Old School Mondays:: Nice & Smooth - No Delayin’

At some point last week I stumbled across this new video for an old school classic: Nice & Smooth’s No Delayin’. I have no idea how this video came about, and I don’t exactly care - I just hope we see more like it. It features Greg Nice and Smooth B kicking the willie bobo street level in NY like it was still ’89 (Smooth’s added poundage might give away the fact that it is in fact 20+ years later, but you can’t blame his ‘stache, which looks exactly the same. That’s impressive). Plus a Kane cameo at the start! That alone gets it the herohill thumbs up award without going any further.

 

No Delayin’ was of course on Nice & Smooth’s self-titled debut, which was released in 1989 on Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records (Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records! Just saying/typing those names gives me the warm & fuzzies). “I’m a trooper and you’re troopette. I’m Mr. Smurf and you’re Smurfette.” We’ve expressed our love for Greg Nice a number of times on the hill, and like on the other well-known tracks on this album, he kills it here as only he can. Smooth B brings his usual smoothness, and the Awesome Two (Special K & Teddy Ted) bring the goodness with a classic, piano-laced beat and then scratching in some Nautilus near the end for good measure.

 

I’d do an OSM on this album with much less prompting than this, so let’s have some Nice & Smooth classics shall we? We’ll go with the other tracks from the album they did make videos for: the remix/video version of the classic Funky For You (“let my girl play the cello, Hello! I hate Jello.”), then the excellent Early to Rise (the Ack and I clearly need some custom green & gold velvet pajama/leisure suits to wear out on herohill business - were we to actually have hill business I guess), and we’ll finish with More And More Hits (which they play perhaps half of at the start of Early to Rise, but then made a video for anyway). Classics abound here, so enjoy.

 

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MP3:: Nice & Smooth - No Delayin

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MP3:: Nice & Smooth - Early To Rise

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MP3:: Nice & Smooth - More And More Hits

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MP3:: Nice & Smooth - Funky For You (Remix)

VIDEO:: Nice & Smooth No Delayin’

VIDEO:: Nice & Smooth - Funky For You

VIDEO:: Nice & Smooth - Easy To Rise

Tags: Nice & Smooth

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