B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)

Album: Teflon Don (2010)
Charted: 60

Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from American rapper Rick Ross's fourth studio album, Teflon Don. The song features New York born hip-hop artist Styles P, who is one of the founding members of the rap group The LOX along with Jadakiss, Louch and Chris "Lil Mac" Pelkey.
  • The album title refers to Ross's original rap name, Teflon Don. He told MTV News: "You gotta understand, I feel like I overcame so many things. Not only in music, but in my everyday life - being a young black man, being an entrepreneur, being a father. I learned a lot of things. I'm turning right around, putting it back into music. It's still a lot of things I deal with. Still a lot of negativity. That's what it is, and that's why I feel the title of my next studio album is so appropriate."
  • The original "Teflon Don" was 1980s New York mobster John Gotti, who earned his nickname because of his apparent inability to get convicted. In an interview with the New York Daily News, a member of Gotti's family expressed his unhappiness at Ross' use of the late mob boss' handle. "He should have asked for permission," Gotti's grandson Carmine Agnello said. "A stand-up, respectable guy would come and ask, 'If I could use the nickname.'"
    Agnello added: "I think he's a great artist, but you can't just start calling yourself that to sell records. He wants to go for that whole image, but hey, be yourself. My grandfather paid his dues for that nickname. That was my grandfather's life."
  • The song was produced by Virginia beatsmith Lex Luger, who was still in his teens when he helmed the cut. He told MTV News: "To take something that a lot of people thought was nothing and to turn it into another dimension of sound was crazy to me. The reaction from people that I saw was crazy to me. That's when I really knew this is what I wanted to do."

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