Itzsoweezee (HOT)

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"Itzsoweezee (HOT)"
Single by De La Soul
from the album Stakes Is High
Released 1996
Format CD single
12" single
Recorded 1996
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:55
Label Tommy Boy
Writer(s) K. Mercer, D. Jolicoeur, V. Mason, J. Yancey, D. Smith, S. B. Preston, A. Jamal, J. Brown
Producer(s) De La Soul[1]
De La Soul singles chronology
"Stakes Is High"
(1996)
"Itzsoweezee (HOT)"
(1996)
"4 More"
(1997)

"Itzsoweezee (HOT)" is a song by De La Soul and the second single to be released from their fourth album, Stakes Is High, which was released in 1996. The song is entirely performed by group member Trugoy the Dove.

The video directed by Marcus Turner to "Itzsoweezee" remains one of the group's most famous. The concept is a school lunchroom in which many of the respected MCs in Hip-Hop come to eat which eventually leads to a Food Fight. Students eating at the tables include Prince Paul, members of The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Lords of the Underground, Pete Rock, Guru, Kid Capri and many more.

The b-side to the single was a remix of "Stakes Is High" featuring Mos Def and Truth Enola.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Itzsoweezee (HOT) (Album Version)"
  2. "Itzsoweezee (HOT) (De La Soul Remix feat. Yankee B)"
  3. "Itzsoweezee (HOT) (Album Instrumental)"
  4. "Stakes Is High (Remix)"
  5. "Stakes Is High (Remix Instrumental)"
  6. "Itzsoweezee (HOT) (A Cappella)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 13
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.discogs.com/De-La-Soul-Itzsoweezee-Hot/release/353372 Itzsoweezee 12-inch single at Discogs