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Album: Robbin' The HoodReleased: 1994
No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani sang on this, making it into a duet running 1:57; she used to go out with Sublime lead singer Brad Nowell. On the Sublime: Stories, Tales, Lies & Exaggerations
DVD, Stefani explained that Nowell wrote this in the studio and did his vocal in one take.
This was recorded before either Sublime or No Doubt were famous. Both groups rose to fame in the mid-'90s on the Southern California punk scene that also featured Green Day and the Offspring and was fathered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This is based on a popular Jamaican song called "She's Mine" by the dancehall singer Barrington Levy. Sublime recorded it as a tribute to Levy, changing the lyrics but keeping the music pretty much intact. After Sublime lead singer Brad Nowell died, their bass player and drummer formed the Long Beach Dub All-Stars, and recorded a version of this song with Levy.
Robbin' The Hood was Sublime's second album, released on their independent label, Skunk Records. This song was a hit with college radio, but Sublime didn't break through to the mainstream until their next (self-titled) album, which was released in 1996 after they signed with MCA Records.
An acoustic version appears on Bradley Nowell & Friends, released in 1998. It's just Brad and a guitar.
In October of 2008 this song was covered by Rome Ramirez for YouTube's "Rawsession," featuring Sublime bassist Eric Wilson.