Oh My God (A Tribe Called Quest song)

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"Oh My God"
Single by A Tribe Called Quest
from the album Midnight Marauders
B-side "Lyrics to Go"
Released June 1994
Format digital download, 12" maxi single
Recorded Fall, 1993
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 3:30
Label Jive Records
Producer(s) A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest singles chronology
"Electric Relaxation"
(1994)
"Oh My God"
(1994)
"1nce Again"
(1996)
From the Tribe's 3rd album Midnight Marauders.

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"Oh My God" is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest's third album Midnight Marauders. It contains a sample of "Who's Gonna Take the Weight?" by Kool & the Gang and "Absolutions" by Max Roach. It also features Busta Rhymes on the chorus.

Music video[edit]

The video starts in a convenience store where Q-Tip and Phife Dawg are buying snacks. When they get outside, the video shoot's moving stage drives away with Ali on it. As they run after it, kids chase them. After catching up with it and getting on, Q-Tip begins to rap. There are three main scenes: a gate area, the group on the stage, and Busta Rhymes on top of a deli. Near the end, when Q-Tip says, "Take off your boots 'cause you can't run the race", the children stop running.

Remixes and appearances[edit]

  • A remix of the song was featured on The Love Movement. The percussion of the Remix was subsequently sampled and used for the percussion of the Jay-Z song Dead Presidents.
  • Part of the song was re-recorded for TLC's CrazySexyCool album.
  • The song was featured in the controversial 1995 film Kids.