This Song of the Week is Witchdoctor‘s “Holiday” from the 1998 album A S.W.A.T. Healin’ Ritual. I have a few thoughts about this song and Witchdoctor, so let’s get into them (In list form):
Could a high-quality version of the music video for “Holiday” be considered lost media?
“Holiday” is one of the few songs that I prefer the clean version to the explicit version (“This is for the radio”).
“Holiday” came out in 1998, so this was before downloading all your favorite songs off the internet was a thing. While playing the radio played it a lot, I still had difficulty finding this song as a single. I ended up buying the whole album, A S.W.A.T. Healin’ Ritual, when it came out, and looking back; it probably wasn’t worth it seeing that back then, I know I couldn’t afford it.
Witchdoctor was a part of the famous and highly talented Dungeon Family (1st Generation).
Now that I think about it, it’s a reason The Dungeon Family doesn’t get mentioned talking about the best Hip-Hop collectives. Besides Outkast and Goodie Mob (I guess you can throw in Killer Mike and Organized Noize), there were a lot of members who had careers that didn’t take off.
Society of Soul, Witchdoctor, Joi, Cool Breeze, Backbone, Lil Will, Slimm Calhoun… do we also count the Purple Ribbon All-Stars? If so, then add them to the list. Shout out to Bubba Sparxxx, though.