Today In Hip Hop History: Onyx’s Smash Single “Slam” Dropped 30 Years Ago
The four-man crew from Jamaica, Queens dropped their crossover hit single on this date three decades ago
On May 10, 1993, Big DS, Sonny Seeza, Fredro, and Sticky released “Slam”, the smash hit from Onyx’s debut album, Bacdafucup.
The song’s chorus was the crew’s own remix of “The Champ” by The Mohawks. As one of the album’s most propelling singles, Slam ventured into heavy metal and punk rock’s “slamdance” culture, featuring a violent mosh pit in the song’s video. Onyx even did a remix of Slam with heavy metal giants Biohazard. This platinum single has appeared on TV as well as the silver screen, with Meth and Red using the amp-up track for their How High flick.
Salute to Onyx, Def Jam, and everyone involved with this track!