1st of tha Month

Infobox Single
Name = 1st of tha Month

Artist = Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
from Album = E. 1999 Eternal
B-side = "Die Die Die"
Genre = Midwest Rap
Format = single
Released = August 15, 1995
Recorded = 1994
Length = 5:14
Label = Ruthless Records
Producer = DJ U-Neek
Last single = "East 1999" (1995)
This single = "1st of tha Month" (1995)
Next single = "Tha Crossroads" (1995)

"First of tha Month" is the first single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony from their album "E 1999 Eternal". It is considered by many to be one of the best songs from Bone and was certified gold by the RIAA for individual sales of 500,000 copies and peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first top twenty single. The title is a reference to when welfare checks are paid out. There are several remixes like a DJ Premier remix.

Track listing

#"First of tha Month" (Radio Edit)
#"First of tha Month" (Radio Edit with Tré)
#"First of tha Month" (Album Version)
#"First of tha Month" (Instrumental)
#"First of tha Month" (Acappela)
#"Die Die Die" (Album Version)


*Chris Rock references the song in his 1997 album "Roll With the New" on his infamous "Niggas vs. Black People" sketch, calling the song a "welfare carol".

* This song was nominated for a 1996 Grammy.

* Contains a sample from Chapter 8 feat. Anita Baker "I Just Want To Be Your Girl."

* In the BTNH film 'I Tried' Krayzie, Layzie and Wish spit the openings of their verses



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