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"Sock It 2 Me" is a song recorded by American rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring American rapper Da Brat. It was written by Shawntae Harris, William Hart, Thom Bell and producer Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley for her debut album Supa Dupa Fly (1997) and released as the album's second single in a slightly re-recorded form. The song is based on a sample from the 1968 single "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)" by the Delfonics.

"Sock It 2 Me"
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Single by Missy "Misdeameanor" Elliott featuring Da Brat
from the album Supa Dupa Fly
B-side
  • "Pass da Blunt"
  • "Release the Tension"
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1997 (1997-09-21)[1]
Format
Recorded1996; Master Sound Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Genre
Length4:21 (radio version)
4:17 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Timbaland (exec.)
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott singles chronology
"What About Us?"
(1997)
"Sock It 2 Me"
(1997)
"Beep Me 911"
(1998)

The track peaked at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top ten on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, the Rhythmic Top 40, and on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales charts.

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Hype Williams[citation needed] and is clearly inspired by the Mega Man video game series. It takes place on a remote planet where Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim are wearing red and white space suits being chased by robot monsters. Towards the end of the video, Missy and Kim are rescued by Da Brat who starts to rap her verse and is wearing a black and yellow space suit. One notable moment in the video is when Elliott and other dancers are in a space ship doing Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" dance.

Formats and track listingsEdit

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Sock It 2 Me."

US 12" single [2]

Side A

  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (Radio Version) (featuring Da Brat)
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (LP Version - Dirty) (featuring Da Brat)

Side B

  1. "Pass Da Blunt" (LP Version - Dirty) (featuring Timbaland)
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (Instrumental)
  3. "Sock It 2 Me" (A cappella) (featuring Da Brat)
International 12" single [3]

Side A

  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (LP Version) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:22
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (Radio Version) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:21
  3. "Sock It 2 Me" (Instrumental) - 4:46
  4. "Sock It 2 Me" (A cappella) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:33

Side B

  1. "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (LP Version Dirty) - 4:11
  2. "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (Instrumental) - 4:10
  3. "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" (Acapella) - 4:10
  4. "Release The Tension" - 4:11
12" single [4]

Side A

  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (Radio Version) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:21
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (Instrumental) - 4:46

Side B

  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (Acapella) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:33
  2. "Release the Tension" - 4:11
German CD Maxi-single [5]
  1. "Sock It 2 Me" (Radio Version) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:21
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (Instrumental) - 4:46
  3. "Sock It 2 Me" (A cappella) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:33
  4. "Release The Tension" - 4:11

Charts and certificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000006L34
  2. ^ Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott* - Sock It 2 Me
  3. ^ Missy Elliott - Sock It 2 Me
  4. ^ Missy Misdemeanor Elliott* Featuring Da Brat - Sock It 2 Me / Release The Tension
  5. ^ Missy Misdemeanor Elliott* Featuring Da Brat - Sock It 2 Me
  6. ^ "End of Year Charts 1998". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  8. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Elliott, Missy – Sock It to Me". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
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