“Shook Ones (Part II)” is the lead single from Mobb Deep‘s 1995 album The Infamous…. The song is a sequel to the group’s 1994 promotional single “Shook Ones“, with similar lyrics, but less profanity.
The song contains a pitched down sample of “Jessica” by Herbie Hancock and “Kitty with the Bent Frame” by Quincy Jones. The drum break is sampled from “Dirty Feet” by Daly-Wilson Big Band. The Herbie Hancock sample was slowed down and the pitch was altered to create the beat in the song.
In 1997, the song was sampled by Mariah Carey in her single “The Roof (Back in Time)“. For its single remix, Mobb Deep recorded additional raps and also appeared in the music video.
The song was featured in the 2002 film 8 Mile. It is the song being played in the opening scene when main character B-Rabbit, portrayed by rapper Eminem, is preparing for his battle.
Needless to say, K.Le DaVincci got his hands on the instrumental, and here we are.