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"How Come"
Single by D12
from the album D12 World
Released August 17, 2004
Format CD
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:09
Label Shady/Interscope
Producer Eminem
D12 singles chronology
"My Band"
(2004)
"How Come"
(2004)
"Git Up"
(2004)
Vinyl Cover
How Come/American Psycho II Vinyl cover
How Come/American Psycho II Vinyl cover

"How Come" is a 2004 rap single by the rap group D12. It is the second single from their second album D12 World. The song is about the dispute between D12 and Royce Da 5'9" and how they were, at the time, not speaking to each other. However Royce Da 5'9" has stated he believes this track is not about him. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA.[1] It became D12's 2nd number 1 single in Australia.

Contents

Music video

The video depicts members of D12 fighting with Eminem in the Shady Records studio. It shows a detailed strain on the members relationships. They discuss how Eminem rose to stardom, and they can't get a deal. They envy Eminem, but he doesn't think there is anything to envy, the song ends, leaving people wondering, with the members dissatisfied.

In the second verse of the song, Kuniva talks about a time when he claims to have seen Eminem's girlfriend cheating on him.

The video ends with a clip of another song from D12 World, Git Up.

Track listing

CD single
# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "How Come" (extended verses) M. Mathers, D. Porter, D. Holton, D. Moore, B. Johnson Witt & Pep, Eminem 4:41
2. "40 Oz."   M. Williams, J. Kent, M. Mathers, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle, D. Holton Trackboyz 4:08

Charts

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 1
Austrian Singles Chart 1
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 15
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) 26
Denmark Singles Chart 5
Finnish Singles Chart 16
French Singles Chart 23
German Singles Chart 15
Irish Singles Chart 4
Italian Singles Chart 19
Netherlands Singles Chart 7
New Zealand Singles Chart 6
Norwegian Singles Chart 10
Swedish Singles Chart 42
Swiss Singles Chart 17
UK Singles Chart 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 27
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 68
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 18

Miscellaneous

A cover version was first performed by the English rock band Embrace for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge show. This version is shortened to Eminem's lyrics on the song, cutting out Kon Artis and Proof.[2] The song was subsequently released as a b-side to their single "Ashes" and on their b-sides album Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997–2005. When the video is played for this song, the song often joins onto a shortened version of the D12 song, "Git Up."

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"How Come"
File:D12 - How Come - CD
Single by D12
from the album D12 World
Released August 17, 2004
Format CD
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:09
Label Shady/Interscope
Producer Witt & Pep
D12 singles chronology

"My Band"
(2004)
"How Come"
(2004)
"Git Up"
(2004)
Vinyl Cover
[[file:‎|frameless|alt=|How Come/American Psycho II Vinyl cover]]
How Come/American Psycho II Vinyl cover

"How Come" is a 2004 rap single by the rap group D12. It is the second single from their second album D12 World. The song is about the tenuous relationship between the members of D12 (for the most part Proof and Eminem.) There have been speculations that this song is about rapper Royce Da 5'9". However Royce Da 5'9" has stated he believes this track is not about him. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA.[1] It became D12's 2nd number 1 single in Australia.

Contents

Music video

The video depicts members of D12 fighting with Eminem in the Shady Records studio. It shows a detailed strain on the members relationships. They discuss how Eminem rose to stardom, and they can't get a deal. They envy Eminem, but he doesn't think there is anything to envy, the song ends, leaving people wondering, with the members dissatisfied.

In the second verse of the song, Kon Artis talks about a time when he claims to have seen Eminem's girlfriend cheating on him.

The video ends with a clip of another song from D12 World, Git Up.

Track listing

CD single

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "How Come" (extended verses)M. Mathers, D. Porter, D. Holton, D. Moore, B. JohnsonWitt & Pep, Eminem 4:41
2. "40 Oz."  M. Williams, J. Kent, M. Mathers, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle, D. HoltonTrackboyz 4:08

Charts

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 1
Austrian Singles Chart 1
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 15
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) 26
Denmark Singles Chart 5
Finnish Singles Chart 16
French Singles Chart 23
German Singles Chart 15
Irish Singles Chart 4
Italian Singles Chart 19
Netherlands Singles Chart 7
New Zealand Singles Chart 6
Norwegian Singles Chart 10
Swedish Singles Chart 42
Swiss Singles Chart 17
UK Singles Chart 4
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 27
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 68
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 18

Miscellaneous

A cover version was first performed by the English rock band Embrace for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge show. This version is shortened to Eminem's lyrics on the song, cutting out Kon Artis and Proof.[2] The song was subsequently released as a b-side to their single "Ashes" and on their b-sides album Dry Kids: B-Sides 1997–2005. When the video is played for this song, the song often joins onto a shortened version of the D12 song, "Git Up."

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