Gather around kiddies it’s that time of the week again! Where the new jacks flash their nostalgia from 3 years ago (sorry but that ain’t far back enough youngin’) and the OG’s pull out their dusty file cabinet of stuff nobody knows about–Throwback Thursday! But in all seriousness (and all generation gaps aside) we here at Mass Appeal like to certify that we’ve got our pulse on the new and the old and that ain’t no jive, bruh! Like today, for example, we present to our readers the 18th anniversary of the release of the Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” single off of Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.
While ODB (1968-2004) may no longer be with us in the physical we think it’s important to note that the eccentric and often misunderstood Wu-Tang (is for the kids) front man had an unparalleled energy and style that still begets admirers to this day. And not just any admirers, but actually some of the industry’s buzz-worthy and young acts like ASAP Rocky, Meech Darko (Flatbush Zombies) and Jah Jah (Ninjasonik). All of which credit the spirit of Ol’ Dirty as a direct muse for their work. Now chop that down and pass it all around!
*Somebody let Michael K. Williams know too. We reported his inspiration here.*