Onyx – Slam

What Is It?

The song Slam by the American hip hop group Onyx from their 1993 music album Bacdafucup:

Onyx – Slam
Onyx – Slam

Here is how Wikipedia describes this song:

“Slam” is a song by American hip hop group Onyx.

It was released on May 11, 1993, by JMJ Records and Rush Associated Labels as the second single from Onyx’s debut album, Bacdafucup.

The song introduced slamdancing into hip-hop.

“Slam” was Onyx’s breakthrough single, making it to number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was the group’s second straight single to make it to number 1 on the Hot Rap Singles for two weeks.

The single was first certified Gold on July 7, 1993, before being certified Platinum on August 10, 1993.[1]

According to group member Fredro Starr, the song has sold about 5 million copies.[2]

Here is the description for the videos above:

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Slam · Onyx

Slam: The Alternatives

℗ 1993 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Released on: 1993-01-01

Producer: Chyskillz
Producer: Jam Master Jay
Studio Personnel, Mixer: Rich July
Composer Lyricist: Jason Mizell
Composer Lyricist: Kirk Jones
Composer Lyricist: Tyrone Taylor
Composer Lyricist: Fred Scruggs
Composer Lyricist: Chylow M. Parker

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SONG: Slam (Album Version (Edited))

LICENSES: UMG (on behalf of Def Jam Recordings); LatinAutorPerf, LatinAutor – SonyATV, Audiam (Publishing), LatinAutor – UMPG, SOLAR Music Rights Management, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., AMRA, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor – PeerMusic, Audiam Canada, Sony Music Publishing, and 13 Music Rights Societies

ONYX performs “Slam” on Showtime at the Apollo.

My Thoughts

The video game Fake Row (Saints Row 2022) was garbage, but it did introduce me to this song, which is better than that video game; so I do thank them for that.

In the past, I heard some of the instrumentals & chorus for this song without realizing it, but Fake Row (Saints Row 2022) introduced me to the full song with the its great & energetic raps.

I am surprised that I had not heard the full song until now, this should be a classic.

The end,

  • John Jr

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