Whether you flaunt your money or just work hard to make it, once you have the money hate will come.
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Pretty good verse man, but there’s a reason they call me the GOAT.
He never regrets being involved in the drug game, it made him who he is today.
Now that you have gone back in time to see Maino’s life, fast forward to now and see that he is successful and doesn’t have to deal with what had happened in his past.
If you were to look through everything that Maino has witnessed in his life so far, guns and drugs would show up a lot.
The Fila shoe company made a C.R.E.A.M. shoe dedicated to the Wu-Tang Clan’s classic single. Maino claims buying these shoes is the moment that made him want to become a real drug dealer.
He sold crack in his youth because like Rakim said, its a best seller.
He wasn’t into sports, but when he needed to move he could do so. He also carried around a .38 gun, referenced to by Ice Cube.
Back in his youth he used to listen to Rakim on the streets, and now he’s doing a song with him.
Benjamin ‘Killer Ben’ O'Garro was a Brooklyn drug dealer who was gunned down in 1995 after being released from prison where he served 6 ½ years for the attempted murder of a police officer. It is thought he was murdered as revenge after he stole jewelry from an associate of Notorious B.I.G. He has a mural dedicated to him in his former neighborhood of Fort Greene:
Rakim has previously mentioned him in “What’s on Your Mind?” as has Cormega in “Glory Days”.
On the back of the Paid In Full album cover, there is a picture of Eric B. & Rakim along with Killer Ben and Supreme Magnetic. KRS-One was also, same with the original 50 Cent.
Reference to Biggie’s line in Party and Bullshit. Maino is recalling his youth.