While in quarantine in the country Australia last March, Rita Wilson had recorded herself rapping over top of Naughty By Nature’s 1992 track “Hip Ho Hooray”. The clip went viral and eventually caught the attention of the rap group themselves. In an effort to help the pandemic cause, Naughty By Nature has now teamed up with Rita Wilson to release an official remix of the song.
The song was released officially on Friday April 10th and will be available through all digital and streaming platforms. Proceeds are going directly to help fund the MusiCares Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. The works to help musical artist who are directly affected by the impact of COVID-19.
Naughty By Nature was quoted stating:
“We are honored to have Rita Wilson recite our song. We were totally shocked she could rap the verses so well. We were aware she contracted COVID-19, and was quarantined along with her husband Tom. The next thing we know, everyone began to inbox us her Instagram. We are honored to be part of the remix of our classic song to raise awareness and help fight the coronavirus. Thanks again to Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks for embracing us, and for helping us take the unexpected viral moment further for such a great cause.”