“Slam” was the second single released from Onyx’s debut album, Bacdafucup. Released on May 11, 1993 as the album’s lead single, “Slam” was Onyx’s breakthrough single, making it to 4 on the US Billboard 100 and was the group’s second straight single to make it to 1 on the Rap charts.
The main chant of the song’s chorus is a variation of the vocal and organ intro to the much-sampled English instrumental “The Champ” by The Mohawks.
The official remix, entitled “Slam (Bionyx remix)” was a collaboration with heavy metal band, Biohazard. It was first released on a maxi-single entitled Slam: The Alternatives and later appeared on Biohazard’s Tales from the B-Side. Music videos for both the original and the Bionyx remix were released
The single was first certified gold on July 7, 1993, before being certified platinum on August 10, 1993.