“I’ve never heard this before!”: Ozzy reacts to Crazy Train sample in Trick Daddy’s 2004 rap single Let’s Go
Rapper Lil Jon has reposted a video captured by producer Andrew Watt of Ozzy Osbourne reacting to 2004 hit Let’s Go – which features a sample of his solo mega-single Crazy Train.
The track was memorably worked into the collaborative rap single by Trick Daddy, Lil Jon and Twista, and has been used in many TV shows, movies and more over the past 17 years since its release. Somehow, though, The Prince Of Darkness was unaware of its existence, admitting, “I’ve never heard this before!” as he amusingly listens to it for the first time. “I think Ozzy is pleased,” Lil Jon wrote when sharing the video (check it out below).
Presumably, Andrew Watt played Ozzy the song as the pair took a break from working on the follow-up to 2020’s brilliant Ordinary Man album.
In December last year, the producer revealed that they were “halfway through” the creative process, teasing that there’s an all-star selection of guests who have joined in the fun on the “basic tracks” so far: Metallica’s Rob Trujillo, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith. Oooooft!
“I started doing a bunch of basic tracks with Chad and Robert Trujillo, who used to play in Ozzy’s band,” he said. “And Taylor Hawkins also came in and played a bunch on the record as well, which adds a different flair – it kind of harkened back to Ozzy’s ’80s era, in a great way. And I think it’s so cool for a rock fan to be able to listen to half an album with Chad Smith on drums, and then you flip it over and you get to hear Taylor Hawkins.
“And you know, the last album was really special for everyone involved. And so there was no point in Ozzy or me doing this again unless we thought we could bring something new to the table. And I feel like we’re achieving that.”
Andrew also added that, “There’s some songs on there that are like eight or nine minutes long that are these really crazy journeys. I’m really excited about it.”
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