Pachanga

Album: Loso's Way (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from New York rapper, Fabolous' fifth studio album Loso's Way. The album was inspired by the 1993 Al Pacino film Carlito's Way. Fabolous explained to Billboard magazine: "The concept of the album came from me watching Carlito's Way and seeing how he was a guy who came from jail and wanted to do something bigger and better. I didn't come from jail, but I came from the hood, and in many ways I felt just like Carlito, because even though I'm still connected to the streets, I wanted to do bigger and better things too. There were a lot of parallels between his story and mine."
  • This song is titled after Carlito's right-hand man, who betrays him at the end of the film. Fabolous explained to MTV News: "I got a song on the album called 'Pachanga.' We say 'puh-chang-uh' on the song. That was Carlito's man, but we know at the end of the movie that was the dude who got Carlito set up to get shot. You see how friends change in due time. I got a crazy joint on the album that explains how certain things or certain friends change in your lifetime."
  • This song samples Nas' 1996 single "The Message."

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