Illmatic isn’t the only debut album that’s getting a revisit.
To commemorate the release of Outkast’s debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, MySpace assembled 8 emcees to talk about the landmark southern hip hop classic. One of them being none other than an Atlanta (Northside Atlanta to be exact) representative Rittz. The in-depth article is a track by track commentary from White Jesus and other emcees including Freddie Gibbs, B.o.B., David Banner and more.
On “Hootie Hoo”.
Rittz: “Hootie Hoo” was huge. We were all screaming that shit. It wasn’t part of my day-to-day slang but a lot of people caught on to that. Next thing you know I’m going to school and all I’m hearing is, “Hootie hoo!”
When Big Boi is rapping on “Hootie Hoo” he’s like, “I be thinking about the good old days when I was a whippersnapper…” It’s just something Big Boi used to always do. My whole thing is like Big Boi does this thing where he goes “Yeah” and it’s like his trademark. My trademark is to go “Yeppa-yeah.” My whole trademark is damn near based on Big Boi but I put a couple of syllables in front of it, you know? It’s just something that I’ve become known for and some people don’t realize that’s where I got it from.
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