“Here Comes the Hotstepper” is a song co-written and recorded by Jamaican reggae artist Ini Kamoze. To date it is Kamoze’s only US number-one hit. It also made the UK Top 5, peaking at number 4.
The song was particularly popular in fashion shows of the 1990s. The song is used as the Entrance Theme to Public Enemy in ECW.
“Here Comes the Hotstepper” contains several samples, including vocals from “The Champ” by The Mohawks, “Hot Pants” by Bobby Byrd, and “La Di Da Di” by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick. The song’s instrumental samples the drums and bass from “Heartbeat” by Taana Gardner and guitar notes from “Hung Up on My Baby” by Isaac Hayes. The song uses the “na na na na na…” chorus from the Cannibal & the Headhunters cover of “Land of a Thousand Dances,” and the verse vocal melody is reminiscent of The Beatles’ “Come Together.”