Medicaid Fraud Dogs Origins

So recently I was listening to a collaboration between P-Funk and Too $hort on Too $hort’s 1996 album “Gettin’ It (Album Number Ten)”. The song is a re-make of Parliament’s “I’ve Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)”. But the interesting thing is that it features the main vocal chant on “I’m Gon’ Make U Sick 'O Me” from Fraud Dogg! You know the: “ha-dah-dah-dah-dee-dah”. Which I guess means that (at least to some degree) Sick 'O Me was in progress by '96 (if only that specific vocal melody).

Anyways, just thought I’d share that because I found it interesting. I also wonder if anybody else knows of any other instances, be-it features on tracks or live performances or whatever that may have featured some semblance of anything on Fraud Dogg before it’s release. Just curious.


Great ear. I have got to go back a peep that. Another interesting tidbit. I was listening to a live audio of PFunk circa early 90’s. May have been an NYC Trammps gig I think. Clinton was talking about brothers be like George ain’t that funkin’ kinda hard on you.
And, get this, listen to The Jimmy G track Lies. Can you name the song on Shake The Gate that apparently grew out of the guitar lick towards the end of the track?

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It’s been a hot minute since I’ve listened to the title track on Electric SOWB but I realized the vocal melody that comes in at about 2:15 on Riddle Me This is the opening riff of War Babies. It’s so much less dismal in Riddle Me This lol

Yup yup. There is also vocal parts of Knee Deep sampled in Riddle Me This as well, including snippets of Phillipe Wynne if you can find it.

I can’t believe I missed your post. Ever since MFD came out, it’s been bugging me that I can’t remember where that part came from. What a relief! :slight_smile:

Damn, the early 90’s? He was like: Maaan that’s a good line, if I ever write a book… . I just listened to Viagra (from How Late…) and he also mentions that at the end of the song.

Other stuff. The line When she left she left with the right to be wrong from the track Type Two also appears at the end of Jolene (from Shake The Gate). And Insurance Man is of course from the Bernie track.

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Yes. Jolene is the track I was talking about earlier being a descendant of Jimmy G “Lies”. If you listen to the guitar outro of the Jimmy G track you will hear the main rhythm of Jolene.

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Aha, it was that song! I actually did a honest try :slight_smile: . First I listened to Jimmy G and then to Shake the Gate, and then went back and listened to Jimmy G again. But, apparently it was to hard for me :smile: . Gonna check it out right now!

Yeah man. Which leads me to believe Blackbyrd is playing the guitar part on the Jimmy G cut. If I see him again I am gonna ask him about it. On a sadder note, from my understanding Jimmy G has passed on to that ultimate mothership recently RIP.

Yeah could be! Blackbyrd plays on that album and he is credited as producer on Lies, so you’re probably right.

Heard about Jimmy G as well. RIP!

Holy funk! Just realized the main “by the time that they all got back…” melody in Type Two is taken from the piano melody in Bop Gun during the verse (en garde!). Haha they sound so much different :joy:

Also unrelated note: I wasn’t sure I liked MFD too much when it first released but I’m really starting to digg a lot more of the songs on there :smile:


Great ear dang its the same rhythm. Man I went back to MFD for the first time in months this past weekend. This is a quality record. Even songs I wasn’t necessarily feeing the first time hit. Like Medicated Creep.

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