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"Ah yeah
What's up, y'all
My name is Schoolly-D
I'm back again
With my DJ Code Money
Tonight we gon' do somethin' for you
It goes somethin' like this..."
— "Do It, Do It"

Saturday Night! - The Album is the second album by Schoolly D, originally released on his own label Schoolly D Recordings in 1986. It's best remembered for the audience favorites "Saturday Night", "Dedication To All B-Boys" and "Do It Do It". In 1987 it was re-issued by Jive Records, with several extra tracks. At the time reviews were mixed, with most critics put off by the explicit Gangsta Rap lyrics, but as time passed by it's nowadays Vindicated by History. Schoolly D would never receive the same commercial and critical success as this record did.


Side 1

  1. "We Get Ill" (4:06)
  2. "Do It Do It" (2:56)
  3. "Dedication To All B-Boys" (4:02)
  4. "We Get Paid" (2:58) note 

Side 2

  1. "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle" (5:06)
  2. "Saturday Night" (5:26)
  3. "It's Crack" (5:30)

The 1987 Jive Records re-release added a few new tracks "Housing the Joint", "Dis Groove Is Bad", "Parkside 5-2" to the list and altered the song order.


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  • Added Alliterative Appeal: "Saturday Night"
    Let me tell you a little tale about Peter the Pimp
  • Alliterative Title: "Do It Do It", "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle".
  • Ambiguously Gay: During "Saturday Night" Schoolly mistakes a transgender person for a "super bad bitch".
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The drawings on the cover are in black-and-white on a yellow background.
  • Design Student's Orgasm: The doodle art on the album cover.
  • Dirty Rap and Gangsta Rap: The genre this album fits in, due to the explicit lyrics about sex, prostitution and gang violence.
  • Epic Rocking: "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle", "Saturday Night" and "It's Crack" are all around 5:30 minutes long.
  • Face on the Cover: Schoolly D drew himself on the album cover.
  • Funk: The sound of the album was inspired by funk artists like Funkadelic, James Brown, The Commodores and Sly and the Family Stone.
  • Instrumental: "It's Crack".
  • Intercourse with You:
    • "Do It Do It"
    You say you never met a nigga like me before
    I take you in the back, treat you like my whore
    Don't want no more, so I call my boy
    You do it doggy style right on the floor
    Girl, don't try to front and be like you're not hoein'
    It was me last night in the dark you was blowin'
    • "Get N' Paid"
    While I'm home with your wife, you know I'm gettin' laid
    • Subverted by "Saturday Night", where the protagonist's mother prevents Schoolly from getting some action with a girl, as she whips out a shot gun .
  • Ironic Nursery Rhyme:
    • "Saturday Night" uses "Little Miss Muffet" and "Mary Had A Little Lamb" in a context of prostitution and weed.
    Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
    Smoking a J and scratching the itch
    Along came a spider and sat down beside her
    And said, "Yo, what's up with that, bitch?"
    But then down the road came Mary and her lambs
    Smoking a Lacy in each and every hand
    The poor little spider, he couldn't score any
    They was 2 dollar bitches and he only had a penny
    • "Do It Do It" is a song where Schoolly-D boasts about his sex life and tells women not to fear him, all this while a sample of "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" plays through the song.
  • Mama Bear: "Saturday Night"
    We got into my room, bitch started to scream
    Momma busted in what a fucked up scene
    Shirt ripped off, drawers down to my knees
    Wait momma, wait momma, wait, wait, please
    Put back your gun, put down your broom
    My mom fucked up the room
    The bitch jumped up with no respect
    I had to put the big, big bitch in check
    I said, "You come a little closer and you will get shot"
  • Money Song: "Get 'N' Paid"
    But I tell you one thing, I won't touch the mic
    I tell you now, sucker, gettin right to the point
    Don't got my dough, we fuckin up the joint
    Dictionary describes gettin paid from work
    So get my money straight, cause I ain't no jerk
    We gettin paid
  • Ode to Intoxication: "Saturday Night", though the song also describes various situations where the protagonist is so high in his mind that he gets himself in sticky problems.
    Some call it Cheeba, some call it weed
    It's the killer, it's the thriller, it's the thing that you need
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: "Saturday Night" was inspired on a real-life incident.
    Schoolly D: I did come home once with a girl and I forgot my key and my mom was pissed off, but she didn't pull a gun; she's never owned a gun in her life.
  • Sampling:
    • "We Get Ill" samples "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 and "Change the Beat" by Beside
    • "Dedication to All B-Boys" is built from samples from "Young Girls Are My Weakness" (1974) by The Commodores.
    • "Do It Do It" samples the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" from the Disney cartoon The Three Little Pigs, "You'll Like It Too" (1981 by Funkadelic) and "AJ Scratch" (1984) by Kurtis Blow.
    • "We Get Paid" samples the word "Hit Me!" from James Brown from "Funky Drummer".
    • "Saturday Night" contains samples from "Soul, Soul, Soul" (1974) by The Wild Magnolias and "Synthethic Substitution" (1973) by Melvin Bliss.
    • "B-Boy Rhyme and Riddle" samples "Different Strokes" (1967) by Syl Johnson, "Kool Is Back" (1971) by Funk, Inc. and "Change the Beat" (1982) by Beside.
  • Shout-Out:
    Like Ralph Kramden said with a big bang-zoom: we gettin' paid
    • "Saturday Night" was sampled by Bomb the Bass in "Beat Dis" and by Kris Kross in their 1992 "Jump".
  • Singer Namedrop: "Do It Do It" namedrops Schoolly D and DJ Code Money.
  • Time Marches On: "Get 'N' Paid"
    Here's one thing I won't do in the '80s
    Is get paid off little old ladies
    On the street corner, man, snatchin' a bag
  • Title Track: "Saturday Night"