Tiight Up Skirt, a song recorded by dancehall deejay Red Rat 20 years ago, has been given a new lease on life. It is sampled by American pop singer Chris Brown in his latest single Privacy.
Produced by David Doman, Privacy was released on March 24.
“Ever since Chris Brown was in the studio recording the song Privacy and posted it on social media, I have been getting many calls left and right from many people asking me about my thoughts regarding him sampling Tight Up Skirt, and all I can say is, ‘Give God all the glory,’ Red Rat told Jamaica Observer from Trinidad yesterday.
“I recorded Tight Up Skirt after seeing a female walking on Mannings Hill Road in a ‘tight up skirt’ and ever since, it has been one of the most sampled songs out of Jamaica, along with Sister Nancy’s Bam Bam.
I think that because Chris Brown, who is one of the biggest pop stars globally, feeling the need to sample a piece of Tight Up Skirt only shows how much he loves and respects Red Rat and his catalogue. It also shows how much of a fan he is to the music,” he continued.
Recorded in 1997 and produced by Andrew Bradford for the Opera House label, Tight Up Skirt was number one on local charts. It was also featured on Red Rat’s debut album for Greensleeves Records, Oh, No… It’s Red Rat.