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.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.