This was Joe Tex's highest-charting career single as far as the Billboard Hot 100 was concerned. It is all original Joe Tex, in his own absolutely inimitable style - he's known as one of the precursors of rap music.
While Joe Tex may have been charting on the Hot 100 since 1965, his previous highest score had been #5 for his breakout single "Hold What You've Got
". Since that time, he'd barely tasted the Top-10. This song was actually the B-side of "A Mother's Prayer" - Radio station DJs would flip it and play this side instead, giving him his highest-charting hit.