Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday Throwbacks: Paperboy - "Ditty"

Yezzir! I love this damn song.  Even to this day I can spit back every single word like it was 1992 all over again.  "Ditty" was the shit back in the day.  It was one of the most infectious songs out at the time and it was just pop friendly enough that it crossed over to become a huge hit. 

Occasionally during an Old School DJ set, I would throw this on and everyone would go nuts.  It's not as overplayed as some of the other Old School Hip Hop songs like "Humpty Dance" or "Baby Got Back" so it always got everyone fired up and out on the dance floor. You gotta love joints like that. 

One little hidden gem about this song is the double lyrics.  If you listen close enough, you can hear Ditty doubling his voice with two separate recordings which isn't a new concept but the cool part is every so often at the end of a line he says a different word than on the first recording.  The most obvious one is in the third verse when he goes "You ain't seen/heard a damn thing."  I thought that was cool as shit back in the day.

Also, I didn't realize this until just now but the song samples Zapp & Roger's "Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)".  Dope!  You gotta love that old school funk. 

Ditty - The Nine Yards
Ditty - The Nine Yards
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