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“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.
According to group member Fredro Starr, the song has sold about 5 million copies.
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Slam · Onyx
Slam: The Alternatives
℗ 1993 The Island Def Jam Music Group
Released on: 1993-01-01
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.