Wild Wild West

Album: Wild Wild West (1999)
Charted: 2 1

Songfacts®:

  • This is based on the 1987 rap song by Kool Moe Dee called "Wild Wild West," where he equated his New York lifestyle to the old west (he had a notorious feud with LL Cool J). Kool Moe Dee was brought in to rap on the chorus of this.
  • This samples Stevie Wonder's 1976 song "I Wish." Stevie Wonder appears in the video.
  • The R&B group Dru Hill sings on this.
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff did the record scratching. He and Smith were a team in the late '80s; smith became a successful actor and Jazzy Jeff did very well as a record producer.
  • This was written for the 1999 movie of the same name, which was a big-budget production starring Smith, Salma Hayek and Kenneth Branagh. The music video, directed by Paul Hunter, featured the stars of the movie playing their characters and ran 7 minutes long. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above

Comments: 3

  • Donald from Seattle, WashingtonThis song was referenced in Sacha Baron Cohen's "Who is America", when his character Nira Cain N'Degeocello (what a name) was interviewing a rapper and conservative Southern politician and talking total nonsense the whole time. Hilarious, a must-watch.
  • Chris from Kansas City, MoThe escape club also released a song titled Wild wild west in the late 80's on Atlantic Records flip side was we can run.
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, NjI danced to this song for jazz dance one year. it was fun because the dance has a fun beat
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