Das EFX is an American hip hop duo. It consists of emcees Skoob, they named themselves "DAS" standing for "Dray and Skoob" and "EFX" meaning "effects". They rose to popularity in the early 1990s due to the duo's stream of consciousness lyrical delivery, which became one of the most influential lyrical styles in hip hop music at the time, their style combined intricate rhymes, sometimes mixed with made up words, delivered with a fast-paced flow and numerous pop culture and hip hop culture references. Skoob hails from Brooklyn, New York City while Dray hails from Teaneck, New Jersey, but the two met at Virginia State University in 1988 and began performing together. Das EFX caught the attention of EPMD at a local talent show where, despite losing the competition, they did well enough to convince EPMD to sign them to a recording contract; the duo gained critical and commercial fame with the release of their landmark debut album Dead Serious, which highlighted their unusual rapping style. Dead Serious went platinum and its lead single, "They Want EFX," reached the top ten on the U.
S. Billboard R&B the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and # 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. Follow-up singles "Mic Checka" and "Straight Out the Sewer" did not chart on the Hot 100, but reached #1 and #3 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart, respectively; the duo made a guest appearance on the remix of Ice Cube's smash hit single "Check Yo Self". The song reached # 1 on the Rap Tracks chart; the track peaked at #36 on the UK Singles Chart in August 1993 and sold over one million copies in the U. S; as their career progressed, Das EFX's once-distinctive and unique lyrical delivery was imitated by several other artists and became more commonplace. Derailed by the popularity of their own style, the duo slowed down their fast-paced flow, eliminated the iggedy suffix and downplayed their cartoonish content on their second album, Straight Up Sewaside. Around the time of their third album Hold It Down, Das EFX found themselves caught in the middle of EPMD's ugly breakup, they ended up siding with PMD, they returned in 1998 with the album Generation EFX and followed up in 2003 with the album How We Do.
After a hiatus, the group went on an international tour with DJ Rondevu in 2006. In 2007, the duo appeared on the remix of Nas' "Where are They Now" and continued to tour the globe on a regular basis, they toured again in 2010, are working on a new album. Das EFX continues to perform today to a much smaller yet devoted cult following. From the time of their debut in 1992 to 1993, several elements of their style were adopted by other hip-hop artists, including Lords of the Underground, Fu-Schnickens, Kris Kross, Common and to a lesser extent, Public Enemy; the 1996 BLACKstreet song "No Diggity", with "diggity" meaning "doubt", bears a title phonetically identical to the track "No Diggedy" on DAS EFX's 1995 release Hold It Down. This became a popular catchphrase at the time. Jay-Z's early style is described by Vibe as "a distinctly Das EFX-type, stiggety style" on his 12" single "Can't Get With That" although Jay-Z predated Das EFX with this style on the song "The Originator" alongside old school rap legend The Jaz AKA Jaz-O in 1990.
Some hip-hop pundits maintain that Das-EFX exploited the tongue twisting style as a gimmick and that they are erroneously credited with originating a style, established years before their debut. Their refrain of "Chiggedy-check yo self before you wriggedy-wreck yo self" from their feature on Ice Cube's hit single "Check Yo Self" became a catchphrase in 1993; the song appeared in the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on the radio station Radio Los Santos. In an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210, David Silver can be seen reciting the lyrics to "They Want EFX." Comedian Dave Chappelle has made numerous references to DAS EFX's unique style and lyrics in sketches of his popular Chappelle's Show. In one sketch, a teenage Chappelle tells his girlfriend "I riggity-realize that I liggity-love you." In another, Chappelle as President Bush announced that a country named "Riggity-Row" will join the Coalition of the willing. In yet another sketch, Chappelle as a news presenter announces the opening lyrics of "They Want EFX" as a special report.
