Album: Bigger and Blacker

Label: DreamWorks

Prince Paul:“My man Newkirk helped me with that one. I remember just getting into a conversation with Chris about going to strip clubs and he did that bit in his stand-up, too. How people get you all gassed up to the champagne room. And when you get there it’s not really happening.

 

When we were recording in the studio, we got on the elevator, and saw Gerald Levert, and we were like, ‘Yo, we’re doing this record. You want to do it?’ He said, ‘Yeah, sure.’

 

"So we were like, ‘Yo, let’s make a song out of that.’ We wanted to parody this song by Baz Luhrmann. It wasn’t really singing. And it just so happens when we were recording in the studio, we got on the elevator, and saw Gerald Levert, and we were like, ‘Yo, we’re doing this record. You want to do it?’ He said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ [Laughs.]

“Working with Chris and those records just reminded me of the early De La records. Because everybody who was around, we just recorded. We were making records, and downstairs, The Neptunes and ODB were making a record. So we were like, ‘Yo, let’s get ODB to come up and record something.’ And it was just whoever was around. And you know everybody loves Chris.”