K7 ‎– Hi De Ho

Big Life ‎– BLRD 108
CD, Single

Companies, etc.


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016721 401083
  • Barcode: 5016721401083
  • Label Code: LC 6816

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TBXCD 616 K7 Hi De Ho(CD, Maxi) Tommy Boy TBXCD 616 US 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96341-0 K7 Hi De Ho(12") Tommy Boy, EastWest 4509-96341-0 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
K7PROMO 2 K7 And The Swing Kids* Hi De Ho(12", Promo) Big Life K7PROMO 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BLRT 108 K7 Hi De Ho(12") Big Life, Tommy Boy BLRT 108 UK 1994 Sell This Version
BLR108, BLR 108 K7 And The Swing Kids Hi De Ho(7") Big Life, Tommy Boy BLR108, BLR 108 UK 1994 Sell This Version



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July 3, 2017

Rap was still finding its feet back in the early 90s, at this time there were two main contenders in the arena - gangsta rap and pop rap. This release, new to me at the time of writing, fits into the latter. Both genres at the time had issues with producing a lot of sub-par records that sounded very similar to each other, and this record fits into this category.

This is your typical cringe-worthy pop rap that is nice enough for mainstream radio play, doesn't upset grandma and is fun for the kids. With nonsensical lyrics, a stupid chorus and uninspired beats this track is just naff - pure and simple. I think what annoys me most is that this type of innocent rap is intended to be marketed towards people like me, young white guys. Yet I find it horribly boring and much prefer the harder lines found in gangsta rap of the same period.

Luckily this style died out by the turn of the millennium, with a few stragglers into the 2000s. And honestly this is one style I never want to have the pleasure of a revival.