Dead Serious Straight Up Sewaside Hold It Down Generation EFX How We Do Old School Throwback http://www.hip-hopvibe.com/2012/11/26/album-review-krazy-drayz-showtime/ http://www.dubcnn.com/2013/03/13/krazy-drayz-of-das-efx-interview-march-2013/ Interview with DAS EFX from 2003 Interview with DAS EFX from 2007 Krazy Drayz 2009 Interview DAS EFX interview at underyourskin http://www.krazydrayz.com/
Naughty by Nature
Naughty by Nature is an American hip hop trio from East Orange, New Jersey consisting of Treach, Vin Rock, DJ Kay Gee. The group formed in New Jersey, in 1986 as The New Style; the group first appeared on the music scene in 1989, releasing an album called Independent Leaders as The New Style, the album generated the minor hit "Scuffin' Those Knees". After the release of its first album, the group was mentored by fellow New Jersey native Queen Latifah, subsequently changed its name; the group's first hit as Naughty by Nature was a track called "O. P. P." which sampled the Jackson 5's hit "ABC" and was released in 1991 on their self-titled album Naughty by Nature. All keyboards,co-production and programing were performed by David Bellochio in his Marion Recording Studio in Fairview, NJ; the song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of the most successful crossover songs in rap history. The song has become well known in pop culture, being mentioned in TV shows and films such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Malibu's Most Wanted, My Wife and Kids and The Office.
"O. P. P." gained critical acclaim, being named one of the top 100 rap singles of all time in 1998 by The Source magazine, being ranked the 20th best single of the 1990s by Spin magazineThe album generated another hit, a reworking of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" called "Everything's Gonna Be All Right". That song detailed the experiences of Treach growing up in poverty, now rising up to live a better life. Powered by the success of that song and "O. P. P.", their self-titled album went platinum. Fellow New Jersey native Tony D, a respected and prominent producer, accused Naughty by Nature of stealing a sample from his breakbeat album Music Makes You Move and using it on their track "O. P. P." The matter was settled out of court. Between albums, the group scored a major hit with the track "Uptown Anthem",with keyboards by producer David Bellochio, from the soundtrack to the 1992 film Juice. Treach got a cameo acting role in the film, his first acting role. Fellow rapper 2Pac acted in the movie, Treach would befriend him.
This led to a long acting career for a long friendship with 2Pac. In 1993, the group starred as a street gang; when 2Pac died in 1996, Treach made a tribute song to him, called "Mourn You Til I Join You." The group had multiple hits from its third and fourth albums, called 19 Naughty III and Poverty's Paradise respectively. Both albums reached the #1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts. "Hip Hop Hooray" was a success from the album 19 Naughty III. Its video was directed by Spike Lee and featured other hip-hop artists popular in the early 1990s, including Queen Latifah, Eazy-E, Run-D. M. C. and Da Youngstas. Poverty's Paradise won the Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Rap Album, becoming the first album to win this award, it spawned a hit song in "Feel Me Flow" which peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the mid-1990s Naughty by Nature started their own music imprint, Illtown Records, in 1995 released an album from their protégés the Rottin Razkals; the group worked with a number of R&B groups over the next few years Zhane and Next.
Kay Gee produced Next's "Too Close", which became a #1 hit in 1998. In 1999 the group released its fifth album, titled Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury; the album was successful, being certified Gold by the RIAA, spawned the hit "Jamboree" that peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. After the release of Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury, a dispute regarding finances developed between Kay Gee and Treach. Treach blamed Kay Gee for squandering the group's finances. Due to these disagreements DJ Kay Gee decided to leave Naughty by Nature in late 2000, he started to develop his own record label Divine Mill. In 2001 the group released a song'Here Comes The Money', used as the entrance theme for Shane McMahon in WWE; the remainder of the group and Vin Rock, released an album in 2002 called IIcons, using a variety of different producers including Da Beatminerz. In 2002, the group disbanded. In May 2006, Kay Gee reunited with Treach and rejoined Naughty by Nature at a concert at B. B. King's nightclub.
In April 2010 they released the single "Get to Know Me Better", featuring rapper Pitbull, while the B-side of the single was called "I Gotta Lotta". In 2010 they released the group's first mixtape, Naughty by Nature: Tha Mixtape. In 2011 the group worked on their long-delayed seventh group album, it saw release. Titled Anthem Inc. it came out December 13, 2011. It featured brand new material as well as re-recordings of the group's past hits. On June 11, 2011, Naughty by Nature became the first hip-hop group to perform at the esteemed baseball stadium Fenway Park, they performed "Hip Hop Hooray" as part of the mega boyband NKOTBSB's concert. In March 2012, following the release of a documentary on fellow New Jersey based hip hop group Sugar Hill Gang, Naughty by Nature performed in Asbury Park, NJ at the Garden State film festival. In May 2013, frontman Treach shocked fans when he revealed that Vin Rock had been "fired" from the group, after failing to put in the same amount of energy in the group as himself and member DJ Kay Gee.
