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Album: If Tomorrow Comes (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This song samples Mary J Blige's "Be Happy (Remix)," as well as Jimmy Spicer's "Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)" De La Soul's "Bitties in the BK Lounge" and AZ's "Doing That."
  • The song was produced by Mista Raja and co-produced by Maino. The Brooklyn rapper told AllHipHop.com that he had a co-production credit as, "the whole record is my idea." He explained: "My man Mista Raja, I called him up and told him I got this idea, I want to use this particular record. We used the beat that [Mary J. Blige] had, we found that beat, shout out to my man, DJ Unique, for getting the instrumental to us. What I did was Mr. Raja, he looped it, and I rapped to it. So, I'm getting my Diddy on."
  • Maino told AllHipHop.com that If Tomorrow Comes features, "real talk and real situation in life." He added that this song, "is not really about me being a rapper, it's about a situation everybody can relate to. So I try to make my music to where certain other people can take something out of it, not just listen to some ill metaphor or something. That is not what I am in it for."

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