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(Not Just) Knee Deep by Funkadelic

Album: Uncle Jam Wants YouReleased: 1979Charted:
77
  • Running about 16 minutes, this Funk classic tells the story of a guy who meets a girl at a party and has her dance for him. He's blown away when she does "The Freak."
  • In 1989, De La Soul sampled the intro to this song on their hit "Me, Myself, and I." Other rap songs to sample it include "Nitro" by LL Cool J, "Funky Cold Medina" by Tone Loc, "Who Am I?" by Snoop Dogg and "Dre Day" by Dr. Dre. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR, for above 2
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Comments: 5

Aug 2014,

When "Freak" is used in R&B Dance tunes, though it can be referenced as "Dancing"; that ain't what it's really about. It's about uninhibited:):) relations and/or a person (woman usually) willing to partake in such relations:):),...hopefully with YOU.

Just as "Rock and Roll" is a (PG) way of saying something else.

That said; between "(Not Just) Knee Deep", their other hit "One Nation Under a Groove", are cuts to have.

The Album/Long Versions.
Markantney - Biloxe
Actually, the song is about this freak bringing him out of his shell. Instead of thinking that it could be her, he thought it was the music. Btw, Secret Weapon's "Must Be The Music" was based on this.Simon - Atlanta, Ga
To Kevin from Crestview, FL:

Respectfully, the listed year at the top of the page IS correct. Now, you mighta bought the 45 in 1981, but the song was actually RELEASED on 45 in '79, as well as on the "Uncle Jam Wants You" album in the same year.


Hope that helps,
~~Husky Noir~~
Husky - Louisville, Ky
Great song and info; however, the year was 1981, not 1979. I actually bought the 45 and bought Double Dutch Bus (Frankie Smith) and Rosanna (Toto) at the same timeframe.Kevin - Crestview, Fl
This #1 r&b hit featured a guest appearance by former Spinners lead singer Phillipe Wynne.John - Nashville, Tn
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