Yukmouth, Luniz rap artist

The record we sampled, Why You Treat Me So Bad by Club Nouveau, was always the dopest. A million rap artists were rapping over another record of theirs, Rumors, but I was always about this beat. It simply got you. It was the late 80s when I initially heard it– my sister utilized to play it and I was mesmerised by that “boop boop”, those keys at the beginning. That shit was hypnotising.

At the time in rap, everyone was speaking about getting high but no one was discussing what it took to get high. We were struggling kids, fresh outta high school, messing about on the streets. It used to be you ‘d go 5 and 5 on a $10 bag of marijuana. Being real comics, we thought it ‘d be funny to do a track talking about attempting to put our money together to purchase a sack. Like, “I believe I got two dollars in my sock, what you got?” That was our truth at the time. That phrase just meant you wished to pitch in on some weed.


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_ blank “> Twitter Pinterest Watch the video for I Got 5 on It Initially, we rapped the hook but [producer] Tone Capone desired a vocalist on it. He was currently working with Mike Marshall from Timex Social Club and so he added the melody. Everything about it was best. There’s a slowed-down variation in the

motion picture United States– and, let me inform you, it’s spooky When it was on mainstream radio, there were individuals

coming down to it who just thought it was a catchy line. Our slang camouflaged what we were in fact saying, which allowed the tune to infect places it couldn’t have if it was real specific, like,” Roll up, illuminate, smoke that weed, kids!” After the tune blew up, it became universal– you might put five on anything.” I got 5 on some beer”, “I got five on some McDonald’s”,” I got 5 on some gas. “It’s a true blessing understanding we had the ability to represent weed culture and put a weed anthem out there on mainstream radio and TELEVISION. We eliminated it with the lyrics, the beat was effective and it’s got a powerful-ass hook. All we ever desired was to get something on our hometown radio. We knew with this track we had something for the [

San Francisco] Bay Location. But we had no concept it was gon na be a worldwide hit or a classic. Now it’s in the Jordan Peele movie Us, which has actually breathed new life into the tune. There’s a slowed-down, orchestral variation in the film and, let me tell you, it’s scary.

Tone Capone, producer Yuk and Numskull concerned me with the record they wanted to become a beat. I understood it already and had the 12in cos I was a DJ. I liked the groove however there was method excessive reverb in the mix. The drums were too far back. It didn’t compare with my noise at that time, which was really in advance– I desired everything in your face. So I decreased the beat and added bells, voices and scratches.

I ‘d simply had a kid, so when it blew up, it was an excellent year for me– it helped spend for diapers and cribs

We took it to Pajama studios in Oakland, laid it down and I understood right away it was a great tune. 5 is my favourite number. I was born upon 5 November, and when I played baseball, I used the number five. So it was currently lucky to me. I ‘d simply had a kid when it came out in 95, so when it exploded, it was an excellent year for me. Did it assist spend for diapers and baby cribs and shit? For sure!

I ‘d done a couple things before this: an Erik B and Rakim remix, a tune on the very first SWV album … however this was major. People were singing it in Germany, in France. People were striking me from London. Throughout the years, Puffy’s utilized it, Meek Mill has used it, Yo Gotti has actually used it, J-Lo did a remix, Jessica Simpson did a version. It’s been insane.

To me, it’s a record that states, “Let’s celebration.” That’s all it’s really stating. “Hey, let’s go get a bag, smoke and have fun.” I Got 5 on It indicates team up and get together. Now, because of < a href =" https://www.theguardian.com/film/us" class =" u-underline"

> Us, a whole new generation will celebration to it.

- United States is out on DVD on


18 June.


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