Skee-Lo - I Wish mp3 album
I Wish" is a hip-hop song by rapper Skee-Lo released in 1995 as the first single from his debut album of the same name. The track peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100, number fifteen in the United Kingdom and number four in Sweden and Norway. The song was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. In the song Skee-Lo is wishing for a girl, but she says he is not her type. He wishes he was more like her boyfriend, taller and a basketball player (baller). He also wishes for a better car, specifically a '64 Impala
Produced by Skee-Lo & Walter Kahn. Hey, this is radio station WSKEE We're taking calls on the wish line Making your wacky wishes come true Hello? I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat And a six four Impala. I wish I had a brand new car so far, I got this hatchback And everywhere I go, yo, I gets laughed at And when I'm in my car I'm laid back I got an 8-track, and a spare tire in the backseat, but that's flat And do you really wanna know what's really wack? See, I can't even get a date, so what do you think of that?
I Wish" is a single by Skee-Lo released by Scotti Bros. In the United States, the track peaked at on the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified Gold by the RIAA and sold 600,000 copies domestically. Internationally, "I Wish" reached in the UK and in Sweden and Norway. Most of the song's instruments are sampled from "Spinnin'" by Bernard Wright, and the song features a vocal sample of people shouting from the track "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren.
I Wish is the debut album by Skee-Lo, released on June 27, 1995 on Sunshine Records. It was originally distributed through Scotti Bros. Records BMG in the US, Polydor in the UK, MCA in France, Edel Records in Germany, Mega Records in Scandinavia and Jive Records in Holland. The album was produced by Walter 'Kandor' Kahn and Skee-lo at Sunshine Studios in Hollywood CA assisted by Todd Tracey. Mastering was performed by Arnie Acosta at A&M Studios in Hollywood CA. Three months prior to the album's release, Skee-Lo's debut single, also titled "I Wish", was released independently on Sunshine Records. The song quickly became a hit, peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. While the album only managed to reach 53 on the Billboard 200, the popularity of the single eventually led the album to achieve gold status on November 16, 1995 for sales of 500,000 copies.
Antoine Roundtree (born March 27, 1975), better known by his stage name Skee-Lo, is an American rapper. He is best known for his 1995 song, "I Wish", which became a hit in several countries and reached No. He is considered to have been a one-hit wonder. His first single "I Wish" became a hit on radio and TV during the summer of 1995 with a number one MTV video directed by Marty Thomas that won many nominations and wins from VMA Awards worldwide
Anyways - Skee-Lo is one of the best rappers/lyricists of the old days - he has a LOT of charisma and charm about him, his beats are fantastic, and the lyrics are very clever and funny. Practically every song on the album is great, especially the first 3 songs. Honestly, rap as good as this makes me wish people nowadays would delve more into pop rap (I also just bought "He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince which is also a GREAT pop rap album and a must-own)
Liberation Records, Sunshine Records (27).
I Wish" is a hip-hop song by rapper Skee-Lo released in 1995 as the first single from his debut album of the same name. He also wishes for a better car, specifically a '64 Impala
Getting the rapping bug, Skee-Lo recorded a demo version of his song, "I Wish," in 1993 and it would eventually take him from a relative unknown to one of the hottest rookies in rap. The song became a mainstay on video countdown shows and served as the title track of his debut album, which was released on June 27, 1995. The success of "I Wish" push the album to Gold status (500,000 copies sold) by the end of November 1995.
|A1||I Wish (Single Mix)||4:08|
|A2||I Wish (Street Mix)||4:42|
|B1||I Wish (Single Mix)||4:08|
|B2||I Wish (Street Mix)||4:42|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sunshine Records
- Copyright (c) – Sunshine Records
- Co-producer – Skee-Lo
- Producer – Walter Kahn
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 31457 77744 2
|72392 78032-1, SUN12825||Skee-Lo||I Wish (12")||Scotti Bros. Records, Sunshine Entertainment||72392 78032-1, SUN12825||US||1995|
|SUN 12825||Skee-Lo||I Wish (12")||Sunshine Entertainment||SUN 12825||US||1995|
|SKEE DJ12||Skee-Lo||I Wish (12", Promo)||Wildcard||SKEE DJ12||UK||1995|
|MRCXD 2753, none||Skee-Lo||I Wish (CD, Maxi)||Mega Records, Sunshine Entertainment, Scotti Bros. Records||MRCXD 2753, none||Scandinavia||1995|
|edel 0097285ULT||Skee-Lo||I Wish (CD, Maxi)||Ultrapop||edel 0097285ULT||Germany||1995|