Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check

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"Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check"
Single by Busta Rhymes
from the album The Coming
Released January 6, 1996
Format 12" single, CD5", Cassette Single
Recorded 1995
Genre Hip hop, comedy hip hop
Length 4:31
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Busta Rhymes, Rashad Smith
Producer(s) Rashad "Ringo" Smith
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Busta Rhymes singles chronology
"Do My Thing"
(1995)
"Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check"
(1996)
"It's a Party"
(1996)

"Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check" is Busta Rhymes' first solo single and was released in 1996 from his solo debut album The Coming. The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and also peaked at the same position in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. In the United States, the song was released as a double A-side single with "Everything Remains Raw".

In 2008, It was ranked number 56 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.[1]

The song was selected as one of many songs you must hear & download in the musical reference book, 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die: And 10,001 You Must Download.

In 2012, Rhymes was sued by The Sugarhill Gang for copyright infringement for an allegedly uncredited interpolation of the group's 1980 song "8th Wonder."[2]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Hype Williams.[3] The video for the remix version of the song was directed by Michael Lucero and it features Ol' Dirty Bastard.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length
United States 12" single
A1. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (Album Version)" 4:40
A2. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The World Wide Remix)" 4:25
A3. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The Jay-Dee Bounce Remix)" 4:42
A4. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The DJ Scratch Albany Projects Remix)" 4:48
B1. "Everything Remains Raw (Album Version)" 3:43
B2. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The World Wide Remix Instrumental)" 4:18
B3. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The Jay-Dee Bounce Remix Instrumental)" 4:42
B4. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The Jay-Dee Other Shit Remix)" 4:42
B5. "Everything Remains Raw (Album Version Instrumental)" 3:38
United Kingdom 12" single
A1. "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check (Album Radio Edit)" 4:41
A2. "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check (Fila Mix 3)" 4:55
A3. "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check (The DJ Scratch Albany Projects Remix)" 4:10
A4. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (TataDenata blend)" 4:28
B1. "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check (Origin Unknown Mix)" 6:44
B2. "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check (Fila Mix 4)" 6:39
B3. "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check (The Jay-Dee Other Shit Remix)" 4:10
United States CD single
1. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check" 4:40
2. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The World Wide Remix)" 4:25
3. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The Jay Dee Bounce Remix)" 4:42
4. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The DJ Scratch Albany Projects Remix)" 4:48
5. "Everything Remains Raw" 3:43
6. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The World Wide Remix Instrumental)" 4:18
7. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The Jay Dee Bounce Remix Instrumental)" 4:42
8. "Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check (The Jay Dee Other Shit Remix)" 4:42
9. "Everything Remains Raw (Album Instrumental)" 3:37

Charts and certifications[edit]

Samples and remixes[edit]

Samples Galt Macdermot's "Space" (1969).

Rapper J Dilla produced two remixes in 1996. Rashad Smith produced the World Wide Remix, Origin Unknown a remix in 1996 and DJ Scratch the Albany Projects Remix in 1997.

Rapper Tonedeff used lyrics of the song for his 1996 single Kids Can't Flow and Cut Killer used it on La Haine. Redman used vocals of the song for his release Rock Da Spot, later released on the album Muddy Waters.

In 2000, Slum Village inserted the vocals into the song Once Upon a Time which would later be released on Fantastic, Vol. 2.

Girl Talk sampled vocals on his 2008 album Feed the Animals for the track What's It All About. WBBL released Bust a Fuze in 2012 which contained sampled vocals of the song.

Slaughterhouse used the vocals of the song for the track Coffin on their 2012 album Welcome to: Our House.

The vocals were also used for the song All In Check by DJ Butcher in 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stereogum: VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs
  2. ^ http://pagesix.com/2012/12/29/woo-hah-all-in-court/
  3. ^ "mvdbase.com - Busta Rhymes - "Woo-hah! got you all in check [version 1]"". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "mvdbase.com - Michael Lucero technician videography". Music Video DataBase. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kent, David (2006). Australian Chart Book 1993–2005. St Ives, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-45889-2. 
  6. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Busta Rhymes feat. Rampage The Last Boy Scout – Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 27, 1996" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Busta Rhymes feat. Rampage The Last Boy Scout – Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Busta Rhymes feat. Rampage The Last Boy Scout – Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Busta Rhymes feat. Rampage The Last Boy Scout – Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check". Singles Top 60. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Archive Chart: 1996-05-11" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  12. ^ "Busta Rhymes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Busta Rhymes. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Busta Rhymes – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Busta Rhymes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Busta Rhymes. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  15. ^ "Busta Rhymes Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Busta Rhymes. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  16. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard (BPI Communications Inc.) 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 7, 2015.