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
"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 video which was filmed on January 29, 1996, shows the single's video (directed by Hype Williams) is shot entirely through a fisheye lens, with some parts being shot in slow motion so the end result appears sped up, something that became Rhymes' trademark in later videos. The video opens with the song "Everything Remains Raw" and Busta rapping in a car while driving through New York. Many Hip hop fans see "Woo Hah" as one of the most creative and most colorful hip hop videos of all time. Fans also see "Woo Hah" as a classic hip hop song.

Remixes[edit]

The official remix of the song is called, "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check (The Worldwide Remix)", and features rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard and the video for that is shot in a padded room located in the hotel.

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[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 57

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