One of side-A labels of U.S. vinyl single
|Single by Audio Two|
|from the album What More Can I Say?|
|A-side||"Make It Funky"|
|Released||October 15, 1987|
|Genre||Golden age hip hop|
|Label||First Priority Music|
|Songwriter(s)||Kirk Robinson, Nat Robinson|
|Producer(s)||Daddy-O, Audio Two|
|Audio Two singles chronology|
"Top Billin'" is a single for American hip-hop duo Audio Two, released as the B-side of the single "Make It Funky" from the album What More Can I Say? It was released before First Priority Music inked a distribution deal with Atlantic Records. The song had a deep cultural impact on hip hop. The song was voted #8 in About.com's Top 100 Rap Songs. It was also included in both lists of the musical-reference book 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die: And 10,001 You Must Download.
A remake of "Top Billin'" was released in 1998, this time a duet between Milk Dee and MC Lyte, which appeared on her album Seven & Seven. The drumbeat is sampled by American singer Mary J. Blige for her debut studio album What's the 411? (1992). Most notably the parent album's second single, "Real Love", which became a top-ten hit. In 2012, it was ranked 43rd as Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All-Time.
Single track listing
"Make It Funky"/"Top Billin'"
- "Make It Funky" - 4:56
- "Make It Funky (DUB)" - 4:05
- "Top Billin'" - 2:50
"Top Billin' (Remix)"
- "Top Billin (More Bass)" - 4:00
- "Top Billin (Teddy Ted Mix) (No Half Steppin)" - 5:44
- "Top Billin (808 Style)" - 3:09
- "Top Billin (Original)" - 2:50
- "Top Billin (Acapella)" - 2:48
- "The Freshest Slowest Jam" - 5:09
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