Sock It 2 Me

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"Sock It 2 Me"
MissyElliottSockIt2Me.jpeg
Single by Missy "Misdeameanor" Elliott featuring Da Brat
from the album Supa Dupa Fly
B-side
  • "Pass da Blunt"
  • "Release the Tension"
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1997 (1997-09-21)[1]
Recorded1996; Master Sound Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Genre
Length4:21 (radio version)
4:17 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Timbaland (exec.)
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott singles chronology
"What About Us?"
(1997)
"Sock It 2 Me"
(1997)
"Beep Me 911"
(1998)

"Sock It 2 Me" is a song recorded by American rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring American rapper Da Brat. It was written by Shawntae Harris, William Hart, Thom Bell and producer Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley for her debut album Supa Dupa Fly (1997) and released as the album's second single in a slightly re-recorded form. The song is based on a sample from the 1968 single "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)" by the Delfonics.

The track peaked at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top ten on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, the Rhythmic Top 40, and on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales charts.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Hype Williams[citation needed], the music video takes place on a remote planet where robot monsters are chasing Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim, who are wearing red and white space suits. Towards the end of the video, Da Brat rescues the pair, before rapping her verse in a black and yellow space suit. One notable moment in the video is when Elliott and other dancers perform Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" dance aboard a space ship.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Sock It 2 Me."

US 12" single [2]

Side A

  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (Radio Version) (featuring Da Brat)
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (LP Version - Dirty) (featuring Da Brat)

Side B

  1. "Pass Da Blunt" (LP Version - Dirty) (featuring Timbaland)
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (Instrumental)
  3. "Sock It 2 Me" (A cappella) (featuring Da Brat)
International 12" single [3]

Side A

  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (LP Version) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:22
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (Radio Version) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:21
  3. "Sock It 2 Me" (Instrumental) - 4:46
  4. "Sock It 2 Me" (A cappella) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:33

Side B

  1. "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (LP Version Dirty) - 4:11
  2. "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (Instrumental) - 4:10
  3. "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (Acapella) - 4:10
  4. "Release The Tension" - 4:11
12" single [4]

Side A

  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (Radio Version) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:21
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (Instrumental) - 4:46

Side B

  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (Acapella) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:33
  2. "Release the Tension" - 4:11
German CD Maxi-single [5]
  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (Radio Version) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:21
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (Instrumental) - 4:46
  3. "Sock It 2 Me" (A cappella) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:33
  4. "Release The Tension" - 4:11

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sock It 2 Me". Amazon.
  2. ^ Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott* - Sock It 2 Me
  3. ^ Missy Elliott – Sock It 2 Me
  4. ^ Missy Misdemeanor Elliott* Featuring Da Brat - Sock It 2 Me / Release The Tension
  5. ^ Missy Misdemeanor Elliott* Featuring Da Brat - Sock It 2 Me
  6. ^ "Missy %22Misdemeanor%22 Elliott feat. Da Brat – Sock It 2 Me" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "Missy %22Misdemeanor%22 Elliott feat. Da Brat – Sock It 2 Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Missy %22Misdemeanor%22 Elliott feat. Da Brat – Sock It 2 Me". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  9. ^ "Missy %22Misdemeanor%22 Elliott feat. Da Brat – Sock It 2 Me". Singles Top 100. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  10. ^ "Missy Elliott Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  11. ^ "Missy Elliott Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2011.
  12. ^ "Missy Elliott: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  13. ^ "End of Year Charts 1998". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  15. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. Vol. 110, no. 5. BPI Communications Inc. January 31, 1998. p. 76. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Elliott, Missy – Sock It to Me". Recording Industry Association of America.
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