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Album: Controversee...That's Life...And That's the Way It IsReleased: 1997Charted:
This dance club favorite was the only Top-40 hit for rapper Freak Nasty. However, in a very rare phenomenon, that single also went platinum! It sold over a million copies by June of '97. To be fair, Freak Nasty has also charted other singles onto the US R&B and US Rap charts.
Freak Nasty was born Carlito Timmons in Puerto Rico. He was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This song is an excellent example of the "booty bass" (also called "Miami bass") genre. Booty-bass is a hip-hop style that builds on Electro-funk and adds a kick drum, plus typically sexually suggestive lyrics. It's the perfect grinding music.
Freak Nasty's biggest claim to fame is having "Da Dip" used in the latest in Microsoft's surreal TV advertisements
, this time for their Google competitor whose name rhymes with "sting." Even the dog sings along!