At the time, Treach said. In April 2015, Treach said he and Vinnie had resolved their issues, but now their relationship is "business." "You got teammates, tha
O'Shea Jackson Sr. known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper and actor. Ice Cube gained recognition as a member of the hip hop group C. I. A. in 1984, which gained limited commercial success prior to disbanding three years later. Ice Cube, alongside Dr. Dre and Eazy E formed the group N. W. A, where he gained extreme notoriety as the group's primary songwriter and performer, noted for becoming one of the founding artists of gangsta rap, pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos. After leaving N. W. A in December 1989, Ice Cube embarked on a successful solo career, releasing the albums AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted and Death Certificate, both of which have attained platinum certification in the United States, while being classed as defining albums of the 1990s. Much of his musical output has contained harsh socio-political commentary and storytelling, which has earned him several accolades from multiple publications and artists cited as an influence and one of the best rappers of all time.
Following the release of Death Certificate, Ice Cube transitioned into film, where his popularity was further enhanced by his starring role in Boyz n the Hood, where his performance was praised. He wrote and starred in the Friday film series, which contributed to reinventing his public image as a movie star. Ice Cube has featured in the Barbershop, Ride Along, XXX film series, while serving as a producer to several other films, including Straight Outta Compton, a biographical film depicting the career of N. W. A.. As a businessman, Ice Cube has founded his clothing line, Solo by Cube, as well as the 3 on 3 basketball league Big3, which predominately features retired NBA players. O'Shea Jackson was born on June 15, 1969, in Baldwin Hills, South Central Los Angeles, the son of Doris, a hospital clerk and custodian, Hosea Jackson, who worked as a groundskeeper at UCLA and a machinist, he has an older brother as well as a half-sister, murdered when Ice Cube was 12. His cousin is Teren Delvon Jones known as Del tha Funky Homosapien, a part of the rap group Hieroglyphics and who has worked with Gorillaz.
Jackson grew up on Van Wick Street in South Central Los Angeles. In his early teens, Jackson developed an interest in hip hop music, began writing raps in Los Angeles George Washington Preparatory High School's typewriting class. Jackson penned his first rap song in the ninth grade after a friend named "Kiddo", challenged him to write a song during a typewriting class. Kiddo lost. On the origins of his rapper name, Ice Cube says, he is quoted as saying "He threatened to slam me into a freezer and pull me out when I was an ice cube. I just started using that name, it just caught on."At the age of 16, Jackson sold his first song to future N. W. A. member Eazy-E. Jackson attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, he enrolled at the Phoenix Institute of Technology in the fall of 1987 in Arizona. Being passionate about architecture, he studied architectural drafting, he returned to Los Angeles to pursue a rap career. Not sure of whether his rap career would work out, he would turn to become an architecture draftsman as a career backup.
With friend Sir Jinx, Ice Cube formed the C. I. A. and they performed at parties hosted by Dr. Dre. Dre soon entered the recording industry as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru. Dre saw Cube's potential as a writer and had him assist with writing Wreckin Cru's big L. A. hit track, "Cabbage Patch" as well as joining Cube on a side partnership which the duo called Stereo Crew. Stereo Crew produced a twelve-inch record, "She's a Skag" released on Epic Records in 1986. While Dr. Dre was DJing at L. A. dance club Eve After Dark, Ice Cube would rap over his music parodying songs by other artists. One such example of this was the song "My Penis," a parody of Run-DMC's "My Adidas." In a 2015 interview, club-owner Alonzo Williams said that he felt that this song damaged his reputation and asked for it not to be performed. In 1987, Ice Cube released the Dr. Dre produced single My Posse under with his group C. I. A.. After the collaboration, Ice Cube showed Eazy-E the lyrics to "Boyz-n-the-Hood". Eazy-E, although rejecting the lyrics recorded the song for N.
