React (song)

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Onyx React.jpg
Single by Onyx featuring 50 Cent, Bonifucco, Still Livin' and X-1
from the album Shut 'Em Down
B-side Shut 'Em Down (remix)
Released June 2, 1998
Format Vinyl, CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:09
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Onyx, 50 Cent, X-1
Producer(s) Bud'da
Onyx singles chronology
"The Worst"
"Shut 'Em Down"

"React" is the lead single released from Onyx's third album, Shut 'Em Down. It featured Onyx affiliates X-1, Bonifucco and Still Livin' and a then unknown 50 Cent in his first official appearance on a song. React was released on June 2, 1998 through Def Jam Recordings and was produced by Bud'da. This was the more successful of the two singles from the album, peaking at #62 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and #44 on the Hot Rap Singles. The song samples the Slick Rick song "Mona Lisa". Allmusic highlighted the song itself when they reviewed the album.[1]

Single track listing[edit]


  1. "React" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Broke Willies" (Radio Edit)
  3. "Shut Em Down" [Remix] (Featuring Big Pun, Noreaga)


  1. "React" (TV track)
  2. "Broke Willies" (TV Track)
  3. "Shut Em Down" [Remix] (TV Track)