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"Baby C'mon"

Cassette, EP


May 2, 1995


Hardcore hip hop, Comedy Hip Hop

"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" is the second single by Ol' Dirty Bastard, from the album Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version. It was produced by fellow Wu Tang Clan member RZA The song was ranked number 59 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.


A music video was created for the song, directed by Hype Williams. The video shows a depiction of the 1970s, in which large afros and platform shoes were considered fashionable.

A remix by Bay Area producer Studio Ton, featuring MC Eiht & E-40, was released as a one-song promotional single. A video was made for the remix with special effects involving fire.

The song was used in many movies & TV shows. It was used in the opening scene of the movie Knocked Up. An excerpt of the song was used in the third episode of Fresh Off the Boat. The song was also used for the Luke Cage trailer. The song is included in the highly acclaimed Skate 3 video game soundtrack

The song was covered by dancehall musician Prince Fatty; A similar version of this song was used in the TV show Breaking Bad.

Track listing

  1. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Version) – 3:48
  2. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya"  – 2:41
  3. "Baby C'mon" – 3:38
  4. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Instrumental) – 3:38
  5. "Baby C'mon" (Instrumental) – 3:40
  6. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Extended Acappella) – 3:27
Remix single
  1. "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (Studio Ton Mix) – 4:10

Samples used

  • "Hip-Hug-Her" by Booker T. & the MG's
  • "I Like It" by Emotions
  • "Knocks Me Off My Feet" by Stevie Wonder
  • "Have Your Ass Home by - 11:00" by Richard Pryor
  • "D'Ya Like Scratchin'" by Malcolm McLaren and The World's Famous Supreme Team
  • Personnel

    "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" Written by RZA (as Robert Diggs Jr.) and Ol' Dirty Bastard (as Russell Jones) Performed by Ol' Dirty Bastard Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment By Arrangement with Warner Special Products


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