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"I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By"
All I Need
1995 release cover
Single by Method Man, a remix of "All I Need" from the album Tical

Released

25 April 1995

Format

12" single, CD single

Recorded

1994

Genre

Hip hop

Length

3:45

Label

Def Jam, PolyGram

Writer(s)

Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, RZA, Method Man

Producer(s)

RZA (album version and video version), Puff Daddyy (radio version)

"I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" is a Grammy Award-winning duet performed by rapper Method Man and R&B singer Mary J. Blige.

The song is a remix of Method Man's "All I Need" (which appears on his 1994 debut album Tical), with an interpolation of Aretha Franklin's hit, "You're All I Need to Get By", with Mary J. Blige singing the choruses, and backing vocals. Another version of the song was released, entitled "Puff Daddy Mix," which was produced by Sean Combs. The song contains a new instrumental which includes a repeated sample ("Lie together, cry together/I swear to God I hope we fuckin' die together") from The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Me & My Bitch". Another remix version, titled "Razor Sharp Mix" was produced by RZA. The song sold 800,000 copies and was certified platinum by the RIAA.

The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 3, 1995, and #1 on the R&B singles chart in the May 20, 1995 issue of Billboard Magazine - a position it held for three weeks. The song also ended up winning the duo the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1996.

In a July 2012 interview with Complex magazine, Jean Claude "Poke" Olivier- one-half of the production team the Trackmasters- claimed they were the actual producers behind the Sean "Puffy" Combs remix, but were never properly credited for it. Instead, they were only credited as session musicians for programming the drums while Combs was credited as the producer.

Video Edit

Method Man - All I Need (Razor Sharp Remix) ft. Mary J

Method Man - All I Need (Razor Sharp Remix) ft. Mary J. Blige

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