Based around samples from Isaac Hayes' “A Few More Kisses to Go” and “All Night Long” by the Mary Jane Girls, Redman tries to smooth things out to match the R&B samples but eventually goes for what he knows with his hardcore style after some “encouragement” from Hurricane G.
“Tonight’s da Night” was released as the third single from Whut? Thee Album and peaked at #78 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The remixed version was featured as a bonus track on his sophomore album, Dare Iz a Darkside.
Erick Sermon talked about the production of the song:
That was one of the first [records we did together for Whut? Thee Album]. That came from being in the condo and playing some 45s. I was just playing some 45s that day. I heard the melody, and the beat was slow, so I sped it up [from 33] to 45. And I was like, “Wow.” I liked it, but I didn’t know he was going to like it. But he liked it.
[The Hurricane G part in the beginning, where she tells him to switch from a smooth style to a hardcore style] was all him. He probably liked the beat, but I guess when he was saying [the rap] he probably was getting too smooth on the beat. And I think that was just them [being creative].