Come Baby Come
|"Come Baby Come"|
|Single by K7|
|from the album Swing Batta Swing|
|Released||July 27, 1993|
"Come Baby Come" is a song by American rapper K7 (of freestyle group TKA) from his debut album Swing Batta Swing. The song peaked at number 18 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in December 1993 and number three on the UK Singles Chart in January 1994. It was produced by Joey Gardner for Tommy Boy Records, and featured a jazzy scat vocal by Camille. It was certified gold by the RIAA on November 17, 1993. The music video features the band riding around in a 1955 Plymouth Belvedere convertible. It appears on the Little Fires Everywhere episode, "The Spider Web". The song is sampled in the song "BaDinga!" by TWRK which was a popular dance hit in 2015. In 2017, BuzzFeed listed it at number 61 in their list of "The 101 Greatest Dance Songs Of the '90s".
Larry Flick from Billboard commented, "Do not even try to sit out this thick'n'chewy hip-hop throwdown ... it is next to impossible." He said the "infectious groove is enhanced by an anthemic, air-punching chorus that you will be chanting for days." He also added, "With his insanely infectious first solo single, former TKA member K7 is well on the way to a smokin' new career. The track is a rapid series of brain-embedding and bodyinvading hooks and refrains, laid over a butt-shagging hip-hop beat. Unbelievably catchy stuff." John Kilgo from The Network Forty wrote that "on top of reggae-inspired toasting dropped over a rhythmic hip-hop beat gospelish female vocals, paired with cadenced male chantings, defy simple categorization. Props to their self-interpretation of Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" done acapella". James Hunter from Vibe described the song as a "serious goof" and added that it "unwinds like dancehall, jerks and cuts like hip hop, and shouts its seductions with the gutbucket abandon of Joe Tex's "I Gotcha". The phone rings just as K7 gets home to his sweetie ("Hello? Hello?)", hilariously interrupting the mood. But this record is really about his adventures after he slams the bedroom door."
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