Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)

Date Recorded: 
Sep 1971
Album: 
Track #: 
6
Single Catalog #: 
G 7111
Single Release Date: 
10/17/1971
Time: 
02.56

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"Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" is a 1971 hit single for the Gordy (Motown) label, recorded by The Temptations and produced by Norman Whitfield. Something of an early ancestor to the "diss songs" prevalent in hip hop music towards the end of the 20th century, "Superstar" is an attack at two former Temptations members, David Ruffin (who had been fired back in 1968) and his cohort Eddie Kendricks (who quit the act in early 1971 and negotiated a Motown solo deal).