This song has held up about as well as a Hip-Hop party jam from the second half of the Nineties can really be expected to. Granted, the lyrics are all ridiculous and vaguely perverted nonsense, and the spectacle of grown men forcefully ‘making that choo choo sound’, as the song puts it, isn’t any easier to take seriously here than it is in a production of Starlight Express, but it has one of the classic Hip-Hop beats of the Nineties, and that hook speaks for itself…for better or for worse, it’s one of the most memorable musical motifs of the decade, and it’s worth remembering that it was originally composed by Barry White himself. Frankly, the hook heard on its own works better than the entire song (as does Barry White’s original theme for the movie Together, Brothers, from which this song was sampled), and it isn’t remotely the equal of the other big hit from the Space Jam soundtrack, R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”, but given the quality of most of the Nineties ‘Jock Jam’ genre, this really does stand out in excellence compared to almost any other example. It’s far more Pop than legitimate Rap, true, but compare it to pretty much any Nu-Crunk/Vine Rap party song to hit in the charts in the last year or so, and I think you’ll agree that we wish we had party music this good nowadays.
Verdict: Good enough, anyway.