Costs at least 10 racks to get 16 gold bars

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Gold Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In today’s music industry, it costs at least $10,000 to record one phenomenal verse (16 bars). Also, this refers to the cost of buying a named rapper for a (16-bar) feature in your song. Nicki Minaj, for example, bragged about getting “Fifty K for a verse” on Kanye West’s “Monster.”

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