|Single by EPMD|
|from the album Business Never Personal|
|B-side||"Brothers from Brentwood L.I."|
|Released||June 23, 1992|
|Format||Vinyl, 12" single|
|Songwriter(s)||Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith|
|EPMD singles chronology|
"Crossover" is a single by hip hop group EPMD released in August 1992 from their album Business Never Personal. The song's lyrics criticize rappers who crossover to R&B or pop in order to sell more. The single became EPMD's highest charting as it climbed the Billboard charts at #42. The song was also certified gold by RIAA, becoming the group's only single to accomplish that feat. The song samples "Don't Worry If There's a Hell Below (We're All Gonna Go)" by Curtis Mayfield and Roger Troutman's "You Should Be Mine". A music video, colored in blue, was released for the song which features Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith rapping around a building under construction with other people around doing various activities like break-dancing.
- Crossover – 3:50
- Crossover (Instrumental) – 3:49
- Crossover (Trunk Mix) – 4:15
- Crossover (Trunk Mix Instrumental) – 4:15
- Brothers From Brentwood L.I. – 3:30
|US Billboard Hot 100||42|
|US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales (Billboard)||12|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||14|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||1|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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- "EPMD Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
- "American album certifications – EPMD – Crossover". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.