Shout out to my sixth grade physical education teacher, Mrs. Wood. She’d always play the radio when we were in the gym and The LOX’s “Money, Power & Respect” religiously managed to fall in rotation. Credit Bad Boy’s stranglehold on radio circa ’97-’98, but also give credit to the record being one of the hardest in each respective MC’s catalog.
Kim’s hook occasionally falls under the radar when classic choruses are mentioned, but it flawlessly outlines the uber-obsessive nature of every hustler to have their own profit producing empire. On a related note, however, who was more dominant in 1998: DMX or Michael Jordan?