This is one of the first rap songs I truly loved growing up, right beside Concrete Schoolyard. They are rapping incredibly fast, but every now and then a line jumps out that even a 10 year old can listen to and reflect upon. The overall message of the song is about fame and the sharp contrast it holds to the struggle that the members of the group grew up in. I really know nothing about Bone Thugz other than that Bizzy Bone left the group before this song was released and thus his verse was omitted from the final cut, which is a damn shame because it is really fucking good. I’m posting the version that includes Bizzy’s verse, but as a result we don’t get to see the official music video with Phil Collins, which sucks because its excellent. Actually I’ll just post them both.
Phil actually flew to Geneva with Bone Thugs to film the video. Such an awesome contrast.