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 Seattle Mariners would play the song after Ken Griffey Jr. was officially announced coming to bat at the Kingdome, especially in 1995, the year of the Mariners' first Major League Baseball playoff appearance. It is currently played at Yankee Stadium after a Yankees player hits a home run. Kids Incorporated covered "Hip Hop Hooray" in 1993 in the Season 9 episode "Writing on the Wall".