Back For The First Time


Okay. Even Stevie Wonder could see it. This Curtis project didn’t exactly come out the gate like gangbusters. “Mmm mmm kissin’”; “Lots of activities fun things to do”; “Ha-ha-ha-ha.” Well, you can say, we expected and wanted more. And over the weekend it might have came with “I Get Money.” In case, you haven’t heard the Southside champ’s business pedigree is Trump tight. (V.W.R.E.A.M.—you figure it out) Supposedly this is a “Straight To The Bank” remix but it’s more like a whole new song. The hook is a familiar refrain from one of hip-hop’s most underrated MCs Milk Dee of the Audio Two.

The Black nasal rhyme champ was always a personal fav of your boy YN. I even copped the solo shit he did on Rick Rubin’s Def American label the first day it dropped. Anyone remember his dandy duet with Ad Rock from the Beastie Men, “Spam”? Nevermind, I’m just talkin’ to you, I’m just talkin’ through you.

Anyway you sure as hell as know this one. “I get money/Money I got/Stunts call me honey if they feel real hot/That’s how it is/You can ask Giz/I stole your girl while you were in prison/Jail, for MC assault/You was jealous it’s all your fault/Milk is chillin’, Giz is chillin’/What more can I say?/Top billin’.” It’s a certified rap classic, you bastards. Named the number one track of 1987 in the only hip-hop book that matters, et’s BORL (pat myself on back), this stupendously simplistic smash has been sampled and interpolated so many times I’ve lost count (Just ask Lil Flip, who used it on his last CD. I’m sure he’ll be throwing out some swagger jack allegations in a hot NY minute. UPDATE: Who’s Jimmie Hoffa?). Nat’s boys’ creation with its Daddy-O-approved drum programming mishap just might be the finest hip-hop ever recorded. Ever. Forever ever. Forever ever.

It’s amazing that this song came out 20 fuckin’ years ago. Just like “The Bridge Is Over.” I feel like fuckin’ KRS and Marley Marl. This was my shit in High School when you fuckers were still nestled in your Daddy’s… a lil’ graphic, sorry. At this point in his career Curtis is goin’ back to the classics to make sure he doesn’t fall off the top of the mountain (you know the nigga ain’t really feeling high heights). And shit if this fails, he’s still got some crooning crackers (JT Tha Bigga Figga and Robbie Romance) to get the paler side to ride. Plus who’s hotter to today’s black folk, than those wonderful White gentlemen?

Still I’d rather bump my old Audio Two on a manic Monday. It’s the timeless tunes that keep YN doin’ this shit. I would share the always-forgotten remix of “Top Billin’” where Milk and his more famous sis, MC Lyte play pass the mic. But then again my illiterate ass has been posting too much audio, right yo? Word to Sickamore, I’m sick of all of y’all.

Sidebar: What if 50 just said fuck Interscope and got Coke to put the album out. Or better yet he quits rap, and becomes a real president: Curtis Jackson, VP of Coke. From selling coke to running Coke. Eat your heart out, Hovi.

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  • Ty’Ty’

    Nice.. selling coke to running coke.. priceless

  • Tha Realest

    1st snitches!!

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Curtis’ll neva b able 2 throw rox at da throne.

  • Brendan

    I agree that this is more like what we want to hear from 50, but it tripped me up that a song by another rapper came out a few months ago with this exact same beat…

    “I Get Money” by Jimmie Hoffa, a rapper from Boston (You can hear the song here: Looks like 50 kinda got “Amusement Park’d” again on this beat.

    Oh, and didn’t Flip just put out a video for his “I Get Money” song with Jim Jones? Milk’s publishing is going through the roof this year!


    “I feel like fuckin’ KRS and Marley Marl”


  • andrew

    good for 50 and his soong is crazy

    go cop curtis 9-4-07

    g g g unit

  • BIG

    your in idiot, that was the most pointless post i have ever read.

  • EReal

    get the paler side to ride

    Good one yella. Throw them bo’s!

  • ONE50

    Vitamin Water Rules Everything Around Me

    Fif aint gotta be a marketing genius we do all the work for him. People can’t stop talking about the guy or his work. Atleast every once and a while he’ll put out a grimey song to remind myself the he was a lower tier rapper just 5 years ago. So if he can do it, so can somebody else. I wish!

  • bbatson

    I really don’t care about 50, but what you know about the Chuck Chillout top billin remix exclusive he used to play on his show? ahh you don’t have that tape…

    p.s. Audio two was never that great except for a song or two. It’s time to admit that to yourself. And Milks solo album. ehhh..

  • bbatson

    scratch my last comment.. teddy ted remix..

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  • jacquez
  • Hannah Smith

    “Still I’d rather bump my old Audio Two on a manic Monday. It’s the timeless tunes that keep YN doin’ this shit.”

    So why do you fill your magazine with utter junk? Where’s the heart? Where’s the soul? Oops, sold it for a buck and a corner office.

  • Big Ry

    I have nothing to say,just seeing if I can post.I think Bol is pissy at me or something.

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  • grapes

    jacquez is SHIT, stop advertising bwoy. U SUCK!
    (reall talk though,i haven’t listened)

  • Nelson

    YN getting a little carried away… F Interscope and get Coke to sell his LP? You cannot be serious. Very different ball games,

  • Cuban Link

    >>(V.W.R.E.A.M.—you figure it out)

    Volkswagens Rule Everything Around Me?I see a lot more Nissans and Mistubishis or however you sell em.

    and honestly, I think that I Get Money track is pretty hot, the sample youre talking about was fire

  • Big Dell

    dogs….Don’t stop the breakadays. I’m sitting here rocking the top billin’ remix myself, and it’s still as crack today as it was back then….you can’t punish everyone for the IGNORANT musings of a few…Keep the audio clips coming. Besides…its’ your site, your company, your magazine… so you shouldn’t take orders from 17 year “young” herbs.

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  • 5-0-4

    “Mmm mmm kissin’”

    Puppy Love was slept on. That track was classic 50. This joint is aiight. Personally I’m surprised cause even 50 haters are diggin it and lyrically its ok at best. I think its that old school sample that has ppl thinkin its somethings its not. Either way I’m glad 50 dropped a track ppl can’t hate on. I was startin to wonder how many damn singles he was gonna have to drop before some type of buzz started

  • fudge fiddy…..

    But if he were smart he take a page from the R.O.C and steal the classics… i mean we all know (thanks to cam n nas) that Jigga jacked everyone from Big daddy Kane to Biggie Smalls.. u know just like cookin crack…u take the raw (jigga) and the cut (a stolen verse, like ” when the remy’s in the system, or add tims on my feet to make my cipher complete) and cook it up ( mix n match beats to lyrics) and make a HIT…. Shyt i don’t know why it’s surprising he’s taking classics, hell i though he would have been done that when he figured out his camp won’t break platinum anymore…

  • Prince Of The South

    Yeah I Get Money was on point. This the best 50 song I’ve heard in a minute. Whoever said Puppy Love was slept on was right, that was a real talk record. Any dude that been burned by a female can vibe with that. This a good start all he need to do is put out the video online and come a little harder on his next single. As much as haters want to hate you know this much if Curtis, Nelly new album, Kanye new album, or TI’s joint, doesn’t go mulitplatinum in the states then Hip Hop is dead. What these new half rappin’ ass bastards gone do?