BY JORDAN COMMANDEUR • MARCH 11, 2019
When the trailer for Jordan Peele’s upcoming Horror film Us dropped at the tail end of 2018, it nodded to a mid-’90s Rap classic. Many Hip-Hop Heads had the same nostalgic reaction as the dad in the first-look footage when an eerily remixed take of the Luniz classic single “I Got 5 On It” played. The film character starts singing along and then has to downplay the content of the song to his young son. The movie follows a family of four that is seemingly haunted by their doppelgangers.
In celebration of the revived attention to their Tone Capone-produced 1995 hit, the Luniz doing a reboot of their biggest hit titled “I Got 5 On Us.” The title nods to the film, as does the subject matter. No longer about kicking in money to smoke, this rendition is about horror and suspense. For this 2019 version, Yukmouth and Numbskull invite Krayzie Bone to kick a dark verse. And while the catchy chorus on the original cut was sung by Timex Social Club’s Mike Marshall (aka Mike Meezy), singer-songwriter Damon Elliott is recruited to croon the new hook.