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Hear Songs from Rolling Stone's April 11th Issue

Rodriguez performs in Byron Bay, Australia.
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March 29, 2013 4:37 PM ET

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, we take an inside look at Macklemore's hard road to the biggest hit of the year and look at singer-songwriter Rodriguez's life after Searching for Sugar Man. Hear songs from these artists and more.

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Song Stories

“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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