Da' Dip

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"Da' Dip"
Single by Freak Nasty
from the album Controversee...That's Life...And That's the Way It Is
B-side "Bump that Rump"
Released July 23, 1996
Format Vinyl, cassette, CD
Recorded 1996
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:57
Label Triad
Writer(s) Freak Nasty
Producer(s) Freak Nasty
Freak Nasty singles chronology
"Da' Dip"
(1996)
"Do What U Feel"
(1998)

"Da' Dip" is a song written and recorded by American hip-hop artist Freak Nasty. It was released in July 1996 as the lead single from his second album, Controversee...That's Life...And That's the Way It Is. To date, "Da' Dip" is Freak Nasty's only top forty hit.

Upon its release in the summer of 1996, "Da' Dip" failed to make an impact on the Billboard charts, charting low on both the R&B and rap charts. The song, however, managed to break through into the mainstream the following year, reaching number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Da' Dip" was then certified gold by the RIAA on April 10, 1997 before reaching platinum certification on June 3 of that year for shipments exceeding one million copies;[1] the single sold one million units in 1997 alone.[2]

Lyrics[edit]

The famous refrain is as follows:

I put my hand up on your hip
When I dip you dip we dip
You put your hand up on my hip
When you dip I dip we dip

The text is non-punctuated in the original music video.[3]

One common interpretation is that the text is a description of a series of three successive real dips in time: first I dip, then you dip, then we dip. An alternative interpretation is that the text is a logical statement: when I dip and you dip, that means we dip. Here the word "when" serves as a key indication of coincidence-in-time of the "I dip" and the "you dip", which leads to the conclusion "we dip".

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was shot at Henry Grady High School in Atlanta.[citation needed]

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Da' Dip" (Clean) – 3:52
  2. "Down Low" (Clean Remix) – 4:23
  3. "Bump That Rump" (Clean Remix) – 3:43
  4. "Da' Dip" (Instrumental) – 3:52

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Canada Dance (RPM)[4] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 15
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[5] 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles[5] 4
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[5] 6
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[5] 41

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"One More Time" by Real McCoy
Canadian RPM Dance chart number-one single
June 16–23, 1997 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Call Me" by Le Click

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American certifications – FreakNasty – Da Dip". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  2. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Original Music Video Da Dip". Power Pictures Inc. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Canadian dance peak
  5. ^ a b c d e Allmusic peaks

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