Hip Hop Hooray

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"Hip Hop Hooray"
Single by Naughty by Nature
from the album 19 Naughty III
Released December 10, 1992 (UK)
January 19, 1993 (US)
Recorded September - October 1992 at Unique Recording Studios NYC
Genre Hip hop, new jack swing
Length 4:26
Label Tommy Boy Records
Producer(s) DJ Kay Gee
Naughty by Nature singles chronology
"Uptown Anthem"
"Hip Hop Hooray"
"It's On"

"Hip Hop Hooray" is a hip hop single released by hip hop group, Naughty By Nature, in 1993. The song spent one week at number one on the US R&B chart, and reached number eight on the US Pop chart.[1] The song contains lyrics boasting the group's love of hip hop and their fascination with good-looking women. The chorus of "hey...ho...hey...ho" lyric is among the most popular choruses in the genre.

The music video was directed by Spike Lee, who also appears in it. Queen Latifah, Eazy-E, Monie Love, Da Youngsta's and Run-DMC also make appearances in the video. The Kingdome in Seattle, WA would also play the song as Ken Griffey, Jr. of the Seattle Mariners would come to bat and Mariners fans would sway back and forth with their hands in the air chanting the "Hey...ho..." chorus. The song was featured on the soundtrack of the 1999/2000 EA Sports release NBA Live 2000 and also in the 2013 Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street, although briefly.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hip Hop Hooray" (LP Version)
  2. "Hip Hop Hooray" (Extended Mix)
  3. "The Hood Comes First" (LP Version)
  4. "Hip Hop Hooray" (Instrumental)
  5. "The Hood Comes First" (Instrumental)


End of year chart (1993) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 8


Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 424. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  3. ^ "American single certifications – Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 2, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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