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The Prodigy

Smack My Bitch Up

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“Smack My Bitch Up” is a song by The Prodigy, released as the band’s twelfth single on 17 November 1997. It was the third and final single from the album The Fat of the Land. The lyrics “Change my pitch up / Smack my bitch up” are repeated through the whole song. The band defended the song, saying that the lyrics were being misinterpreted as misogynistic and the song actually meant “...doing anything intensely...“ The song led to a publicised disagreement at the 1998 Reading festival after the Beastie Boys asked the group not to play the track. The vocals are sampled and altered from the Ultramagnetic MCs song “Give the Drummer Some”. The original lyrics, performed by rapper Kool Keith, are: “Switch up change my pitch up / Smack my bitch up like a pimp”. Kool Keith... Read on...

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