One Hit Wonder: Frankie Smith

Franklyn Leon “Frankie” Smith cemented himself into music pop culture with his hit “Double Dutch Bus.” The song reached #1 on the Hot Soul Singles chart in summer 1981 and peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song had influences on later rap acts like Tone Loc, Snoop Dogg and Missy Elliot. It also popularized the use of “-izzle” and other “-izz” words in hip-hop slang used by Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z.

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