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"Dead Wrong" is a song by 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. The song samples the drum break from Al Green's song, "I'm Glad You're Mine".

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

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Critical receptionEdit

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 surprisingly non-whiny Eminem is a highlight.[2]

Music videoEdit

The video was set out in a similar manner to 2Pac's hit "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.

In other mediaEdit

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.

Track listingEdit

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

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20071014021535/http://rollingstone.com/artists/notoriousbig/albums/album/111870/review/6067925/born_again
  2. ^ http://www.avclub.com/articles/notorious-big-born-again,21163/
  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.