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|"Tonight's da Night"|
|Single by Redman|
|from the album Whut? Thee Album|
|Released||May 4, 1993|
|Genre||East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop|
|Songwriter(s)||Reggie Noble, J. Stone, Rick James|
|Producer(s)||Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble (co-producer)|
|Redman singles chronology|
"Tonight's da Night" is the third single released by Redman from his debut album, Whut? Thee Album . It features a jazzy beat produced by Erick Sermon and Redman himself, and contains samples from many songs, including "All Night Long" by Mary Jane Girls, "The Payback" by James Brown, "Tonight's the Night" by Raydio, and "A Few More Kisses to Go" by Isaac Hayes. The song starts off with Redman rapping about being "smooth to any groove", and he is then interrupted by Hurricane G who wants him to rap some "rough shit". Redman goes on to talk about guns and other illegal things. A remix can be found on Redman's second album, Dare Iz a Darkside .
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