2. "Psycho Dwarf (LP Version)" (3:40)
  3. "Psycho Dwarf (Instrumental)" (3:46)


  1. ^ DJ Fatboy (2000-07-19). "Intoxicated Demons: The EP Review". Retrieved 2008-05-26.