W. A. and the Posse, the debut album for the group N. W. A that included Dr. Dre, MC Ren, DJ Yella. Ice Cube was the only member of N. W. A, not from Compton, California. By this point Ice Cube was a full-time member of N. W. A along with Dr. Dre and MC Ren. Ice Cube wrote Dr. Dre's and Eazy-E's rhymes for the group's landmark album, Straight Outta Compton, released in 1988. However, towards the end of 1989, Ice Cube found himself at odds with the group's manager, Jerry Heller, after rejecting Heller's proposed contract terms. Ice Cube wrote the lyrics to half of both Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E's solo album, Eazy-Duz-It, but he was only paid $32,000 and his contract did not confirm that he was an official member of N. W. A; this led Ice Cube to leave the group and bring a private lawsuit against Jerry Heller, settled out of court. In response, the remaining N. W. A members attacked him on the EP 100 Miles and Runnin', on their next and final album, Niggaz4Life. In 1989, Ice Cube recorded his debut solo album, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, in New York with the Bomb Squad.
It was released in May 1990 and was an instant hit and contributing to the rising tide of rap's popularity in mainstream society. The album was charg
Knockin' Da Boots
"Knockin' da Boots" is the debut single from R&B group H-Town, taken from their debut album Fever for da Flavor. "Knockin' Da Boots" became one of the biggest R&B singles of 1993 according to the Billboard charts, where it peaked at number three for seven weeks, topped the R&B chart for four weeks, it helped win the band a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist. Knockin' Da Boots, was titled, "Knockin the Tennis Shoes" and was co written by Eric Coutryer in 1992 before it debuted in 1993; the song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and sold over 1.1 million copies. The song contains replayed elements of "Be Alright" by Zapp. In a profile of distinguished lawyer Kristine Huskey, Marie Claire magazine reported that Huskey had appeared as a dancer in the song's music video while working her way through law school. Single Knockin' Da Boots 5:29 Knockin' Da Boots 4:33 Knockin' Da Boots 5:29 H-Town Bounce 3:43 H-Town Bounce 3:43 R&B number-one hits of 1993 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, opinion, reviews and style, is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres, it hosts events, owns a publishing firm, operates several TV shows. Billboard was founded in 1894 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan as a trade publication for bill posters. Donaldson acquired Hennegen's interest in 1900 for $500. In the early years of the 20th century, it covered the entertainment industry, such as circuses and burlesque shows, created a mail service for travelling entertainers. Billboard began focusing more on the music industry as the jukebox and radio became commonplace. Many topics it covered were spun-off into different magazines, including Amusement Business in 1961 to cover outdoor entertainment, so that it could focus on music.
After Donaldson died in 1925, Billboard was passed down to his children and Hennegan's children, until it was sold to private investors in 1985, has since been owned by various parties. The first issue of Billboard was published in Cincinnati, Ohio by William Donaldson and James Hennegan on November 1, 1894, it covered the advertising and bill posting industry, was known as Billboard Advertising. At the time, billboards and paper advertisements placed in public spaces were the primary means of advertising. Donaldson handled editorial and advertising, while Hennegan, who owned Hennegan Printing Co. managed magazine production. The first issues were just eight pages long; the paper had columns like "The Bill Room Gossip" and "The Indefatigable and Tireless Industry of the Bill Poster". A department for agricultural fairs was established in 1896; the title was changed to The Billboard in 1897. After a brief departure over editorial differences, Donaldson purchased Hennegan's interest in the business in 1900 for $500 to save it from bankruptcy.
That May, Donaldson changed it from a monthly to a weekly paper with a greater emphasis on breaking news. He improved editorial quality and opened new offices in New York, San Francisco and Paris, re-focused the magazine on outdoor entertainment such as fairs, circuses and burlesque shows. A section devoted to circuses was introduced in 1900, followed by more prominent coverage of outdoor events in 1901. Billboard covered topics including regulation, a lack of professionalism and new shows, it had a "stage gossip" column covering the private lives of entertainers, a "tent show" section covering traveling shows, a sub-section called "Freaks to order". According to The Seattle Times, Donaldson published news articles "attacking censorship, praising productions exhibiting'good taste' and fighting yellow journalism"; as railroads became more developed, Billboard set up a mail forwarding system for traveling entertainers. The location of an entertainer was tracked in the paper's Routes Ahead column Billboard would receive mail on the star's behalf and publish a notice in its "Letter-Box" column that it has mail for them.
