Friday, September 16, 2011

Notorious B.I.G.

I can fill ya with 
Real millionaire sh*t
Escargot, my car go one-sixty, swiftly
Wreck it, buy a new one
Your crew run run run, your crew run run

From "Hypnotize," the first single from Life After Death, which was nominated for the best rap single Grammy.

Escargot is real millionaire sh*t, as is a car that will go 160 mph.  (The internal or middle rhyme of "escargot" with "my car go" is typical of Biggie's way with words.)  

The last line quoted above echoes the line from the famous Phil Spector-produced single from 1963, the Crystals' "Da Doo Run Run."

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