A report on Smack My Bitch Up

Extract from the video showing first-person heroin use by the protagonist.

Song by English rave group The Prodigy.

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Maxim performing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA, USA with Liam Howlett in back and Keith Flint out of the shot.

The Prodigy

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English electronic dance music band formed in Braintree, Essex in 1990 by producer, keyboardist, and songwriter Liam Howlett.

English electronic dance music band formed in Braintree, Essex in 1990 by producer, keyboardist, and songwriter Liam Howlett.

Maxim performing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA, USA with Liam Howlett in back and Keith Flint out of the shot.
Maxim and Liam Howlett (behind) performing in 2009. Keith Flint is out of shot
The band was named after the Moog Prodigy synthesiser
The band's website after Thornhill left in 2000.
Liam Howlett live in August 2005.
Maxim performing at the 2006 Sziget Festival
The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint and live member Rob Holliday
Maxim performing in 2009.
The Prodigy at Festival Internacional de Benicàssim 2015

The album's third single, "Smack My Bitch Up", was a UK top ten hit and generated considerable controversy over its suggestive lyrics and music video.

1998 MTV Video Music Awards

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The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 10, 1998, honoring the best music videos from June 17, 1997, to June 12, 1998.

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 10, 1998, honoring the best music videos from June 17, 1997, to June 12, 1998.

The Prodigy – "Smack My Bitch Up" (Director: Jonas Åkerlund)

Kool Keith performing in 2011

Kool Keith

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American rapper and record producer from The Bronx, New York City, known for his surreal, abstract and often profane or incomprehensible lyrics.

American rapper and record producer from The Bronx, New York City, known for his surreal, abstract and often profane or incomprehensible lyrics.

Kool Keith performing in 2011
Kool Keith performing at Mezzanine in San Francisco, California during the 2009 Noise Pop Festival

The Prodigy's hit "Smack My Bitch Up" was based on a sample of Kool Keith's voice saying "Change my pitch up. Smack my bitch up."

Åkerlund in 2012

Jonas Åkerlund

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Swedish film director, screenwriter, music video director, and drummer.

Swedish film director, screenwriter, music video director, and drummer.

Åkerlund in 2012

In 1997, he directed the acclaimed video for The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up", which sparked controversy due to its depiction of drug use, violence, and nudity.

Critical Beatdown

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Debut studio album by American hip hop group Ultramagnetic MCs, released on October 4, 1988, by Next Plateau Records.

Debut studio album by American hip hop group Ultramagnetic MCs, released on October 4, 1988, by Next Plateau Records.

"Smack My Bitch Up" by The Prodigy from the album The Fat of the Land

Shahin Badar

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Shahin Badar (born 17 June 1974) is an English singer-songwriter who is best known in Europe and North America for her vocals on The Prodigy's single "Smack My Bitch Up" (1997).

Musicals of the 1950s led to short-form music videos

Music video

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Video of variable length, that integrates a music song or music album with imagery that is produced for promotional or musical artistic purposes.

Video of variable length, that integrates a music song or music album with imagery that is produced for promotional or musical artistic purposes.

Musicals of the 1950s led to short-form music videos
The Beatles in Help!
Footage of Freddie Mercury in the "Bohemian Rhapsody" music video during a Queen + Adam Lambert concert at the United Center, Chicago

The Prodigy's 1997 video for "Smack My Bitch Up" was banned in some countries due to depictions of drug use and nudity.

Bulls on Parade

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Song by American rock band Rage Against the Machine.

Song by American rock band Rage Against the Machine.

The Prodigy sampled the song in their 1997 single Smack My Bitch Up.