1990 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance went to this song by Young Mc the stage name for singer rapper songwriter Marvin Young. As a producer/writer Young had scored early hits writing “Funky Cold Medina” and “Wild Think” working with Tone Loc. For his own release Young MC got some help from the bass player for the alternative but soon to be mainstream popular LA Band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Does Flea reflect positively on his participation in top 10 early rap tune?
As Flea put it “I have a bitter taste in my mouth about that, because I feel as though I got ripped off. The bass line I wrote ended up being a major melody of the tune, and I felt I deserved songwriting credit and money because it was a #1 hit. They sold millions of records, and I got $200!