This is the outro track of Paranoia: A True Story. Dave East told Billboard magazine the second verse of this song is his favorite 16 on the record. He explained:
"It brought me back to a certain time period when I hid my pistol in my socks draw. [Begins rapping] 'I hid the pistol in my sock draw. We had the hard and you could cop soft. For some reason I don't feel nothing when they knock a cop off. You ain't the only one getting money, I got these dropoffs.'
It was me when I was 18. It brought me back to me remembering having my gun in my socks draw and my mother doing my laundry, finding the s--t. I could remember vividly certain s--t that had happened. The second verse on the outro sum all that up. It really brought me back to that point in my life. I was dreaming about this s--t and all these artists that I was working with and f---ing with now, they were artists then. They were who they were when I was a nobody in the projects."
Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top.
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.
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.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
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