8. Lyric: Notorious BIG – “Juicy (DJ Premier Remix)”

After DJ Premier’s subtle tweaking, “Juicy” was the track it should originally have been. The slightly more propulsive beat allowed the rhythm and phrasing of Biggie’s raps to come to the fore and revealed the lyrics to a much greater extent:

Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis
When I was dead broke, man I couldn’t picture this
50 inch screen, money green leather sofa
Got two rides, a limousine with a chauffeur
Phone bill about two G’s flat
No need to worry, my accountant handles that
And my whole crew is loungin’
Celebratin’ every day, no more public housin’
Thinking back on my one-room shack
Now my mom pimps a Ac’ with minks on her back
And she loves to show me off, of course
Smiles every time my face is up in The Source
We used to fuss when the landlord dissed us
No heat, wonder why Christmas missed us
Birthdays was the worst days
Now we sip champagne when we’re thirst-ay
Uh, damn right I like the life I live
Cause I went from negative to positive
And it’s all… it’s all good