Shook Ones (song)

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"Shook Ones"
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Single by Mobb Deep
Released 1994
Format promotional single
Recorded 1994
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length 4:13
Label Loud/RCA/BMG Records
Writer(s) Havoc
Prodigy
Producer(s) Mobb Deep
Mobb Deep singles chronology
"Hit It from the Back"
(1993)
"Shook Ones"
(1994)
"Shook Ones (Part II)"
(1995)

"Shook Ones" is a 1994 promotional single by hip-hop group Mobb Deep. The song was the group's debut on Loud/RCA/BMG Records after leaving its previous label, 4th & B'way Records.

A sequel titled "Shook Ones, Pt. II" was the first official single of the group's second album, The Infamous. "Shook Ones" was featured on the b-side, retitled "Shook Ones Pt. I." The cut eventually made its way on the International version of the group’s album Hell on Earth.

The song was also released by Think Differently Records on its compilation Originals, which featured 24 tracks including original versions, uncleared-sample versions, and unreleased-verse versions.

Lyrics from this song were sampled in the song "O-Zone" by O.C. in 1994, the same year this song was released. A sample was also used in the song "Beware" from Big Pun's album Capital Punishment in 1998. And a sample was used as the hook in Ice-T's song "Forced to Do Dirt" from his 1996 album VI - Return of the Real.

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