This particular song has been flipped so many times even Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch took a piece of it. You know culture vultures stay stealing shit. Sike, Marky just wants to pretend like his rap career didn't happen. Anyway, the bass line can be heard verbatim on tracks like Gang Starr's “2 Steps Ahead” and Marly Marl's “The Rebel.” The track reached No. 15 on the pop chart and was an early nod to booty shorts. James Brown and his band were visionaries in every sense of the word. —Angel Diaz


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