Wu Tang Clan, in the song C.R.E.A.M from their 1993 album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), claimed “Cash Rules Everything Around Me.”
The sentiments of the single are nothing new to hip-hop — “Get the money … Dollar, dollar bill y’all” — and even now 18 years later, the rap game is consumed by an obsession with getting rich.
Why? Because money talks in the world of hip-hop. It doesn’t just promise a new lifestyle, it also promises a level of respect and swagger.
That swagger is exactly what this song captures with its dramatic string background, classic hip-hop drum beat, and a glockenspiel melody. It’s big, boastful and unapologetic.
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