I Wish is the debut album by Skee-Lo, released on June 27, 1995 on Sunshine Records. It was originally distributed through Scotti Bros. Records BMG in the US, Polydor in the UK, MCA in France, Edel Records in Germany, Mega Records in Scandinavia and Jive Records in Holland. The album was produced by Walter 'Kandor' Kahn and Skee-Lo at Sunshine Studios in Hollywood, CA, assisted by Todd Tracey.
I Wish" is a hip-hop song by rapper Skee-Lo released in 1995 as the first single from his debut album of the same name. The track peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100, number fifteen in the United Kingdom and number four in Sweden and Norway. The song was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. In the song Skee-Lo is wishing for a girl, but she says he is not her type. He wishes he was more like her boyfriend, taller and a basketball player (baller). He also wishes for a better car, specifically a '64 Impala
Produced by Skee-Lo & Walter Kahn. Hey, this is radio station WSKEE We're taking calls on the wish line Making your wacky wishes come true Hello? I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat And a six four Impala. I wish I had a brand new car so far, I got this hatchback And everywhere I go, yo, I gets laughed at And when I'm in my car I'm laid back I got an 8-track, and a spare tire in the backseat, but that's flat And do you really wanna know what's really wack? See, I can't even get a date, so what do you think of that?
I Wish" is a single by Skee-Lo released by Scotti Bros. In the United States, the track peaked at on the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified Gold by the RIAA and sold 600,000 copies domestically. Internationally, "I Wish" reached in the UK and in Sweden and Norway. Most of the song's instruments are sampled from "Spinnin'" by Bernard Wright, and the song features a vocal sample of people shouting from the track "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren.
I Wish is the debut album by Skee-Lo, released on June 27, 1995 on Sunshine Records. The album was produced by Walter 'Kandor' Kahn and Skee-lo at Sunshine Studios in Hollywood CA assisted by Todd Tracey. Mastering was performed by Arnie Acosta at A&M Studios in Hollywood CA. Three months prior to the album's release, Skee-Lo's debut single, also titled "I Wish", was released independently on Sunshine Records. The song quickly became a hit, peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. While the album only managed to reach 53 on the Billboard 200, the popularity of the single eventually led the album to achieve gold status on November 16, 1995 for sales of 500,000 copies. He also wishes for a better car, specifically a '64 Impala
Anyways - Skee-Lo is one of the best rappers/lyricists of the old days - he has a LOT of charisma and charm about him, his beats are fantastic, and the lyrics are very clever and funny. Practically every song on the album is great, especially the first 3 songs. Honestly, rap as good as this makes me wish people nowadays would delve more into pop rap (I also just bought "He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince which is also a GREAT pop rap album and a must-own)
Style: rap. Album year: 1995. Skee-Lo - Never Crossed My Mind 04:02. Skee-Lo - Top Of The Stairs 04:31. Skee-Lo - Come Back To Me 03:27. Skee-Lo - Waitin' For You 03:27. Skee-Lo - Holdin' You 03:14. Skee-Lo - You Ain't Down 03:49. Skee-Lo - Crenshaw 03:54. Skee-Lo - This Is How It Sounds 03:24. Skee-Lo - The Burger Song 03:35.