This forgotten 90s rap song is a hilarious parody/cover of the iconic country hit "Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band.

You have to go all of the way back to 1979 for the #1 country hit "Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band.  However, if you grew up in Michigan in the '90s, you may have a better memory of the rap song "Devil Came Up To Michigan" by K.M.C. Kru.  This song wasn't a big hit as it peeked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991.  This song contains hilarious lyrics like,

He had a brand new Nissan truck, convertible, with a portable phone
He had a Kenwood deck that was bumpin' loud as he stopped in a no-parking zone
The Devil stepped out with a beeper on his hip, a black Fila suit that was down

I had a chance to speak with Charlie Daniels back in 2004 about this cover of his biggest hit.  When I asked Daniels if he had ever heard "Devil Came Up To Michigan," he responded,

Have I heard it?  I was in the music video.

He then explained that the music video begins with him falling asleep with a fiddle on his lap.  Then he dreams of the rap video and wakes up with a record player on his lap.  Check out the video for yourself below.

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Other versions of the cover like "Devil Came Up to Chicago" and "Devil Came Up To Boston" were created in the hopes of making this song a hit.  As much as I love this cheesy New Jack Swing track, it just couldn't come close to the success of the original.


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