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This article is about the song by The D.O.C. For the album by 9th Wonder & Buckshot, see The Formula (album).

The Formula
The Formula

B-side

"Whirlwind Pyramid"

Released

1989

Format

12", cassette, CD

Recorded

1989

Genre

Hip hop

Length

4:12

Label

Ruthless

Writer(s)

T. Curry

Producer(s)

Dr. Dre

The D.O.C. singles chronology

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"It's Funky Enough" (1989)

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"Mind Blowin'" (1989)

"The Formula" is a song by American rapper The D.O.C., released in 1989 on Ruthless Records. It is the third single released from his debut album, No One Can Do It Better. The song was produced by Dr. Dre, who also makes a brief vocal appearance, and contains samples from Marvin Gaye's 1971 song "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)".

It reached number 76 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart in April 1990.

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Formula (Funky FM Mix)" (5:37)
  2. "The Formula (Instrumental)" (4:07)
  3. "Whirlwind Pyramid (LP Version)" (3:16)
  4. "The Formula (LP Version)" (4:11)
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