This week, Ozzy Osbourne was captured on video reacting to the “Crazy Train” sample in the 2004 rap hit single, “Let’s Go,” by Trick Daddy featuring Lil Jon and Twista. It was the very first time he had ever heard the song.
The viral clip was taken by producer Andrew Watt, who helmed put together Post Malones Hollywood’s Bleeding album, which featured a guest appearance from Ozzy on the song, “Take What You Want”. That collaboration spurred Osbourne’s Ordinary Man album, which came out last year and was made under Watt’s tutelage as well. This came with the producer taking up the coveted role of serving as singer’s guitarist in the studio.
“I’ve never heard this before,” says a wide-eyed Osbourne after scratching his head as he hears a radical reimagining of his biggest solo song.
The pandemic also put Osbourne’s farewell tour plans on hold. A number of tour legs had previously been pushed back due to an array of health issues faced by the singer, but now that he has received his first dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine, perhaps some future plans will come to light.
For now, let’s enjoy the fact that hip hop has once again shined a light and built a bridge between multiple genres. Watch the clip here.