This track off Brown's XXX mixtape finds the rapper exploring the parallels between his life and famous Rock stars. "I don't read books about Hip-Hop artists," he told Mojo magazine, "the best ones are about Rock bands. My favourite Behind the Music documentary is the Rush one."
XXX was Brown's third mixtape. The title is the Roman numeral equivalent of "30," which was Brown's age at the time of release.
XXX received critical acclaim, earning Brown such accolades as Spin magazine's #1 Hip-Hop album of the year.
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."