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Saturday, March 8, 2014

THROW BACK VIDEO: NO ONE ELSE BY TOTAL FEATURING DA BRAT


"No One Else" is a song by Total, from their 1996 debut album. (although their first single, "Can't You See"released from the "New Jersey Drive Soundtrack", also later appeared on the album too) The track was a collaboration between the group's record label owner Sean "Puffy" Combs, now infamous member of theTrackmasters Jean-Claude "Poke" Olivier and Terri & Monica vocalist/writer Terri Robinson. It featured a rap verse from Da Brat, a sample from the track "South Bronx" by KRS-One/Boogie Down Productions and was a moderate hit, peaking at number twenty-two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and faring much better at number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The song was released with both the original and "Puff Daddy (& Rodney Jerkins) Remix" as prominent versions. Certain editions of the single only featured the remix and it even had its own music video. The track was based around rap verses from Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim, a new one from original featured artistDa Brat and a re-written chorus of "I don't need, no one but you" by Total. The video version also had Puff Daddy recite lyrics from Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" (in reference to the Bad Boy Family) during the intro.


The mellow "R&B Remix" by another Bad Boy associate, producer Chucky Thompson was also included on certain editions of the single. There were slight lyrical differences on this mix including no rap, a spoken intro by Keisha, repositioning of the bridge and Keisha & Pam this time providing background vocals to their respective B-Sections.

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