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"In the End" is the debut single by Kuboian lipstick rap group Too Plus Two taken from their mixtape The New Generation Vol. 1. Produced by Nu-Tune, it is credited as being one of the first singles under the lipstick rap genre. It was released in October 1998 under the independent label +1 Records, and eventually reached number nine on the Karuboia charts after significant radio airplay and promotion.


"In the End" was one of the sixteen tracks recorded for the mixtape The New Generation Vol. 1. All of the instrumentals on the mixtape were composed by underground musicians, with nearly all of the tracks being written entirely by Too Plus Two's members TooToo, Lucy-Leah and Knowitall. The instrumental for "In the End" was produced by Nu-Tune, another signee of +1 Records, and was originally called "Violin Bop".

"In the End" was originally released under a promitional white label vinyl in April 1998 in order to promote the upcoming release of The New Generation Vol. 1, which occured several months later. It was later released as an offical single on 4th October, 1998.

Music and lyrics

"In the End" is in the key of B flat major and has a tempo of 92 beats per minute. Lyrically, the song is about not giving up in life despite the struggles one faces. TooToo is the main vocalist in the song, rapping the first verse and also singing the pre-chorus, chorus, middle-eight and outro. CP Virus and Knowitall rap the second and third verse respectively, and also provide background vocals throughout the rest of the song.

Music video

The song's music video was shot on 9th September, 1998. The video shows the members of the group in several parts of Fahrbahnin, such as Ghatberry's Lake. It was uploaded to YouTube in April 2006 as has since received over 40 million views.

Track listing

7" white label promotional single

  1. "In the End"
  2. "Violin Bop" (original instrumental)

Cassette single

  1. "In the End"
  2. "Hits Like Us"


Chart (2000) Peak
Kuboia (Karuboia) 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 91


Region Certification Certified units
United Kingdom (BPI) Silver 200,000