City Paper is not for tourists
“Five for Fenty,” by Stinky Dink, is Ron Moten‘s latest effort to boost his pal’s q-rating with musical outreach. It’ll soon be blaring at “all the clubs, all the the DJs, all the events,” Moten tells DeBonis. (Listen to the song here.) The song features Stinky Dink rapping about Fenty’s achievements over a classic Backyard Band cover of the Luniz’s “I Got Five On It.”
DeBonis has been in D.C. a while, but he didn’t initially realize the musical provenance of the song; another former City Paper staffer (and now TBD writer), Sarah Godrey, set him straight on the weed-buying origins of the phrase “five on it” (which does seem a little off-message for Fenty). Still, our former Loose Lips columnist is a dogged reporter, and once I pointed out the Backyard angle, it didn’t take long for DeBonis to acquaint himself with the go-go cover that undergirds the Fenty anthem.
Backyard Band frontman Anwan “Big G” Glover makes a cameo in the Fenty song. But if you’d like to listen to “I Got Five On It” with more Big G and without lyrics like “If you in the game, you can take it from a playa/the grass ain’t greener over there, it look Gray-er,” enjoy: