Day 234: Lean Back

Song: “Lean Back” by Terror Squad
Reached #1: August 21, 2004 (their first, 3 weeks)

Lean Back… Lean Back…

To call “Lean Back”, or any Terror Squad single, a “Terror Squad” single, is actually not accurate.

Different members of the squad got together for each song – and the membership was a bit of a revolving door.  It’s not even really clear if the Squad still exists as a group, or just as a record label (Terror Squad Entertainment).

One thing that is clear – the Squad love MTV2.  Squad members DJ Khaled and Fat Joe were regulars on MTV2’s “Hip Hop Squares” this past spring.  Somehow, I don’t think this is what anyone expected back in the Paul Lynde/Rose Marie era…

Terror Squad haven’t done a group album since 2004’s True Story, which produced this track, their only Top 40 hit – one that’s gone on to be sampled or remixed by just about everyone in rap music, including an official Terror Squad remix that included Eminem and Mase – and one that’s become a bit of a jock jam.

Tomorrow, one of the most unabashedly sappy singers and groups to ever hit #1…

No other songs reached #1 on August 21.


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