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"Give It 2 You"
Give It 2 U.jpg
Single by Da Brat
from the album Funkdafied
ReleasedOctober 17, 1994 (single)
May 9, 1995 (radio)
LabelSo So Def Recordings
Songwriter(s)Jermaine Dupri, Shawntae Harris
Producer(s)Jermaine Dupri
Da Brat singles chronology
"Fa All Y'all"
"Give It 2 You"
"Sittin' on Top of the World"

"Give It 2 You" is the third and final single released from Da Brat's debut album, Funkdafied, the first album from a female rapper to go platinum.[1]


Produced by Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal, Jr., who used a sample of the Mary Jane Girls' "All Night Long", "Give It 2 You" was the final single from Da Brat's platinum-certified album Funkdafied after "Funkdafied" (#6 US) and "Fa All Y'all" (#37 US). It was released in October 1994 and became her third consecutive top 40 hit, peaking at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, and her second to earn a RIAA certification, reaching gold status on June 14, 1996 for sales of 500,000 copies.

Music video

The music video was directed by Michael Merriman premiered on BET, MTV & VH1 in 1995. The song's music video featured appearances from Jermaine Dupri, MC Lyte, The Notorious B.I.G., Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mary J. Blige, Keith Murray, Goodie Mob, Too Short, T-Boz and Bill Bellamy, among others. The video also featured audio samples of "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson, and Da Brat's song "Da B Side", which featured The Notorious B.I.G. and Jermaine Dupri.

Single track listing


  1. "Give It 2 You" (Extended Radio Edit)- 3:51
  2. "Give It 2 You" (EP Version)- 3:09
  3. "Give It 2 You" (Remix Instrumental)- 3:53


  1. "Give It 2 You" (LP Version)- 3:12
  2. "Give It 2 You" (Dirty Remix Version)- 3:53
  3. "Give It 2 You" (LP Instrumental)- 3:12


Peak positions

Chart (1995) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 26
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 11
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 3
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 22
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 4

Year-End charts

End of year chart (1995) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 97


  1. ^ "Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday Ships Platinum: The First Female MC Since Lil' Kim". MTV News.
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2010-11-12.

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