Time 4 Sum Aksion

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"Time 4 Sum Aksion"
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Single by Redman
from the album Whut? Thee Album
B-side "Rated 'R'"
ReleasedJanuary 12, 1993
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Reggie Noble
Lowell Fulson
Jimmy McCracklin
Lawrence Muggerud
Roger Troutman
Producer(s) Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble
Redman singles chronology
"Blow Your Mind"
"Time 4 Sum Aksion"
"Tonight's Da Night"
Music video
"Time 4 Sum Aksion" on YouTube

"Time 4 Sum Aksion" is the second single from Redman's highly acclaimed debut album, Whut? Thee Album . It features production from Erick Sermon and Redman that contains a sample from Lowell Fulson's "Tramp".


Song information

Its chorus is a repetition of the phrase "Time 4 Sum Aksion" which is sampled from "How I Could Just Kill a Man" by Cypress Hill.

It is a popular song within hip hop and has been referenced by Common in his song "Sum Shit I Wrote" and Masta Ace in eMC's song "What It Stand For?". It can be found on the Def Jam hits compilation, Old 2 New, New 2 Old.

Steve Huey of Allmusic has referred to it as a "slamming party jam". [1]

Single track list


  1. "Time 4 Sum Aksion" (LP Version) (3:17)
  2. "Time 4 Sum Aksion" (Remix) (3:15)


  1. "Time 4 Sum Aksion" (Remix Instrumental) (3:12)
  2. "Rated "R"" (LP Version) (3:21)


Weekly charts

Chart (1993)Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [2] 63
US Hot Rap Songs ( Billboard ) [3] 1
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay ( Billboard ) [4] 62

Samples Used

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