The Reign

Album: Unexpected Arrival (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Diggy raps, "Can you stand the reign? New Edition-post Bobby" on this track. The teenage rapper denied to The Boombox that he is dissing ex New Edition member Bobby Brown, saying instead that he's a fan. He explained that the lyric, "means I was playing off the fact that the song is called 'The Reign' and it's gonna be a long time before I touch the ground. That's what I was talking about in that song."
  • Diggy discussed the song's meaning with Rick Florino of Artist Direct: "The hook talks about me, how I feel, where I stand in life, where I see myself now, and where I see myself going. I also touch on the people who have been with me throughout this whole process from family to friends. They're people who have been big players in what I've been doing. It touches on a whole lot of different aspects of the way people see me, how I see myself, and where I see myself heading. It's crazy. When we had the beat, it was like the middle of the process. I was like, 'This is it. This feels like an outro.' When we started working on the hook, I knew it needed to be the conclusion."

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