Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win

Album: Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This reggae-tinged single from Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 features Santigold. The New York hip hop/electonica artist was originally nicknamed "Santogold" by a classmate back in the 1980s because of her sister-girl style. She changed the spelling of her name to "Santigold." in 2011.
  • The Spike Jonze directed video with a "screenplay" by Adam Yauch features the Beasties as action figures who with the help of Santigold take on an anti-Beastie militia. It was Jonze who was responsible for the trio's famous clip "Sabotage" clip.
  • This song contains a direct quote from the song "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan: "20 years of schooling and they put you on the day shift." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Rebecca - Halifax, NS

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