Chart Performance: Pop (#28) & R&B (#28); 1994
Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne
Booty and Bass, specifically the genre known as Miami Bass, go together like, well, hand and glove. While we’re all familiar with “booty,” perhaps a very brief look at the emergence of Miami Bass might be welcome. MB’s driving force – electro-bass – moved from New York to Florida in the groove of Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock, which rode on a sample from Kraftwerk’s Trans-Europe Express. The year was 1982. In 1986 former Californian’s 2 Live Crew jumped into the scene and three years later broke Bass nationally with Me So Horny, the theme of which set the template for the booty bass trax to follow. Luke and the Crew continued to work that thing into the nineties when the biggest bass booms hit the charts, such as Tag Team’s Whoomp! (There It Is). Among the new wave of bass and booty lovers was Isiah Pinkney, a rapper from Augusta, GA known as 12 Gauge, who scored with his own ode to posterior power.
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- Doug Grigsby
- David Michery
Lyrics Written by:
- Isiah Pinkney
- Robert “Flash” Gordon