Fu-Schnickens feat Shaquille O'Neal - What's Up Doc (can we rock)
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Nervous Breakdown is the second studio album from American hip hop group Fu-Schnickens, released October 25, 1994 on Jive Records.
The album peaked at number eighty-one on the Billboard 200 chart.
"What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock)" was the lead single from the Fu-Schnickens second (and final) studio album, Nervous Breakdown. The song featured NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and was produced by Main Source member K-Cut. The song was a top-40 hit in 1993 and was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies.
Released in the summer of 1993, "What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock) became top-40 hit, peaking at No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song had previously been simply titled "What's Up Doc?" and featured only the Fu-Schnickens performin the song. It featured a sample of Bugs Bunny saying his famous catchphrase, but the group could not get sample clearance from Warner Bros. so the original version shelved the song. Meanwhile, rookie NBA star Shaquille O'Neal was a media sensation. In many interviews, he talked about his love of hip-hop music and stated that the Fu-Schnickens were his favorite rap group. This prompted the group to contact O'Neal for a collaboration. O'Neal recorded a verse that was added on to the already-recorded "What's Up Doc?" with the group and O'Neal saying "What's up, doc?" to replace the Bugs Bunny sample. Although, the group had not yet completed work on their album, the song was quickly released as a single to capitalize on O'Neal's popularity. The single was a Top 40 hit in the summer of 1993, briefly propelling the group into the mainstream. As the group's second album, Nervous Breakdown had yet to be completed, the song first appeared on Shaq's debut album, Shaq Dielsel. Nervous Breakdown was finally released in October 1994, over a year after the single was released.