It’s All About The Benjamins (Remix)

It’s All About The Benjamins (Remix)

Diddy (Ft. Lil' Kim, The LOX & The Notorious B.I.G.)

From Puff Daddy and the Family’s No Way Out album, this song features most of Bad Boy’s star lyricists (no Mase). The original appeared on a random DJ Clue mixtape, making this the more popular version

The theme is similar yet somewhat the opposite of Wu-Tang’s C.R.E.A.M., which also centers around the all-importance of money. Wu focuses on the struggles of making cash and how it controls them while Bad Boy brags about the pleasures of spending it. It’s an excellent indicator of the changes hip-hop underwent from the early to the late 90’s

The main beat features a sample from Love Unlimited’s “I Did it For Love”, while Biggie rhymes over a different beat featuring a sample from The Jackson 5’s “It’s Great to be Here”.

In 2008, it was ranked number 32 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.