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The innovative, self-produced hit from their Platinum-selling debut album, Dead Serious, showcased Skoob and Dray’s playful rapid vocal delivery, which would add gibberish such as “-edy” or “-ity” to the end of words, increasing the syllables in their lines. The duo also meshed popular culture with hip-hop slang by using childhood memories. Their lyrics are full of references to cartoons, television shows, commercials, nursery rhymes, children’s songs, and breakfast foods they were exposed to while growing up.

Topping the US Rap Chart in June 1992 and crossing over to pop, peaking at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, the classic track had a far-reaching effect on rap music, popularizing the “flipping the tongue” style of hip-hop.