Capitol

Album: The Stoned Immaculate (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • New Orleans MC Curren$y hooks up with Def Jam rapper 2 Chainz on this track on which they spit rhymes about riches and success. The pair have known each other since Curren$y's 2004 stint at Cash Money and their initial plan was just to make a mixtape track, but when Curren$y heard the finished product, he decided to release it as a single.
  • 2 Chainz and Curren$y were forced to record the track separately, because of their hectic schedules. "This was one of those mail-in joints," he revealed to The Boombox. "But that's a blessing because we both have such crazy schedules because we're both working a lot. You wouldn't want to be able to be right next to your friends all the time because they're busy getting money."
  • The song's music video was directed by CJ Wallis, the man behind most of Curren$y's visual output. "We came up with the treatment for one thing, which didn't necessarily work out in time but we had a second treatment on deck with Casino in mind," Wallis revealed to The Boombox. "I'm a big Martin Scorese fan. 'Casino is what kinda got me into this and [Curren$y] Spitta's into those type of classic gangster movies too. So this is kind of a take on an old film noir, basement casino but with Jets and Jet Missuses."

    "It was initially the vibe of the song that put me onto this," he added regarding the video's inspiration. "Most videos are more about the performance and things like that. This was more about the vibe - the slow-motion and the image an artist can sort of portray when they walk into a room. It's the capital 'G,' the vibe of the song."

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