Drawing on Hall & Oates samples, this tune was De La's second Top 10 UK hit single (if memory serves me) - it followed the seminal track "Me, Myself & I", which was where I came to meet the music of the Native Tongues tribe.
Hailing from south coastal England myself, I had nothing in common as a teenager with De La, who come from LI, New York. Long Island sounds like my kind of place, as illustrated in De La's album…
Now let's get right on down to the skit
A baby is brought into a world of pits
And if it could've talked that soon in the delivery room
It would've asked the nurse for a hit