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"Alright" was the first single released from Kris Kross
Kris Kross
Kris Kross was an American rap duo of the 1990s comprising Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith. The duo are best known for their hit 1992 song "Jump", which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks and was certified double platinum as a single...

' second album Da Bomb
Da Bomb (album)
Da Bomb was the second studio album from hip-hop duo Kris Kross, whose members hit puberty a year after its debut album Totally Krossed Out. They tried a hardcore/gangsta look to fit with the new style of hip-hop...

. The song was produced and written by Jermaine Dupri
Jermaine Dupri
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin , known as Jermaine Dupri or JD, is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper.- Early life and career :...

 and featured reggae star, Super Cat
Super Cat
Super Cat is a deejay most popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s dancehall movement. Super Cat was born in Jamaica and was nicknamed Wild Apache. His nickname, the "Wild Apache" was given to him by his mentor Early B...

 on the chorus

Sampling Slave's
Slave (band)
Slave was an Ohio funk band popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Trumpeter Steve Washington and Mark Hicks formed the group in Dayton, Ohio in 1975.-Career:Trombonist Floyd Miller teamed with Tom Lockett Jr...

 "Just a Touch of Love", "Alright" was officially released on July 13, 1993 as the lead single from Da Bomb and became the album's biggest hit, peaking at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Wednesday...

 and was the duo's third single to reach #1 on the Hot Rap Singles ("Jump
Jump (Kris Kross song)
"Jump" is a 1992 song by the hip hop duo Kris Kross. It was released as a single in early 1992 from their album Totally Krossed Out. It achieved great success in many countries where it topped the charts, including Australia, Switzerland and the U.S....

" and "Warm It Up
Warm It Up
"Warm It Up" was the second single released from Kris Kross' debut album, Totally Krossed Out. Produced and written by Jermaine Dupri, "Warm It Up" was released as the follow-up to the duo's multi-platinum chart topping hit, "Jump" on June 4, 1992...

" being the first two). "Alright" also contains a diss to rival group, Da Youngstas, who had been critical of Kris Kross due to their success on the Billboard charts and the fact that they did not write their lyrics. Chris Kelly AKA "Mac Daddy" responded with the lyric "I didn't come out wack I came out right, unlike them moles who choose to pass da mic", an obvious reference to Da Youngstas single "Pass da Mic".

"Alright" was certified gold by the RIAA on September 14, 1993 for sales of over 500,000 copies.

B-Side

  1. "Alright" (Extended Remix)- 6:01
  2. "Alright" (Instrumental)- 4:04
  3. "DJ Nabs Break"- 1:47

Peak positions

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Billboard Hot 100 19
Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs 8
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 21
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 3
Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles 40


End of year charts

End of year chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 85