"Dead Wrong"
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Single by the Notorious B.I.G. featuring Eminem
from the album Born Again
ReleasedOctober 26, 1999
Genre
Length4:58
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
The Notorious B.I.G. singles chronology
"Victory"
(1998)
"Dead Wrong"
(1999)
"Notorious B.I.G."
(1999)
Eminem singles chronology
"Guilty Conscience"
(1999)
"Dead Wrong"
(1999)
"Forgot About Dre"
(2000)

"Dead Wrong" is a song by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., taken from his third overall album, Born Again. The song features background vocals from Diddy and rap vocals from Eminem, and it was released as a single posthumously in 1999.

Critical reception

It was received positively by music critics. Rolling Stone wrote a positive overview: "The only real find here is the awesome "Dead Wrong," which shows B.I.G. in his prime."[1] A.V. Club wrote that Eminem is a highlight.[2]

Music video

The video was set out in a similar manner to Tupac's song "Changes", which was released in 1998, in the fact that it features clips of Biggie performing live, in interviews, clips of his music videos and showing pictures of him. Eminem appears in the video in a separate clip, rapping his lyrics in the style of a freestyle video submission. The YouTube version of the video doesn't feature him.

In other media

This song was mashed up with Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" from the 2006/2007 mixtape Rock Phenomenon, which features the alternate second verse coming from the Notorious B.I.G. in legacy. The line "relax and take notes" is also put in a mix for the mixtape introduction, provided and contributed by DJ Vlad & Roc Raida with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda as the host for the album. The song's lyrics were also used in the song "Relax And Take Notes", a song by 8Ball & MJG which features Project Pat, from their 2007 album Ridin High. The last verse and hook were performed at the Up in Smoke Tour by Eminem and D12 member Proof.

In other albums

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Dead Wrong" (feat. Eminem)4:57
2."Dead Wrong" (Instrumental)
  • Wallace
  • Mathers
  • Thompson
  • Winans
  • Chucky Thompson
  • Mario Winans
  • Sean Combs
4:57
3."Dead Wrong" (Call-Out Research Hook)
  • Wallace
  • Mathers
  • Thompson
  • Winans
  • Chucky Thompson
  • Mario Winans
  • Sean Combs
0:17
4."Dead Wrong" (Main Version) (without Eminem)
  • Wallace
  • Thompson
  • Winans
  • Chucky Thompson
  • Mario Winans
  • Sean Combs
4:57
5."Dead Wrong" (Remix) (featuring Eminem)
  • Wallace
  • Mathers
  • Thompson
  • Winans
  • Chucky Thompson
  • Mario Winans
  • Sean Combs
4:57

Charts

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[4] 39

References

  1. ^ "Notorious B.I.G.: Born Again : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (December 9, 1999). "Notorious B.I.G.: Born Again". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  3. ^ "Billboard chart search: The Notorious B.I.G. – 'Dead Wrong'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "The Notorious B.I.G. Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2011.