Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (Kool G Rap & DJ Polo song)

"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" is the first single from American hip hop duo Kool G Rap & DJ Polo's 1996 album Rated XXX.

"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.jpg
Single by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
from the album Rated XXX
Released1996
GenreEast coast hip hop
Length4:58
LabelCold Chillin'
Songwriter(s)Leroy Burgess, James Calloway, Aaron Davenport, Nathaniel Wilson
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo singles chronology
"On the Run"
(1992)
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"
(1996)
"Talk Like Sex"
(1996)
Kool G Rap singles chronology
"Hey Mister Mister"
(1996)
"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"
(1996)
"Talk Like Sex"
(1996)

BackgroundEdit

"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" is a braggadocio rap in which Kool G Rap boasts of his extravagant lifestyles, success with women and luxurious possessions. The song's hook samples the lines "I'm representin, puttin' Queens on the map" and "Playin' big willie style with the chauffeur. Yaknawmean?" from the Lost Boyz song "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz" and Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Player's Anthem", respectively. A heavy piano sample from the Fonda Rae song "Over Like a Fat Rat" can also be heard throughout.

SamplesEdit

"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" samples the following songs:[1]

And was later sampled on:

  • "The Real Moneymaker" by Bassi Maestro

Track listingEdit

12"Edit

A-side
  1. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (Vocal Version) (4:57)
  2. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (Dub Version) (4:57)
B-side
  1. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (Instrumental Version) (4:57)
  2. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (Acapella Version) (3:39)

CassetteEdit

A-side
  1. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (Vocal) (4:57)
B-side
  1. "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" (Dub) (4:57)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo on WhoSampled". WhoSampled.

External linksEdit