Free Download | I Wanna Benz - YG, Nipsey Hussle, & 50 Cent
I don’t know why I’m feeling this song so much; could it be the 90’s style production complete with low-pass filters and 808’s. YG has been one of Def Jam’s most profitable investments, and despite the label’s reputation being in the gutter, they still manage to drop free heaters like this to take everyone’s attention away from the fact that they’ve screwed over a handfull of great artists.
Money chasing is the core subject of this song, as it is with most rap singles. The old school sound is inspired by an era where banging and pimping were the ghetto’s key routes to fortune, and the sample at the beginning is from a 1993 classic gangster film Menace 2 Society. Boyz N The Hood is my hood movie of choice, but regardless, this song emanates the qualities of that entire era of music — complete with a 50 Cent feature — with modernized production and mastering. In a world where all you know is drugs, death, and dough, it isn’t hard to imagine why a fly ass Mercedes is the end goal. Whether you like this sound or not, it’s good to pay homage to such a rich cultural era. Cop the free DL, show YG some love on Twitter and Soundcloud, and go watch some throwback movies on Netflix today.