It's Funky Enough

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"It's Funky Enough"
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Single by The D.O.C.
from the album No One Can Do It Better
ReleasedJune 16, 1989
FormatCassette single
12" single
Recorded1989
GenreWest Coast hip hop
Length4:27
Label
Songwriter(s)The D.O.C.
Producer(s)Dr. Dre
The D.O.C. singles chronology
"It's Funky Enough"
(1989)
"The D.O.C. & The Doctor"
(1989)

"It's Funky Enough" is the debut single by American rapper, The D.O.C., featured as the first track on his 1989 debut album No One Can Do It Better. It spent 18 weeks on the US Top Rap Songs chart, including four at #1. A video shot in black and white was made to promote the song.

Background[edit]

The song was produced by Dr. Dre. It samples "Misdemeanor" by Foster Sylvers. The song has appeared on many video games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, True Crime: Streets of LA and Madden 2005. Its line "Y'all ready for this?" has been sampled on many rap albums, and is heard in the title screen of the platform game Jazz Jackrabbit 2.

Samples and covers[edit]

Most notably, "Y'all ready for this?" has been made globally famous as a sample in the song "Get Ready for This" by early-'90s dance group 2 Unlimited. That song is arguably the most played opening song for arena-based sporting events.

The quote "stop him in his tracks, show him that I am Ruthless" was sampled by Eazy-E for the chorus of his diss song against Dr. Dre, "Real Muthaphuckkin' G's" in 1993.

"It's Funky Enough" was sampled again by Eazy-E in his song "Creep N Crawl", which appears on his 1995 posthumous album Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton.[1]

The line "when I am flowing" is sampled by Seattle rapper Kid Sensation in the song "Flowin'", which appears on the 1990 album Rollin' With Number One.

Track listing[edit]

US 12" Vinyl Single

A side

  1. "It's Funky Enough" (LP version) - 4:29
  2. "It's Funky Enough" (instrumental) - 4:22
  3. "It's Funky Enough" (a cappella) - 0:44

B side

  1. "No One Can Do It Better" (LP version)- 4:50
  2. "No One Can Do It Better" (instrumental) - 4:50
  3. "No One Can Do It Better" (a cappella) - 1:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) 12
US Rap Songs (Billboard) 1
US Dance/Electronic Singles (Billboard) 24

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