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26. Ol’ Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis – Got Your Money



Listening to a track like Got Your Money, you begin to understand how words like “nasty” and “sick” have become superlatives in hip-hop. Because Got Your Money is just that: it’s misogynistic and materialistic, snarling and menacing. It features lyrics like “I don’t have no problem with you fucking me, but I have a little problem with you not fucking me” – heck, it’s performed by a guy who called himself Ol’ Dirty Bastard. But despite all of that, Got Your Money is a deliciously seedy, addictive record. The Neptunes’ production tricks once again underpin the dirt: gyrating Billie Jean drums, Kelis’ pouting purr – it all comes together to give ODB’s thug-life braggadocio exactly the right mix of sex and danger.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 29/11/2009 1:05 am

    Wasn’t this actually released in 1999? Like, at the end?
    Either way, classic choice.

  2. Sam permalink*
    29/11/2009 2:45 am

    TJ – You’re quite right! Wikipedia suggests that it was released in Nov 1999 in the US, but as this is a British blog, I’m going on British release dates, and Got Your Money got its release on these shores on 26 June 2000 – a date confirmed by Amazon’s page:

    • 29/11/2009 8:07 am

      Ah cool, cheating the system. I like it!
      But still, great choice.

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