Party and Bullshit

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"Party and Bullshit"
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Single by Biggie Smalls
from the album Who's the Man?: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedJune 29, 1993 (1993-06-29)
Format12", Vinyl
Recorded1992
GenreHip hop, East Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length3:42
Label
Songwriter(s)Christopher Wallace
Producer(s)Easy Mo Bee
The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology
"Party and Bullshit"
(1993)
"Juicy"
(1994)
Who's the Man? singles chronology
Who's the Man?
(1993)
Hittin' Switches
(1993)
You Don't Have to Worry
(1993)

"Party and Bullshit" is a song by American hip hop artist The Notorious B.I.G., then known as Biggie Smalls. The song is the artist's debut single and was released as the fourth promotional single for the soundtrack to the 1993 film Who's the Man?.

Background[edit]

The refrain "party and bullshit" was inspired by the song "When the Revolution Comes" by spoken word artists The Last Poets, however Wallace changed the meaning in his rap. Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets explained, "When we rapped, it was all about raising consciousness and using language to challenge people. When I wrote [about] 'party and bullshit' it was to make people get off their ass. But now 'party and bullshit' was used by Biggie, used by Busta Rhymes, but in a non-conscious way."[1] This song was performed at a concert with friend-turned-rival Tupac Shakur in 1994.

Music video[edit]

The music video[2] features Biggie Smalls performing outdoors in Brooklyn, New York. Sean Combs and Lil' Kim also appear in the video.

Remixes[edit]

It was remixed by Ratatat on their 2007 album Ratatat Remixes Vol. 2.

The song was also remixed by G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks and appeared on his Halloween Havoc mixtape.

It was also remixed by Hathbanger to the Miley Cyrus song "Party in the USA", to create "Miley Cyrous".

It was also remixed by Shane Rutherfoord-Jones as a breakout single in 2011, titled "SRJ's Party and Bullshit remix".

The official remix features his then-wife & widow Faith Evans.

Rita Ora's song "How We Do (Party)" samples the lyrics "Party and Bullshit"

It was re-mixed again by Solar Slim and Richie Branson in their Notorious B.I.G. and Star Wars mashup album "Life After Death Star".

Track listing[edit]

12" Vinyl
Side A
  1. "Party and Bullshit" (Radio) - 3:42
  2. "Party and Bullshit" (Album) - 3:42
  3. "Party and Bullshit" (Instrumental) - 3:42
Side B
  1. "Party and Bullshit" (Club Dirty) - 3:42
  2. "Party and Bullshit" (Dirty Instrumental) - 3:42

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Discogs.[3]

  • Buttnaked Tim Dawg – co-producer
  • James Earl Jones, Jr. – co-producer
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs – executive producer
  • Andre Harrell – executive producer
  • Mark Siegal – executive producer
  • Toby Emmerich – music supervisor
  • Kathy Nelson – music supervisor
  • Easy Mo Bee – producer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "10/3 NYC-DUB GABRIEL & UMAR BIN HASSAN (LAST POETS) W/ FRANCOIS K. - msg#00011". osdir.com. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  2. ^ "The Notorious B.I.G. - Party & Bullshit".
  3. ^ "BIG* – Party And Bullshit (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-12-30.