” I Got 5 On It ” is by Luniz, the hip-hop duo made up of Yukmouth ( Jerold Ellis III ) and Numskull ( Garrick Husbands ). The song was written by the Luniz with production by Tone Capone.
Tone Capone ( Anthony Gilmour ), is a music producer from Oakland California with a varied career. He has worked with artists including Scarface, Geto Boys and Swoop G.
” I Got 5 On It ” was released on the 23rd of May 1995 by record label Noo Trybe. The label was part of Virgin Records America Inc, the now-defunct label specialised in the hip hop music genre.
The song was taken as the lead single from the duo’s debut album, Operation Stackola, which went on to be certified Platinum in 2000 by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) with sales of over one million.
The song features vocals from Michael Marshall. The American R&B singer was the lead vocalist with the American R&B group, Timex Social Club.
The track uses samples from three different songs. Club Nouveau’s ” Why You Treat Me So Bad “, which was a Billboard Hot 100 Chart number thirty-nine hit for Club Nouveau in 1987.
” Jungle Boogie ” by Kool And The Gang, who originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs in Jersey City, New Jersey. ” Jungle Boogie ” reached Number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974.
Audio Two’s 1987 track ” Top Billin’ ” was the B-side of the hip-hop duo’s debut single ” Make It Funky “. Although it was the B-side, the song had such influence on hip-hop music that it was voted number eight in the Top 100 Rap Songs on About.com
Lyrically ” I Got 5 On It ” is about drugs, the actual meaning according to the urbandictionary.com is ” A phrase for claiming one’s portion of a sack of marijuana, or hits from the joints rolled from it, typically one-quarter of a twenty dollar portion “.
The song was a commercial success for the Luniz. In the United States, the song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent twenty-five weeks on the chart there.
It also reached number four on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart and spent twenty-six weeks on there. Outside of the United States, it reached the top five in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
In the United Kingdom, ” I Got 5 On It ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 17th of February 1996 and reached a peak of number three. It spent four weeks in the Top Ten and a total of fifteen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 8
UK Highest Chart Position: 3
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 52, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 5, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 7, Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 6, France (SNEP) 6, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 6, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 24, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 2, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 2
Official Website: Smokealotrecords.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/smokealotrecords
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/LunizGroups i got 5 on itlunizluniz i got 5 on it