Grace Jones being a Song of the Week on nappyafro is just as surprising to me as is it to you. But here we are. “Nightclubbing” feels like something I would have written about in my Sample Clearance column but I really don’t feel like it. So again, here we are. Let me get on with the semi-random thoughts:
How in the hell did I not know Shyne’s “Bad Boyz” sampled Grace Jones’s “Nightclubbing”? I mean really?
I think it was because that Shyne album came out when I was bootlegging CDs and wasn’t able to read the liner notes like I usally did. I do remember printing out the cover to Shyne.
I probably thought “Bad Boyz” sampled some Barrington Levy song I didn’t know about (Which it does but just with the “diddly diddly diddly diddly diddly woah” parts). I really don’t mess with reggae like that.
Back to “Nightclubbing”: That song is hard. I have been unironically playing it all week while mean mugging and shit. I told Jamonté this (more about him later) and he probably thought I was joking. I wasn’t
This Song of the Week is all due to Jamonté aka @rulerofmyself on Instagram and Twitter. He posted this song in his stories and I told him I was gonna write about it. He is one of the funniest and coolest people to follow on any platform so checkhim out.
Check out the Song of the Week below, “Nightclubbing” by Grace Jones. We walk like a ghost.