N.W.A.’s Raunchiest Song Has An Alternate Version Heads Can Now Hear (Audio)
Released in 1991, N.W.A.’s “She Swallowed It” goes down in history as one of the raunchiest Rap songs ever recorded. Rapped by MC Ren (with background vocals by the rest of the group), the song simulates oral sex in audio, with sound effects. Additionally, the Ruthless Villain chronicles group-sex with a woman later revealed to be a 14 year-old preacher’s daughter, among other taboo subjects.
Produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella, the Niggaz4Life moment included samples from The Meters, Barry White, as well as Bronx, New York MC Just-Ice. The song was positioned between a sex-centered section of the album, sandwiched between Eazy’s “Automobile” and “Rather Fuck You.”
DJ Speed (a close affiliate to Eazy-E and N.W.A.) shared an alternate version, built around Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man” sample, from 1973’s Head Hunters. The song was presumably unable to clear the sample famously used by Supercat and The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, and even Madonna.
The newly-heard alternate version from the group being celebrated in Straight Outta Compton beckons some questions:
In the wake of Rick Ross’ “U.O.E.N.O.” controversy (and Reebok sponsorship revoked), as well as Rich Homie Quan’s own ongoing battle surrounding lyrics that were violent against women, how would N.W.A.’s swan song go over today? Think Herbie heard the song and said no?
Think this aspect of N.W.A.’s music will be addressed in Straight Outta Compton?