I Left My Wallet in El Segundo

Album: People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm (1990)
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  • This song is narrated by A Tribe Called Quest rapper Q-Tip from a police station. In the song, Q-Tip and fellow ATCQ member Ali Shaheed Muhammad go on a road trip in Q-Tip's mom's car. After paying for a meal at a fast food joint, Q-Tip is distracted by an attractive girl and accidentally forgets his wallet in the restaurant. El Segundo is a city in California.
  • A sample from the Fatboy Slim remix of this song was used on Lil' Wayne's 2008 hit song "A Milli."
  • When the video for this song was shot in Las Vegas, founding member Jarobi White was barely 18. White wasn't allowed to shoot any scenes in any casinos or clubs.
  • A character in the TV show Sleeper Cell is a big fan of this song. In the first season of the show, the character sings the song twice, with one of those times onstage at a karaoke bar.
  • In the movie The Ladykillers, an elderly landlady repeatedly complains about the ridiculousness of the lyrics to this song.
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