This service was first introduced in 1904, became one of Billboard's largest sources of profit and celebrity connections. By 1914, there were 42,000 people using the service, it was used as the official address of traveling entertainers for draft letters during World War I. In the 1960s, when it was discontinued, Billboard was still processing 1,500 letters per week. In 1920, Donaldson made a controversial move by hiring African-American journalist James Albert Jackson to write a weekly column devoted to African-American performers. According to The Business of Culture: Strategic Perspectives on Entertainment and Media, the column identified discrimination against black performers and helped validate their careers. Jackson was the first black critic at a national magazine with a predominantly white audience. According to his grandson, Donaldson established a policy against identifying performers by their race. Donaldson died in 1925. Billboard's editorial changed focus as technology in recording and playback developed, covering "marvels of modern technology" such as the phonograph, record players, wireless radios.
It began covering coin-operated entertainment machines in 1899, created a dedicated section for them called "Amusement Machines" in March 1932. Billboard began covering the motion picture industry in 1907, but ended up focusing on music due to competition from Variety, it created a radio broadcasting station in the 1920s. The jukebox industry continued to grow through the Great Depression, was advertised in Billboard, which led to more editorial focus on music; the proliferation of the phonograph and radio contributed to its growing music emphasis. Billboard published the first music hit parade on January 4, 1936, introduced a "Record Buying Guide" in January 1939. In 1940, it introduced "Chart Line", which tracked the best-selling records, was followed by a chart for jukebox records in 1944 called Music Box Machine charts. By the 1940s, Billboard was more of a music industry specialist publication; the number of charts it published grew after World War II, due to a growing variety of music interests and genres.
It had eight charts by 1987, covering different genres and formats, 28 charts by 1994. By 1943, Billboard had about 100 employees; the magazine's offices moved to Brighton, Ohio in 1946 to New York City in 1948. A five-column tabloid format was adopted in November 1950 and coated paper was first used in Billboard's print issues in January 1963, allowing for photojournalis
Whoomp! (There It Is)
"Whoomp!" is a song by the Miami bass group Tag Team. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1993; the song's critical reception has been mixed, appearing on both worst of all time lists. It is parodied and has become a staple of sporting events. Tag Team tried to prolong the success of "Whoomp!" with Addams Family and Disney versions, but none of those cracked the Top 40 and the group is considered a one-hit wonder. The song sampled a beginning synthesizer line from the 1980 Italo disco hit "I'm Ready" by Kano; the chorus is the same as the song "Whoot, There It Is" released by fellow Miami-based 95 South a month earlier, but the verse lyrics are different. Both songs charted on the Billboard chart at the same time, but "Whoot, There It Is" peaked at #11 and "Whoomp!" Peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Members of 95 South claim. "Whoot, There It Is" was released in March 1993, two months before "Whoomp!". Both singles were recorded in Atlanta. Tag Team member DC claimed that the phrase,'Whoomp!
There It Is' was coined by strippers from Florida working in Atlanta. DC was a DJ at an adult entertainment establishment in Georgia during that time. 95 South, were Miami-based, which led most to believe DC was either lying and knew about the track, or he was unaware that the phrase the Florida strippers were repeating in Georgia was from an already-released track. It seemed unlikely, if not impossible, for a professional DJ to be unaware of such a widely-played track considering that the Florida strippers he DJed for requested their own music to dance to. "Whoomp!" was rated #97 in VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders. The song listed at #58 on "Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time"; the video for the song features a large outdoor party. It was filmed at an Atlanta fairground. Extras were recruited by word-of-mouth and by an announcement on a local radio station. More than a thousand extras showed up for the shoot; the song has been featured in many facets of popular culture since its release.
In Brazil, throughout the 1990s, the song's chorus was adapted into a popular crowd chant. The song was used extensively during the Philadelphia Phillies run to the 1993 World Series; the song has been featured in several films, such as Shark Tale, Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Rio and Elf. DC did not realize that Elf had used the song until he saw the scene, where Will Ferrell dances to the song on top of a mailroom table, until he saw it in theaters. Derek Dorsett of the Vancouver Canucks used the song as his goal song for the 2015-16 NHL season, as the organization had begun to use specific goal songs for each of its main-stay players; the Chicago Cubs uses the song. Within a year of the release of "Whoomp!", Tag Team remixed the backing music with a version of the theme song from the original Addams Family television series to create the song "Addams Family" for the film Addams Family Values. Actors Christina Ricci and Jimmy Workman reprised their film roles as Wednesday Addams and Pugsley Addams for the song's music video.
