|Single by The Beatnuts|
|from the album Intoxicated Demons: The EP|
|Format||12-inch single, Vinyl|
|Genre||East Coast hip hop|
|Writer(s)||Lester Fernandez, Berntony DeVore Smalls, Jerry Tineo|
|The Beatnuts singles chronology|
"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 RapReviews.com explains that the song is carried by its "spanish(sic) tinged jazzy" beat, not its unjustifiably braggadocios lyrics.
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
- "No Equal (Clean Version)" (4:03)
- "No Equal (LP Version)" (4:05)
- "No Equal (Instrumental)" (4:11)
- "Psycho Dwarf (Clean Version)" (3:38)
- "Psycho Dwarf (LP Version)" (3:40)
- "Psycho Dwarf (Instrumental)" (3:46)
- DJ Fatboy (2000-07-19). "Intoxicated Demons: The EP Review". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2008-05-26.