Player’s Anthem

Player’s Anthem

Junior M.A.F.I.A.

“Player’s Anthem” was the lead single from Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s debut album Conspiracy. The track launched the careers of Lil Cease and Lil Kim, while continuing the success The Notorious B.I.G. achieved with his 1994 debut album Ready To Die. The single achieved gold status after peaking at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Hot Rap Songs charts.

Lil' Kim spoke about her recording process for the track:

I remember when I was writing for “Player’s Anthem,” I wasn’t even supposed to be on that song for Junior M.A.F.I.A. They just put the beat on and I was just writing to it. None of the boys could finish their raps, so Clark Kent was like, “Kim, I know you got something. Go in the booth.” I went in the booth, I spit that same exact verse and they kept it. The other person that was supposed to be on there ended up not being on there.

Clark Kent sampled the intro of The New Birth’s “You Are What I’m All About”: