Money. Rappers have been rhyming about financial gain and acquiring it by any means necessary for years. By illegal means or by selling records, either you have it or you’re trying to get more of it.
I thought of using one of my favorite Fortune 500 CEO quotes as the caption, but decided to pay homage to Hip Hop instead. Here are few of my favorite “GetMoney” tracks, no particular order:
C.R.E.A.M. – WU-Tang Clan – As soon as the beat drops, it’s pandemonium wherever I am! Word for Word I can recite this song like I’m the 145th member of the Wu.
Gimme The Loot – Attempted robberies, Tech 9’s, #1 MOM pendants, lol. Biggie’s lyrically storytelling ability was 2nd to none. RIP.
Paid In Full – Seeing Rakim perform live at the Roots Picnic was one of the highlights of last summer. This track painted the picture of selling records, rather than drugs or stealing.
Dead Presidents – I remember how this track sparked up Hip Hop beef when Jay sampled Nas’ “The World is Yours”. But when you need a hot line, the Best can only take from the Best.
Road To The Riches – I remember my Mom put me on punishment for blasting and rapping Kool G Rap’s song in her house! When I was older, I loved playing GTA San Andreas just to hear it. The album is still one of the best rap albums ever.
Honorable mentions go to: “Get Money” – Junior M.A.F.I.A. ft Notorious B.I.G., “All About the Benjamin’s” -Puff Daddy ft The LOX, Lil’ Kim, Notorious B.I.G., “I Get Money” – 50 Cent and “Money, Power, Respect” – The LOX ft. Lil’ Kim, DMX
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