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Hip-Hop Classic #37: Wu-Tang Clan - Gravel Pit (Chosen by Sian Anderson)

'Gravel Pit' is a single released by the Wu-Tang Clan from their album 'The W'. It was not as popular in the U.S. as other Wu-Tang Clan singles such as 'C.R.E.A.M.' and 'Uzi' - it did, however, receive major radio play, and topped the music video show 106 & Park for two weeks straight. It is also the Wu-Tang's only Top 40 hit in the UK, peaking in the top ten at number six. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 116 on its list '150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years'. The chorus of the song: "Back, back and forth and forth..." is taken from the funk group Cameo's song "Back And Forth" - the hook of the song: "Check out my gravel pit..." is sung by Paulissa Morgan.

Sian Anderson: It just made me happy from the first time I heard it. And the video reminded me of what the Flinstone ages would be like if it was real life instead of a cartoon hahaajhaa!

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