One of those classic early nineties tracks. When that sax sample kicks in you just know you’re listening to something special.
Goes perfectly together with the bass line and beat, so well put together by Pete Rock during a difficult time because of the passing of Troy Dixon who sadly died due to an accidental
fall. He was of course better known as Trouble T Roy, a dancer for Heavy D And The Boyz.
All this combined with the lyrics by CL Smooth about his fatherless childhood and Troy makes this one of
those tracks I put on regularly, it just captures it all, it’s just never grows old. Another example that music is timeless.
Released as a single and featured on the classic 1992 album Mecca and the Soul Brother. And of course also accompanied with a must see video clip for all real hip hop fans.
Samples used in this track:
Today by Tom Scott and The California Dreamers (1967)
When She Made Me Promise by The Beginning of the End (1971)
Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud by James Brown (1968)