This version appears as the closing track on the soundtrack album Addams Family Values: Music from the Motion Picture. "Addams Family" won the 1994 Razzie Award for its writers. In 1994, when the Houston Rockets won their first NBA Championship, Tag Team remixed their song yet again; this was titled "Hoop!". It was released on a CD honoring the team by Mobile One. In 1995, Tag Team made an alternate version of the song called "Whoomp!" Together with several Disney characters. It is the same song, but with several of its profane lyrics altered for children to depict Donald Duck's party in this version rather than a generic one in the original. British dance group Clock released a Eurodance cover of the track in July 1995, with the altered title of "Whoomph!". It was covered in 1998 by Triple S. In 2001, a UK garage version was released by BM Dubs and Mr Rumble which contained a sample of the Timo Maas remix of "Dooms Night"; the song was again covered in 2005 by Crazy Frog for the album Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits.
The hit song spent one week at #1 on the US R&B chart in 1993. On the Hot 100 chart dated July 10, "Whoomp!" reached a new peak at number two, sandwiched between Janet Jackson's "That's the Way Love Goes" above and UB40's "Can't Help Falling in Love" beneath - all three songs ended up next to each other at the Year-End edition of the chart, occupying the same positions, albeit in different orders. It spent seven weeks at #2 in September through October, 1993 on the Billboard Hot 100, but was kept out of the top slot by "Can't Help Falling in Love" and Mariah Carey's "Dreamlover"; the single is certified 4× Platinum in the US for shipments of over 4,000,000 copies and, despite never reaching number one on the pop chart, the song spent 24 non-consecutive weeks in the top ten becoming the longest running top ten song of all time until Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart” spent a week longer in 1997. It was ranked the second biggest song of 1993, behind Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".
It has sold over 3.5 million copies in the United States. R&B number-one hits of 1993 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Check Yo Self
"Check Yo Self" is the second hit single from Ice Cube's third solo album The Predator. It was released in July 1993 and features New York City rappers Das EFX, it topped both the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts while reaching number 20 on the Hot 100 chart. The song retains two main versions, the original and a remix which utilizes the same beat as Grandmaster Flash's "The Message", titled "Check Yo Self"; the original mix includes a sample from the intro of The Beastie Boys' track "The New Style", which uses the phrase "check it" throughout the chorus. The song is featured on Ice Cube's Bootlegs & B-Sides album and was released on his Greatest Hits album; the clean version of "Check Yo Self" can be found in the video game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on the West Coast hip hop radio station Radio Los Santos and in the soundtrack of the movie Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. A new recording, based on the original version of the song, featuring Chuck D was featured in the 2010 film Due Date.
In January 2010, Snoop Dogg released a cover version of the song. Guitarist Wayne Krantz included an instrumental version of the song on his 2012 album Howie 61; the music video for "Check Yo Self" uses the remix version. Similar to the video for his previous single "It Was A Good Day", most of the scenes follow and illustrate respective lyrics of the song; the video continues where "It Was A Good Day" left off, with Ice Cube's home being surrounded and invaded by the LAPD before he is handcuffed and taken under arrest for murder. Ice Cube is brought to L. A. County jail where he spends the majority of the video experiencing the conflict described in the lyrics, such as disputes between cellmates and breaking up with his girlfriend. Cube references his role in Boyz n the Hood "Oh boy, I make dough, but don't call me Doughboy, this ain't no fucking motion picture". After six months pass, Ice Cube is able to win over the female guard watching him, she helps. The two drive off into the night. "Check Yo' Self" "Check Yo' Self" "It Was a Good Day" "It Was a Good Day" "24 with an L" Original version: "I'm Blue" by The Sweet Inspirations "The New Style" by Beastie BoysRemix version: "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five "Deeez Nuuuts" by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dat Nigga Daz, Nate Dogg and Warren G R&B number-one hits of 1993 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics