You ringing bells with bags from Chanel
Baby Benz, traded in your
One More Chance / Stay With Me (Remix) by The Notorious B.I.G.

How’s that for an upgrade? From ‘wanting money’ in the first verse to ‘bags from Chanel’ and Mercedes Benzs now. Biggie has the magical Pimp Power to switch a girl’s life around, if he so sees fit.

Many rappers have riffed on a similar idea. See songs like ‘Overnight Celebrity’ for details.

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David S
July 12th, 2013

“Baby Benz” refers to the small class of Mercedes Benz sedans that came out in the the US in the early 1980’s, starting with the 190E. In the 90’s when this was written, Biggie was probably referring to the W202 body Mercedes C-class.

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The sex is just immaculate from the back One More Chance / Stay With Me (Remix) by The Notorious B.I.G.

POW! We’re suddenly having sex with Biggie! He takes us from talk about wealth, to more bait (diamonds) to expensive transportation, to -suddenly- full blown sexual acts.

Again, Biggie’s genius as storyteller is evident here. He deliberately juxtaposes his talk of wealth to his talk of sex, which, subconsciously, links the two subjects. His sexual vigour is fuelled by his wealth. Remember, he admits earlier in the song that he’s ‘ugly as ever’, so it’s not his physical appeal that’s working for him.

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First I talk about how I dress in this
Diamond necklaces
One More Chance / Stay With Me (Remix) by The Notorious B.I.G.

He starts with mere talk about clothes, as a referent for wealth and taste, before proceeding to talk about serious wealth (diamond necklaces)…

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Once ya grin, I'm in - game begins One More Chance / Stay With Me (Remix) by The Notorious B.I.G.

The pause after ‘game begins’ is important. It marks the introduction of Biggie’s sexual gameplay, which he (in the next lines) describes in a mercurial flow of sentences and syllables that melt into a cocktail of imagery and internal rhyme. Phew.

The genius here is that he eases the listener through his experiences, using his flow to echo the tone of what he is describing. Aurally, we become his sexual victim! He takes us with him into a freefall of lyricism that reflects the freefall from ‘talk’ into full blown sex. This is lyricism of the highest possible order.

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July 22nd, 2013

ONce he gets a lady to smile. He’s already got her! From then he will smooth talk to and then wine n dine you

May 6th, 2014

she wants it.

After watching her from across the room in his Versace shades, all it takes is a visible smile from the lady to know that it’s game on.

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Now tell your friends Poppa hit it, then split it One More Chance / Stay With Me (Remix) by The Notorious B.I.G.

This slip into the 2nd person addresses women directly. Biggie is such a mack that he can (and does) talk about his sexual adventures openly, directly to his sexual targets. Playa.

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May 6th, 2014

That’s third person perspective.

double entendre

Big’s telling his girl to tell her friends that he fucked her hard, “splitting her in two”.

while also

Telling his girl to spread the news of their sex, and then to GTFO.

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First things first: One More Chance / Stay With Me (Remix) by The Notorious B.I.G.

Got to love the clarity of intention here. Biggie is about to tell us exactly what’s up, starting with the most important aspect of his persona (for this song) — his sexual prowess and playa credentials.

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It's like the changing of the seasons
And the tides of the sea
Only Fools And Horses Theme Song by John Sullivan (Ft. Only Fools And Horses)

This simile is a strangely profound diversion into Romanticism, suggesting that the constant buying/ selling/ hustling for cash is as unchanging as the seasons and the tides… Which it is (as demonstrated by episode after episode of failed get-rich-quick schemes).

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C'est magnifique, Hooky Street
Magnifique, Hooky Street
Only Fools And Horses Theme Song by John Sullivan (Ft. Only Fools And Horses)

This has to be a nod to Del-boy’s woeful attempts at sophistication through the dropping of French phrases — that he usually gets incredibly wrong.

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No money back, no guarantee Only Fools And Horses Theme Song by John Sullivan (Ft. Only Fools And Horses)

The previous line sounds good — I mean, who wants to pay added tax? But this line is the flipside of dodgy dealings, ie: no money back of your goods are faulty, and definitely no guarantee.

Viewers of the show will know that most of Del-boy’s goods were either fake or faulty or both. Like this ‘silver’ cutlery set for example…

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No income tax, no VAT Only Fools And Horses Theme Song by John Sullivan (Ft. Only Fools And Horses)

Dodgy dealings. Illegal traders tend to not pay any income tax on their earnings and don’t offer Value Added Tax on the price of the goods they sell, because it’s all CASH.

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