Tyrone (song)

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Single by Erykah Badu
from the album Live
Released October 1997
Format Radio Single, Promo
Recorded 1997
Length 3:56
Label Kedar Records/Universal
Writer(s) Erykah Badu, Norman "Keys" Hurt
Producer(s) Erykah Badu
Norman "Keys" Hurt
Erykah Badu singles chronology
"Otherside of the Game"

"Tyrone" is a song by singer Erykah Badu. It was released as the lead single in support of her album Live, and does not feature on her debut album Baduizm. The song was recorded professionally during a Badu concert, and is the version sent to radio. The song has been referenced in other media, most notably in the film Next Friday (1999), when Tyrone (Deebo's accomplice/younger sibling) is making a fake call at a restaurant. The song title is also referenced by Beyoncé in the song Kitty Kat off her second album B'Day.

Release and reception[edit]

Tyrone was played in heavy rotation on radio, although the song failed to chart on either Billboard's R&B or pop singles chart. The song reached #1 on R&B's airplay chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Tyrone" was of Badu performing the tune in concert.


All credits adapted from All Music.[2]

  • Erykah Badu - Creation, Mixing, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
  • Poogie Bell - Drums
  • Karen Bernod - Vocals (Background)
  • Tom Coyne - Mastering
  • Hubert Eaves IV - Bass
  • Norman "Keys" Hurt - Creation, Keyboards, Mixing, Producer
  • Gorden Mack - Mixing
  • Kedar Massenburg - Executive Producer
  • N'Dambi - Vocals (Background)
  • Kenny Ortíz - Engineer, Mixing
  • Joyce M. Strong - Vocals (Background)


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