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Encyclopedia > Back in the Day (2002 song)

"Back in the Day" is a 2002 hip hop/R&B song by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, featuring guest vocals from Jay-Z and Elliott protégé Tweet. The song appears on her 2002 LP Under Construction and was at one time planned for release as a single. (It peaked at #86 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart in 2003 before being scrapped as a single.) 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hip hop music is a style of popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Missy Elliott on the cover of her album Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an African American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Tweet (born Charlene Keys in New York City, New York) is an African-American R&B singer and guitarist. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


About the song

Produced by Elliott's main producer and longtime collaborator Timbaland, "Back In The Day" is an ode to the classic era of old school hip hop, when the hip hop culture was, Elliott sings, fun and peaceful, compared to the more violent scope of modern-day hip-hop. "Back in ihe day/hip hop has changed", she sings. During the bridge of the song she even makes a point of referencing "Self-Destruction", a 1989 collaborative benefit single for peace featuring a number of that era's hip-hop stars. Incidentally, MC Lyte's verse from "Self-Destruction" is sampled on another of Under Construction's album tracks, "Funky Fresh Dressed". In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Timbaland. ... The very first hip hop to come out of the block parties of New York City in the 1970s and early 1980s is called old school hip hop. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Violence is a general term to describe actions, usually deliberate, that cause or intend to cause injury to people, animals, or non-living objects. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The concept of peace ranks among the most controversial in our time. ... One of the first major female rappers, MC Lyte (b. ... In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or element of a new recording. ...

Jay-Z contributes a rap verse in which he creatively references a number of hip-hop artists (for example, stating "I kill at will like solid water, dude", a reference to Ice Cube's 1990 LP Kill At Will). At one point during his verse, Jay-Z raps "so fuck Chuck Phillips and Bill O'Reilly/if they try to stop hip-hop, we all gon' rally", a reference to two of hip-hop's most vocal critics. Ice Cube, in a scene from Next Friday (1999) Ice Cube (born June 15, 1969) is an African-American actor and controversial rapper, originally a member of the N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitude) until launching a successful solo career in music and cinema. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill OReilly William James Bill OReilly, Jr. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began among urban African American and Latino youth in New York City and has since spread around the world. ...

"Back in the Day" references

Below is a list of old-school hip-hop people and items Elliott and Jay-Z namedrop in "Back in the Day":

Hip hop fashions

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Hip hop artists

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It's the end of a long day now; watching the sun come around from the north of the city, bounce off the building next door, and slip through a part in my curtains, the deep yellow light here for just a moment matches up with the "hold on....it goes on..." from the song.
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In their home town of Detroit, Back In The Day was the busiest band in the city during Super Bowl XL week.
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