Rita Ora’s “How We Do (Party and Bullshit)” Notorious B.I.G.’s “Party and Bullshit”

Party Vs. Bullshit

One of the Notorious B.I.G.'s earliest recordings inspired remakes, remixes and covers, but is Rita Ora's recent spin honoring the past, or desecrating his classic material? Mass Appeal takes it to the stats.

Last week, Jay-Z’s pop protégé Rita Ora premiered the new video for her debut single, “How We Do (Party).” The radio-friendly track references another debut single, “Party and Bullshit,” from Jigga man’s deceased homie, The Notorious B.I.G. Biggie’s legacy sure does turn up in the craziest places, word to Miley Cyrus. While the Yugoslavian-born, British raised singer doesn’t have much in common with the Brooklyn legend, Mass Appeal had a lot of fun pointing out their differences. As Hov said, “men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.”

The Notorious B.I.G. “Party and Bullshit”

Release Date: June 29, 1993
Length: 3:35
Writer: The Notorious B.I.G.
Producer: Easy Mo Bee
Sample: The Last Poets “When the Revolution Comes” and ESG “UFO”
How Big Parties: Drinkin’, Smokin’, Sexin’ and Fightin’
Party Menu: Blunts, Skunk, Heineken, Dom Perignon, Moet, Hennessey, Jamiacan Rum and Bitches
Guns Mentioned: Trey-Deuce, Mac 10, .22, Gat, Glock
Curses: Bullsh*t, H*, N*gga, N*ggas, F*ck, F*cking, Sh*t, B*tches
Number of Times Hugged: 1
Brand Nubian References: 1
Number of Soundtracks featuring “Party and Bullshit:” Who’s the Man? (1993); Notorious (2009)
Song Interludes: 1 (BIG keeps it peaceful, but after a scuffle ensues)
Remixes: 5 (Rah Digga, “Party and Bullshit” & “Party and Bullshit Remix” feat. Missy Elliot, Eve and Busta Rhymes; Notorious B.I.G. feat. Faith Evans “Party and Bullshit” Remix; Rat-A-Tat feat. Notorious B.I.G. “Party and Bullshit” Remix; Miley Cyrus feat. Notorious B.I.G. “Party and Bullshit” Hathbanger Remix;
Special Guest Performers: 2Pac joined Biggie on stage for the performance of this in 1993.
YouTube Views*: Music Video:1,272,922, Song: 4,177,936

Rita Ora “How We Do (Party and Bullshit)”

Release Date: March 20, 2012
Length: 4:07
Writer: Berry Gordy, Jr.,Victor Alexander, Jermaine Jackson
Producer: The Runners and The Monarch
Sample: The Notorious B.I.G. “Party and Bullshit”
How Rita Parties: Running Down the Street, Dancing in the Dark, Loving Her Sweet Heart, Drunk Sex and Hangovers
Party Menu: Tanger Red (?), Some Sort of Unidentified Smoke, Jack Daniels
Guns Mentioned: 0
Curses: Bullsh*t
Number of Times Hugged: 6
Brand Nubian References: 0
Number of Soundtracks Featuring “How We Do (Party)”: 0
Song Interludes: 1 (Rita Keeps it peaceful)
Remixes: 0
Special Guests: ??? You tell us.
YouTube Views*: Music Video: 2,089,464, Song: 565,910


*As of press time

Rita Ora’s “How We Do (Party and Bullshit)” Notorious B.I.G.’s “Party and Bullshit”

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