Top Billin'

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"Top Billin'"
Top Billin' by Audio Two US 7-inch vinyl Side A.jpg
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
Format 12"
Recorded 1987
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 2:56
Label First Priority Music
Songwriter(s) Kirk Robinson, Nat Robinson
Producer(s) Daddy-O, Audio Two
Audio Two singles chronology
"Top Billin'"
"What More Can I Say?"
"Top Billin'"
"What More Can I Say?"

"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's Top 100 Rap Songs.[1] 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.[2]

Single track listing[edit]

"Make It Funky"/"Top Billin'"[edit]


  1. "Make It Funky" - 4:56


  1. "Make It Funky (DUB)" - 4:05
  2. "Top Billin'" - 2:50

"Top Billin' (Remix)"[edit]


  1. "Top Billin (More Bass)" - 4:00
  2. "Top Billin (Teddy Ted Mix) (No Half Steppin)" - 5:44
  3. "Top Billin (808 Style)" - 3:09


  1. "Top Billin (Original)" - 2:50
  2. "Top Billin (Acapella)" - 2:48
  3. "The Freshest Slowest Jam" - 5:09[3]