Friday Jukebox: Thoughts About “Mo Money, Mo Problems”

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Sam Wilkinson

According to a faithful reader, I'm Ordinary Times's "least thoughtful writer." So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

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  1. Avatar Chris
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    This video, and too much Diddy, is what you get when the talent is dead.

    Also, there has never been a better rapper in than Biggie. If I’m not mistaken, the chorus to this song was the most downloaded ringtone for a long time.

    Thanks for this.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph
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    RE: 4.

    I think if you are going to inexplicably include golf in your music video, this is the way to go:

    http://youtu.be/Osi46o7Wuw8Report

  3. Avatar Sam
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    I wish I’d really emphasized exactly how bad this song would have been had Biggie’s verse gone first. It’d be a forgettable nightmare.Report

  4. Avatar Chris
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    Probably true. I wonder how much of the final product was produced after Biggie’s death.Report

  5. Avatar trizzlor
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    You’ve got to admit, though, that the first part of the first line of the chorus “I don’t know what / they want from me” is completely incomprehensible. Price salvages it by somehow turning those four words into one long lilting sound, but the dynamics make it impossible to sing along to. With such a repetitive and jangly chorus, it’s really a shame that this part is so cumbersome. Just watch someone drunkenly try to get through it in a karaoke bar and you’ll see what I’m talking about.Report

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