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Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, April 2011
Written by: Beastie Boys and Santi White
Additional Mixing by: Switch
Published by: Brooklyn Dust Music/Universal-Polygram International Publishing Inc. (ASCAP)/Little Jerk (ASCAP)
Saxophone by: Neal Usatin

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...

References

  • Grill - smile

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "20 years of schooling and they put you on the day shift" - lyrics refer to those in "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan ("20 years of schoolin' and they put you on the day shift")
  • "What'cha, what'cha want now?" - lyrics refer to those in "So What'cha Want" ("So what'cha, what'cha want?")

Commentary:

Press

"A reggae-laced collaboration with electro-pop singer/songwriter Santigold, 'Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win,' is a danceable, irresistibly summery highlight" - Megan Gibson, Time, May 2011

 

Released Versions:

Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Clean)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Episodic Version - Clean)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Episodic Version - Explicit)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Full Length, Ultra HD And Explicit Director's Cut)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Full Length, Ultra HD And Explicit Director's Cut)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (K Flay Remix)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Major Lazer Remix Clean)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Major Lazer Remix Dub)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Major Lazer Remix)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Radio Edit)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Sebastian Remix)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Z-Trip's Evil Twin Remix Clean)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Z-Trip's Evil Twin Remix)

Live:

No Known Performances in Concert.

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