Quad City DJ’s is the duo of musical artists and producers C.C. Lemonhead (Nathaniel Orange) and Jay Ski (Johnny McGowan), who produced the Miami bass hit “C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)” in 1995. Songfacts states the vocalist on “C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)” was JeLana LaFleur, enjoying her 15 minutes of fame.
The two first partnered in 1992 during high school in Jacksonville, Florida. They first were in a group known as chill deal. During this time they produced fellow acts Three Grand and Icy j, the latter being famous for the female answer rap to Rob Base’s “It Takes Two” entitled “It Takes a Real Man”. After Chill Deal dissolved, they reformed as 95 South, creating the triple platinum hit “Whoot (There It Is)”. Their success led to work producing “Freak Me Baby” for Dis-N-Dat and producing the double-platinum single “Tootsee Roll” for 69 Boyz.
In 1995 the two formed Quad City DJ’s and produced the single “C’Mon N’ Ride It (The Train)” (based on a sample of Barry White’s 1974 song “Theme from Together Brothers”) and the following album, Get on Up and Dance, became a Top 40 hit.
In 1996 the group contributed to the Space Jam soundtrack, including the theme song.
“C’mon N’ Ride It” was used in an episode of ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’, but instead the lyrics went “C’mon use your brain, smell this.”
“C’mon N’ Ride It” is a popular song for the WNBA team, the Seattle Storm, during the timeouts when kids pour down from the stands and create a conga line.
The production team of C.C. Lemonhead (Nathaniel Orange) and Jay Ski (Johnny McGowan) met as high-school pals in Jacksonville, FL. Interested in the bottom-heavy sound of Miami bass, the pair began producing and worked with Icy J and Three Grand before creating the most popular bass anthem of all time, "Whoot (There It Is)." Recorded as 95 South, the single went platinum three times over in 1993 and led to work with Dis-n-Dat ("Freak Me Baby") and for 69 Boyz, the double-platinum single "Tootsee Roll." As producers of "Tootsee Roll" and the subsequent album by 69 Boyz (199Quad), C.C. and Jay Ski picked up an award for Billboard's Best Rap Single of 1994 and placed in the top ten producers of that year. In 1995, the duo united as Quad City DJ's and produced another platinum hit — "C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)." The following album, Get on Up and Dance, hit the Top 40 and was certified gold.
Quad City DJ's is the music artist and producer duo of C.C. Lemonhead (Nathaniel Orange) and Jay Ski (Johnny McGowan),
The two first partnered in 1992 during high school in Jacksonville, Florida. They first were in a group known as Chill Deal
After Chill Deal dissolved, they reformed as 95 South to create the triple platinum hit "Whoot! (There It Is)". Their success led to work with Dis-n-Dat producing "Freak Me Baby" and 69 Boyz producing the double platinum single "Tootsee Roll".
Later in 1996 the group contributed to the Space Jam soundtrack