Thursday, September 18, 2008

Throwback Thursdays: L.O.X. - Money, Power, Respect (1998)

Featuring Lil' Kim & DMX.

It's amazing to think that this song came out 10 years ago, but a few things help you realize that this isn't recent:
1. This is before the whole "Free the L.O.X." campaign that liberated the group from Bad Boy.
2. This is before L.O.X. started calling themselves D-Block.
3. This is before Lil' Kim had a ridiculous amount of surgeries, as she was still attractive at this point.
4. This is before DMX started taking drugs and got arrested every other weekend.
5. This is before BET decided to give both Lil' Kim and DMX reality shows.

And as a side note, a lot of people believe that the title of this song was inspired by a famous Tony Montana quote from the movie "Scarface." It very well may have been, but in actuality, Montana said, "In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women."

So maybe this song shoulda been called, "Money, Power, Women" instead.

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