“La Di Da Di” a classic storytelling track, and one of the most influential rap songs of all time. As of 2021, WhoSampled lists over 1,000 songs that have sampled or incorporated lines from this track. (We’ll be pointing out a few in the annotations, but naturally we missed some.) It was famously covered by Snoop (and less famously by Mindless Self Indulgence).

It was originally released as the b-side to the Fresh’s groundbreaking classic “The Show” in 1985. While the a-side was included on his debut album Oh My God! the following year, “La Di Da Di” was only found on the single.