88

Album: Unexpected Arrival (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Diggy teams with New York Hip-Hop artist Jadakiss on this track for a rap free-for-all. The teenage rapper explained to The Boombox the meaning behind his lyric, "I'm only two years in and a couple of months/ Yeah, the road was Bobby Brown, it had a couple of bumps." "I wasn't referring to Bobby Brown's life," he said. "More so, something that people from the '80s would know what I'm talking about. I was talking about how my life is bumpy. Something that Bobby Brown was about."
  • Diggy is rapping about the year 1988 on this track, but the number 88 has a lot of musical significance: not only is it the number of keys on a piano, but it's in the title of what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame considers the first Rock song: "Rocket 88." That song is about a car, the Oldsmobile Rocket 88, which Little Richard namechecked in his song "Rip It Up," singing, "got me a date and I can't be late, picked her up in my 88."

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