Word Up!
Korn Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Family Friendly
Released 2004
Genre Nu Metal
Language English
Source Lego Rock Band
Available November 3, 2009
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Lego Rock Band
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Basic Pro
Guitar 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Bass 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Drums 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce 3FcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Male singer
Guitar Solo
3-part Harmonies

"Word Up!" is a song Korn is a saying that was popular in New York and other urban areas in the US that acted as an affirmation of what was said, kind of a hipper "You Bet." Cameo developed a character around the saying and wrote the lyrics about what he would say. They called the character "Vicious" and had him take out his frustrations on rappers who delve into psychodrama when they should be creating music you can dance to: "Give us music, we can that, we need to dance. We don't need that type of psychological romance."

Cameo was a popular Funk band in the '70s and '80s. This hit fused their Funk background with elements of rap, giving them a big hit.

Cameo leader Larry Blackmon got the idea for the guttural vocal from Sly Stone, who is one of his heroes.

Korn and Melanie Brown have both recorded this. It was also part of a popular mash-up with Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl."

In the movie The 40-year-old virgin, Steve Carell sings a karaoke version of this alone in his apartment.


Word Up! - Korn Expert Full Band Rock Band 2

Word Up! - Korn Expert Full Band Rock Band 2

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