Spit Your Game

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"Spit Your Game"
Single by The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Twista, Krayzie Bone and 8Ball & MJG
from the album Duets: The Final Chapter
Released February 24, 2006
Format CD single, CD maxi single, 12" single
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:09
Label Atlantic, Bad Boy
Writer(s) Christopher Wallace, Sean Combs, Steven Jordan, Anthony Henderson, Bryon McCane, Joey Brooks, Stephen Howse, Carl Mitchell
Producer(s) Swizz Beatz
The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology
"Nasty Girl"
(2005)
"Spit Your Game""
(2006)

"Spit Your Game" is the second single by Notorious B.I.G from his Duets: The Final Chapter album, a remixed album of Biggie Smalls' work. The song features guest appearances from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Krayzie Bone and Twista and sampled Walter Jackson's "My Ship Is Coming In". The single is a double A-side with "Hold Ya Head", a song which samples "Johnny Was" by Bob Marley.

The single was released on 24 April in the UK [1] and reached #64 in the UK charts.[2]

It is a modern rendition of Notorious B.I.G's and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's acclaimed collaboration on the song "Notorious Thugs". In "Notorious Thugs" Biggie changed his normally smooth flow to a faster melodic pace to emulate Bone's trademark flow and "Spit Your Game" references this by including two fast verses by Twista and Krayzie Bone.

Video[edit]

The video for "Spit Your Game" features Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, Krayzie Bone, Twista, Eightball & MJG and Swizz Beatz. It is set in a recording studio as a "Battle for the Krown" is taking place.

On the airing of MTV's Making the Video episode for "Spit Your Game", it was announced that this will be the last video ever to be in dedication of The Notorious B.I.G. Yung Joc, Jody Breeze, Big Gee, Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, Swizz Beatz & Sleepy Brown made an appearance on the video

Remixes[edit]

"Spit Your Game" is a remix of "Notorious Thugs", a Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony duet on Biggie's second, diamond album Life After Death.

The song also features a remixed version, where 8Ball & MJG spit a verse each towards the end of the song, though their verses have been much criticized for not keeping in context with fast rapping and doing basic slow verses. This remix will be on the compilation We Invented the Remix Vol. 2.

Track listing[edit]

UK - CD: 1[edit]

  1. Spit Your Game [Remix Edit] (Featuring Twista, Eightball & MJG & Krayzie Bone)
  2. Hold Ya Head [Main Version] (Featuring Bob Marley)

UK - CD: 2[edit]

  1. Spit Your Game [Remix] (Featuring Twista, Eightball & MJG & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  2. Hold Ya Head [Main Version] (Featuring Bob Marley)
  3. Spit Your Game [MyTone - Personalized Ringtone]

UK - 12" vinyl[edit]

  1. Spit Your Game [Remix] (Featuring Twista, Eightball & MJG & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  2. Spit Your Game [Instrumental Remix]
  3. Hold Ya Head [Main Version] (Featuring Bob Marley)
  4. Hold Ya Head [Instrumental]

Promo CD[edit]

  1. Spit Your Game [Remix Edit] (Featuring Twista, Eightball & MJG & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  2. Spit Your Game [Remix Instrumental]
  3. Hold Ya Head [Amended Album Version] (Featuring Bob Marley)
  4. Hold Ya Head [Instrumental]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[1] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 47
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 76
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 64
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 68

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