First Appearance:Check Your Head LP, 21 April 1992 Written by: Beastie Boys and Mark Nishita Performed by:Adam Yauch (bass), Michael Diamond (drums), Adam Horovitz (guitar), Mark Nishita (D6, Clav, Organ, Wurlitzer), James Bradley Jr (percussion) Production Notes: Engineered by Mario Caldato, produced by Beastie Boys and Mario Caldato. Recorded and mixed at G-Son Studios, Atwater Village, CA. Sequenced at PCP Labs.
Behind the Beats and Lyrics...
"Funky Worm" by Ohio Players from the album Pleasure (1972)
"Under Mi Sensi" by Barrington Levy from the single "Under Mi Sensi" (1985)
"Bicentennial Nigger" by Richard Pryor from the album Bicentennial Nigger (1976)
Sample & Reference Breakdown
Speech and audience laughter - sample from "Bicentennial Nigger" by Richard Pryor
"...a slick reggae cut propelled by a slinky guitar" - Rolling Stone, 1992