Album: 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Charted: 7
  • The original version of this song heard on 3 Feet High and Rising featured the Jungle Brothers and Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. Posdnous recalled to Rolling Stone: "Mase would always play the Commodores record ['Girl, I Think the World About You'] and we figured, let's make a song out of it. We didn't know what it would be called, the idea of 'Buddy' had come up and we had a session planned in about to week to record it, and we had a show with Q-Tip and Jungle [Brothers], meeting them for the first time."

    "It was never planned for Jungle Brothers to be on that first album," he added. "They happened to come to that session while we were recording that song and we were like, 'Hey, you want to get on it?' and lo and behold, that's how we became the Native Tongues."
  • The New York-based Native Tongues posse was a collective of like-minded Hip-Hop artists who would often collaborate together. This song's remix included all the major members of the Native Tongues crew, adding Queen Latifah and Monie Love to the already featured Jungle Brothers and Q-Tip.


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