Oh My God (A Tribe Called Quest song)

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"Oh My God"
Single by A Tribe Called Quest featuring Busta Rhymes
from the album Midnight Marauders
B-side"Lyrics to Go"
ReleasedJune 1994
FormatCD, 12" maxi single
GenreAlternative hip hop
Composer(s)Jonathan Davis, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Lyricist(s)Jonathan Davis, Malik Taylor, Trevor Smith, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Producer(s)A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest singles chronology
"Electric Relaxation"
"Oh My God"
"1nce Again"

"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. 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 limited edition of 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 the song "Intro-lude" on TLC's CrazySexyCool album.
  • The song was featured in the controversial 1995 film Kids.