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Rewind Wednesdays: De La Soul (feat. Redman) – “Oooh”
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RewindWednesdays

Being that my love for Hip-Hop came to fruition at a time when vinyl reigned supreme, I thought it would be fitting to start a new column where we bring it back to the essence and feature some oldies, but goodies, to interrupt your regularly scheduled program of disposable new music. That said, for our inaugural ‘Rewind Wednesdays’ column, it would be fitting to feature De La Soul‘s “Oooh,” featuring Redman. For starters, the native Long Island trifecta released their first single in nearly nine years today! As if that wasn’t reason enough, Brick City’s Redman celebrates being 43 years young today, so all signs point to “Oooh.”

 

The 12″ was originally released in July 4th of 2000 with “Foolin'” on the flipside in promotion for the De La’s fifth studio album, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump. Interestingly, a few versions of this single surfaced, including the sans “Foolin'” promo 12″, which featured the acapella on the flip. Produced by both Adlib and De La Soul, the song samples from Fred Wesley and The J.B.’s “Blow Your Head” which may also ring some bells (literally) as that quirky head ringing alarm has been used countlessly throughout Hip-Hop history (Public Enemy, Digable Planets, Killer Mike.. the list goes on). A video for “Oooh” also surfaced (see below) which takes on a Brick City twist of the Wizard of Oz, where Rah Digga plays the role of Dorothy, Posdnuos is the Scarecrow, Dave as the Tin Man, Maseo as the Cowardly Lion and Redman as Oz himself. Let’s also not forget Dave Chapelle’s cameo as the douchebag doorman.. classic shit.

 

 

Lyrics: Rap Genius

 

On the flipside, De La connects with Deaf 2 U Inc., to produce “Foolin'” which samples from Quincy Joines “If I Ever Lose This Heaven” taken from his 1974 LP, Body Heat. “Foolin'” is the 15th song on the 17 track LP.

 

STREAM: De La Soul – “Foolin'”

 

While you fools claim corners, we gon’ claim theeories/ Y’all some stickball ni**as, we the World Series…

 

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

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