Party – Dis ‘N’ Dat | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: R&B (#59) & Hot Rap Singles (#11); 1995

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

By now you’re intimately familiar with the Whoot/Whoomp phenomenon of 1993. Throughout the summer, the sounds of Whoot, There It Is by 95 South and Whoomp! (There It Is) by Tag Team jumped off deejay turntables across the nation.

Whoot and Whoomp inevitably inspired an answer record, specifically Whoot, Here It Is (The Answer) by two sisters from Atlanta. Tishea “Dis” and Tenesia “Dat” Bennett’s riff on Whoot – built on the beat of Miami Bass – also featured a vocal assist from 95 South.

A year later Dis ‘N’ Dat returned to the airwaves and automobile subwoofers with Party. Written by 69 Boyz’ member Albert Bryant, and Whoot originators Nathaniel “C.C. Lemonhead” Orange and Johnny “Jay Ski” McGowan, Party featured Bryant’s Boyz on backing vocals.

The sample came courtesy of KC and The Sunshine Band’s 1979 Top 10 R&B hit, Do You Wanna Go Party.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2024 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Quad City DJ
  • CC Lemonhead
  • Jay Ski

Lyrics Written by:

  • Van Bryant
  • Thrill Da Playa
  • Richard Finch
  • C.C. Lemonhead
  • Jay “Ski” McGowanHarry Wayne Casey