Rapper Big Pooh’s a vet in the game at this point. The title’s well earned considering his remarkable catalog with Little Brother plus the solo releases he’s amassing both during his time with the group and on the solo tip. But, he’s switching direction a bit with his next project, Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 3: Happy Birthday, Thomas. The title’s twofold as Pooh started recording around his birthday and he’s stated “it symbolizes a return to my Boom Bap roots.”
The lead single “Gold Chain” epitomizes Pooh’s words in the form of song as he speaks on what money and the fame meant to him at the outset of his musical career. The checks came and thus began the internal debate between buying a Rolex and Lexus. The chorus and The Mighty DT’s production bring the whole deal together as Pooh details what success once meant before age and wisdom showed him the light.