"Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny" redirects here. For the R&B group featuring these members, see New Edition
"Word to the Mutha!" is a song co-written and performed by American contemporary R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe. It originally appeared on their debut studio album Poison under the title "Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny (Word to the Mutha)!", but the title was shortened and a remixed version of the song was issued as the only official single from the group's remix album WBBD-Bootcity! The song features vocals from Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill; and it was the first recorded song to feature all six members of New Edition; although Brown, Tresvant and Gill are credited separately on the single rather than collectively as New Edition
The song samples "A Star in the Ghetto" by Average White Band and "The Jam" by Graham Central Station.
A music video was filmed in and around the Roxbury Housing Projects in Boston, where five of the six (excluding Johnny Gill) New Edition members grew up.