Slam (Onyx song)

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Single by Onyx
from the album Bacdafucup
B-side "Da Nex Niguz"
Released May 11, 1993
Format Vinyl, Cassette, CD
Recorded 1992
Genre Hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Length 3:38
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Onyx
Producer(s) Chyskillz, Jam-Master Jay

Gold on July 7, 1993 (RIAA)

Platinum on August 10, 1993 (RIAA)
Onyx chronology
"Throw Ya Gunz"
Alternative cover
Slam: The Alternatives

"Slam" was the second single released from Onyx's debut album, Bacdafucup. Released on May 11, 1993, "Slam" was Onyx's breakthrough single, making it to number 4 on the US Billboard 100 and was the group's second straight single to make it to number 1 on the Rap charts.

The main chant of the song's chorus is a variation of the vocal and organ intro to the much-sampled instrumental "The Champ" by The Mohawks.

The official remix, entitled "Slam (Bionyx remix)" was a collaboration with heavy metal band, Biohazard. It was first released on a maxi-single entitled Slam: The Alternatives and later appeared on Biohazard's Tales from the B-Side. Music videos for both the original and the Bionyx remix were released

The single was first certified gold on July 7, 1993, before being certified platinum on August 10, 1993.[1] It sold over 900,000 copies.[2]

The song has been used in movies such as How High and TV shows such as The Cleveland Show and Tosh.0 as well as numerous commercials, including SoBe and Gatorade.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Slam"- 3:36
  2. "Slam" (Instrumental)- 3:36


  1. "Da Nex Niguz"- 4:05
  2. "Da Nex Niguz" (Instrumental)- 4:05

Slam: The Alternatives[edit]

  1. "Slam" (Bionyx remix) - 3:41
  2. "Slam" (Industrial Strength Remix) - 3:35
  3. "Slam" (LP Version) - 3:39
  4. "Slam" (Nuclear Waste Industrial Mix) - 3:35
  5. "Slam" (Glow In The Dark Frustration Mix) - 3:27


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 4
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 11
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 9

Year-End charts[edit]

End of year chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 37


  1. ^ "American certifications – Onyx – Slam". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  2. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard (BPI Communications) 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2011-03-29. 

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