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How Ya Like Me Now

How Ya Like Me Now
Studio album by Kool Moe Dee
Released November 3, 1987
Genre Hip hop, new jack swing
Length 49:51
Label Jive/RCA Records
1079-J
Producer M. Dewese, Teddy Riley, Lavaba Mallison, Pete Q. Harris, Bryan "Chuck" New
Kool Moe Dee chronology
Kool Moe Dee
(1986)
How Ya Like Me Now
(1987)
Knowledge Is King
(1989)
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Allmusic [1]

How Ya Like Me Now is the second album by emcee Kool Moe Dee. It is his best-selling album to date, achieving platinum certification by the RIAA.[2]

Kool Moe Dee was an original member of The Treacherous Three. He had a long running feud with LL Cool J releasing various "diss tracks" at his adversary. On the cover, there is LL Cool J's red Kangol hat under a front wheel of the Jeep Wrangler in the backdrop.

Legacy

In 1996, Nas references the album in the chorus of "I Gave You Power," from his second album It Was Written, a song where Nas plays an anthropomorphized gun. The chorus lyrics are "How you like me now? I go blaow, it's the shit that moves crowds, makin' every ghetto foul."

In 2004, Ludacris references the album in Usher's number one hit Yeah!.

In 2008, the title track "How Ya Like Me Now" was ranked number 31 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs.

In 2009, the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, seemed to reference Kool Moe Dee in comments addressed to President Barack Obama: "I would say to the new president, congratulations. It is going to be an honor to spar with him. And I would follow that up with: How do you like me now?"[3]

Also in 2009, "How Ya Like Me Now" appeared in DJ Hero.

Track listing

  1. "How Ya Like Me Now" (samples "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by James Brown)
  2. "Wild Wild West" (samples "Word Up!" by Cameo)
  3. "Way Way Back" (samples "Troglodite" by the Jimmy Castor Bunch)
  4. "50 Ways" (samples "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon)
  5. "No Respect" (samples "Respect" by Aretha Franklin)
  6. "Don't Dance"
  7. "I'm A Player" (samples "Shifting Gears" by Johnny Hammond)
  8. "Suckers"
  9. "Stupid"
  10. "Rock You"
  11. "Get Paid"

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum Database". 1988-11-14. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  3. ^ Nagourney, Adam. [New Face of G.O.P. Brings a Brash Style]http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/04/us/politics/03web-nagourney.html February 3, 2009.


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