Pussyole (Old Skool)

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"Pussyole (Old Skool)"
Dizzee Rascal - Pussy'ole (Old Skool).jpg
Single by Dizzee Rascal
from the album Maths + English
Released30 July 2007
FormatCD single
vinyl
Digital download
Recorded2007
GenreBritish hip hop
Length3:28
LabelXL Recordings
Songwriter(s)D. Mills
Producer(s)Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal singles chronology
"Sirens"
(2007)
"Pussyole (Old Skool)"
(2007)
"Flex"
(2007)

"Pussyole (Old Skool)" also known as just "Pussyole" and cleanly as just "Old Skool", is the second single taken from British rapper Dizzee Rascal's third studio album Maths + English, and eighth overall. It reached #22 on the UK Singles Chart and topped the UK Indie Singles Chart for a week. The word "pussyole" is a slang term for someone who is weak and generally scared, and would not back up their friends during confrontation.

Wiley[edit]

The song is rumoured to be a diss to former friend Wiley of the Roll Deep crew, with whom he had a conflict, which made Dizzee (who was once a member) leave the crew. Wiley responded to the song in a video circulating on YouTube, in which he also takes jabs at rappers Kano and Lethal Bizzle, and then later with the track "Letter 2 Dizzee", from his album Playtime Is Over, to try to end the rift between them.

In the clean version, the chorus is removed, because of the repetition of the phrase "Pussyole".

Samples[edit]

The song samples the "Yeah! Woo!" break from Lyn Collins' "Think (About It)". Because of sample clearance issues, the song was removed from the Definitive Jux copies of the album in the US.

Track listing[edit]

CD:

  1. "Pussyole (Old Skool)" (explicit version)
  2. "Old Skool (Pussyole)" (clean version)
  3. "My Life" (featuring Newham Generals)
  4. "My Life" (instrumental)
  5. "Pussyole (Old Skool)" (instrumental)
  6. "Pussyole (Old Skool)" (a cappella)

7" Vinyl:

  1. "Pussyole (Old Skool)" (explicit version)
  2. "Old Skool (Pussyole)" (clean version)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 22

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