Saturday, December 17, 2016

Saturday Slingback: #LLCoolJ 'Doin It' feat. #LeShaun [vid]

On this DAY in 1995, LL Cool J DROPPED the VIDEO for his song, 'Doin It'!!! "Doin It" was the second single from LL Cool J's sixth album, Mr. Smith, that was released on February 20, 1996 for Def Jam Recordings. Based on a sample of Grace Jones' "My Jamaican Guy", it also featured LeShaun (who previously released a song with the same sample and theme in 1993 titled "Wild Thang"), production from Rashad "Ringo" Smith and LL Cool J.

"Doin It" was a success for LL Cool J, making it to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard charts. On the B-side was the previous single, "Hey Lover".

The video was shot in December 1995, and it was directed by Hype Williams. LeShaun did not appear in the music video, as she was pregnant at the time, so different models took her place and lip sync her parts. Leshaun and her group 2 much had a record out back in the 80's with the same sample and same sexual lyrics. It was called "Wild Thang" The beginning of her song was the hook for LL's Doin it.


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