Hit Em wit da Hee

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"Hit 'Em wit da Hee"
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Single by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Kim and Mocha
from the album Supa Dupa Fly & Can't Hardly Wait
Released April 3, 1998 (1998-04-03)
Format
Recorded 1997; Master Sound Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Genre
Length 4:20 (album version)
4:49 (remix)
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Timbaland
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott singles chronology
"Beep Me 911"
(1998)
"Hit 'Em wit Da Hee"
(1998)
"Make It Hot"
(1998)
Lil' Kim singles chronology
"Not Tonight"
(1997)
"Hit Em Wit Da Hee"
(1998)
"No Matter What They Say"
(2000)
Mocha singles chronology
"Hit Em Wit Da Hee"
(1998)
"Make It Hot"
(1998)

"Hit 'Em wit da Hee" is a single by singer/rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. The track is found on her debut album, 1997's Supa Dupa Fly. The single was not eligible to chart in the U.S. (because it was not commercially released there), and it was a success overseas, reaching No. 25 in the UK, her fourth consecutive top 40 hit. The music video edit of the song contains sampled strings from the Björk song "Jóga". In The U.S. the album version was released to radio and it received minor mainstream urban radio airplay and peaked at No. 61 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song takes place in a dark castle on a hill and it was shot on March 31, 1998. Missy is seen in a suit dancing with other dancers. When the song changes to the "Jóga" beat, Missy is seen walking with a magic chalice and three objects floating beside her; specifically a teapot, a metal egg holder and a metal gauntlet. Cameo appearances are made by Magoo, Nicole Wray, Ginuwine, Playa, Mocha, and Timbaland. The song ends with the metal horse moving rapidly almost as if Missy had something to do with it. The remix of the song was used for the video. Instead of featuring Lil' Kim, the remix features Kelly Price, Mocha and Timbaland.

Cover versions and interpolations[edit]

Danny! would later pay homage to Elliott by rapping the third verse to his song "Evil" in the same cadence as the final verse in "Hit Em wit da Hee". The rap was also performed over a sample from "Jóga".

Track listings[edit]

US Single[edit]

12" Promo[1]

Side A

  1. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Remix Extended Version) (featuring Lil' Kim & Mocha)
  2. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (LP Version Clean) (featuring Lil' Kim & Mocha)

Side B

  1. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Remix Instrumental)
  2. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Remix Acapella) (featuring Lil' Kim & Mocha)
12" Single[2]

Side A

  1. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Remix Extended Version) (featuring Lil' Kim & Mocha) - 4:57

Side B

  1. "Beep Me 911" (Remix) (featuring 702 & Magoo) - 4:20
  2. "Sock It 2 Me" (Funky DL Remix) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:30

UK Single[edit]

CD Maxi-Single[3]
  1. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (LP Version) (featuring Lil' Kim & Mocha) - 4:53
  2. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Ganja Kru Remix) (featuring Lil' Kim & Mocha) - 6:42
  3. "Sock It 2 Me" (Funky DL Remix) (featuring Da Brat) - 4:30

Europe Single[edit]

12" Single[4]

Side A

  1. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (LP Version Dirty) (featuring Lil' Kim & Mocha) - 4:20

Side B

  1. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Remix Instrumental) - 4:53
  2. "Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee" (Ganja Kru Remix) (featuring Lil' Kim & Mocha) - 6:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK Top 75 Singles 25
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay 61

References[edit]