It would seem that one of the producers on the CBeebies kids’ channel is an old-school De La Soul fan, directly inspired by this memorable 1989 moment. There’s a couple of video sequences involving the presenters dancing in front of a psychedelic cartoon backdrop and promoting the numbers 4 and 5, that would appear to be directly inspired by this memorable excursion.
‘Eye Know’ was the third single from the celebrated ‘Three Feet High And Rising’, album and arguably the catchiest. Its impact, in the fascinating Daisy Age/ Native Tongues era of the late-80s, was augmented by this highly enjoyable visual trip.
And you know the crazy thing about that CBeebies vid? The presenters’ simplistic raps are actually miles ahead of most of what passes for mainstream ‘hip hop’ today!