Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check [1996]

You have to hand it to the guy, its not just the track, its the performance. The track is a given, its catchy as hell, the bassline is a guaranteed head nodder but on this tune, its all about Rhymes. He’s a fantastic showman, giving what could have been an average tune and takes it to the next level with the lyrical gymnastics and visual performance in the video.

Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check (Origin Unknown Remix) – The track that introduced me to the original.

From Discogs
Origin Unknown get busy with Busta’s Summer 96 smash and the result has got to be one of the heaviest Drum n Bass remixes of a Hip Hop track there is after Zinc’s Shook Ones RMX. Choosing not to over complicate things, Ant and Andy create what at first may seem to be quite a simple dancefloor roller, but listen closer and their skill at manipulating beats really shines through, break layered upon break so perfectly it sounds as if they were made for each other.

Every DJ on the circuit was smashing this at the time and due to the originals popularity it became a big favourite with the crowds as well, remember Randall rinsing it at Tribal Gathering ’96 with GQ strutting the stage giving it Ya Ya Yaaaa down the mic back in the day! Should of gone down as a classic but sadly the pressing quality on the released version wasnt quite up to the job with 3 tunes per side taking all the weight out of it, leaving either cutting a plate from the CD release or finding this rare promo as the only option if you want to properly experience this tune on wax. Well worth tracking down, good luck though because I have heard from a reliable source that there are only 100 copies!

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