My first introdcution to Treal Lee and Prince Rick and probably more importantly, Kedrick "Mr. Hit Dat Hoe" Wilson, was the above promo video for "Get Off Me Now." Sometime this past spring, the video was making its way around gossip blogs, posted to responses of glee toward Wilson's country swagger, but also contempt that a "rapper" would name himself "Mr. Hit That Hoe." In actuality, Wilson isn't a rapper, but a fearless dancer who inspired a hit song, and a deeper look into Dallas rap culture offers insight into his otherwise off-putting namesake.
While interviewing super producers Play-N-Skillz for F56's Dallas Rap feature, Play spoke on local rappers finally embracing their city's identity, and more specifically, putting local slang on record. One of the more prominent nuances he may have been referring to is the rampant use of "hoe" as a pronoun. Now "bitch" had a country-wide run earlier this century in the very same capacity, but it was never as ubiquitous as "hoe" is in D-Town. "That hoe was throwed, wasn't it?" proclaimed Big Tuck after an impromptu performance at local nightspot Ice Bar. "You can hit the hoe a couple more times if you bout to leave," a young woman said to her friend, referring to a lit blunt they were sharing, earlier that same evening. "That hoe wrecking," said Fat B of his and Tuck's chart-climbing single, "Not A Stain."
And now Mr. Hit Dat Hoe, a title self-congratulatory in the same way that Murder Inc. was "murdering the industry" or MTV "pimping rides." Kedrick Wilson is a dancer, and one who dances so well that no one can "hit that hoe" quite like he can. The video below serves show just how far the "Mr. Hit Dat Hoe" phenomena has come, including choreographed YouTube tributes and even a preview of a halftime performance of the song by Texas Southern University's marching band. Whether or not the song will hit beyond Dallas remains to be seen, as equally ridiculously premised songs have done as much, but as far local acclaim is concerned, the three seemed to have hit that hoe, fosho. Watch the "Mr. Hit Dat Hoe" movement take shape below and download Treal Lee and Prince Rick's "Mr. Hit Dat Hoe.'