Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were a few of the first celebrities to contract the coronavirus and thank God both have recovered and are doing great. Tom has given the world some updates on twitter but for the most part it’s Rita that’s been showing off and having fun while spending time at home. Last week she shocked the world with her awesome video of her rapping Naughty By Nature’s “Hip Hop Horray”. It stopped everyone in their tracks and that included the members of Naughty By Nature.
Once they saw it, and got over the shock that she could rap, they reached out and asked if she would like to team up and do a remix. She of course said yes and the “super group” of Rita Wilson & Naughty By Nature was born.
The money raised from this project will go towards MusiCares, a relief fund for people in the music community that have been impacted by the pandemic.
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Hip Hop Hooray is like modern day Shakespeare. I originally learned the song for one of the most fun roles I ever played in the film Boy Genius. It took me a month to learn because it’s so complex and nuanced; it was like training for a marathon. The rhythms and tempos are so unique and creative. When I was quarantined and recovering from COVID-19 I wanted to see if I still remembered it, kind of like a brain exercise. To my surprise I did. I thought it would be fun to put it on my Instagram to show people I was doing okay and to make them smile. When @naughtybynature4ever commented about it, I couldn’t believe it. What a joy to be doing this remix with legends of the Hip-Hop world. I’m forever grateful for their generosity of spirit and for being able to raise money together for @musicares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Hit the link in my bio to listen to it and donate on YouTube! Available on all music platforms 4/10 👑