Iconic Queens hip-hop group Onyx released what would become their most popular song to date. Back in 1993, “Slam” surprisingly became a huge hit on the pop charts — back when many artists were taking the hard-core gangsta rap route. These guys wanted a hit, so they took a different alley.
Patti Galuzzi, MTV Director of Music Programming, shared:
“I feel like 1993 was the year that the rap artists in particular started moving in heavy rotation. Onyx felt like it was smack in the middle of the sort of thing that we could play. It’s a really memorable hook. The video looked a little bit like a grunge concert. They looked authentic. They looked really cool.”
The single has since become a staple song in the movie industry. Revisit the classic tune below: