Top Billin'

"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 was voted #8 in About.com'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.

"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"
ReleasedOctober 15, 1987
Recorded1987
GenreGolden age hip hop
Length2:56
LabelFirst Priority Music
Songwriter(s)Kirk Robinson
Producer(s)Daddy-O, Audio Two
Audio Two singles chronology
""A Christmas Rhyme / Audio Two's Jam""
(1986)
"Top Billin'"
(1987)
"Hickeys Around My Neck"
(1988)

In 2012, the song was ranked 43rd as Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All-Time.[2]

The song is featured in 2004 video game Tony Hawk's Underground 2, and 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the fictional radio station The Classics 104.1.

Single track listingEdit

"Make It Funky"/"Top Billin'"Edit

A-side

  1. "Make It Funky" – 4:56

B-Side

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

"Top Billin' (Remix)"Edit

A-side

  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

B-side

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

ReferencesEdit