Have you ever just looked at your student debt and sobbed about it? I know I have. Have you ever gone to pull out your debit card and remembered you have no money so you have to use your credit card till you get paid…and then hope you can pay that off? I know I have. To help you cope with those times and future times with insufficient funds here’s our list of some of the best songs to listen to if you too would like to feel rich even though you are indeed facing a crippling amount of debt.
You will feel amazing, but when the song’s over you will absolutely still be in the same economic state you were in before…this doesn’t fix that at all but enjoy this temporary mental break.
Getting To the Money – Tony Cartel
Man this is that chune you play to get yourself outta bed and to go to work. Don’t skip that paycheck my Gs. Even if you aren’t trappin, just pretend while you’re in your whip driving to your day job. Mean mug the guy next to you at the light for no reason. Yell “waking up getting to the money, don’t give a damn who telling on me” just like Cartel. If you don’t feel inspired when the beat briefly cuts out and this man say “balling hard a nigga stadium”, then you just don’t wanna feel rich…don’t know why you wouldn’t want to have that feeling but whatever man.
Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Ma$e and Diddy
This song is a classic man. Biggie said, “Nigga never home, gotta call me on the yacht”…I used to know a guy that had a boat once. Wasn’t remotely as nice as a yacht but we did go out on a lake that was kinda dirty. Anyways, when I drive in my used vehicle, I play this song and pretend I’m off somewhere in a drop top coupe in a tracksuit . “Top down in the winter, that’s what winners do”…that’s what Hov said on a song that wasn’t this one…I’m a winner too man.
Luxury Tax – Rick Ross ft. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Trick Daddy
I swear I could make a long list of Rick Ross songs that need to be on this list but I’ve got a soft spot for this one. He assembled a money talkin’ squad to deliver a song that makes you feel like you’ve paid a luxury tax and not just regular tax money to the government. “They said, I couldn’t play baseball at all and now everyday of my life I ball”…that was true until I messed up my knees playing basketball. I actually paid to play though, so really I actually ended up saving some paper. Now that’s life in luxury…
Get Money – Junior M.A.F.I.A. ft. The Notorious B.I.G.
Now this one will really make you feel like you’re ballin’ if you can presently afford a bottle of Moët at the liquor store once a year, and if you had the privilege of having a Nintendo console as a kid. When Biggie starts his verse with “ You wanna sip mo’ on my livin’ room flo’, play Nintendo with Cease and Nino” he makes you feel like you actually feel like you might be wealthy too. Of course you have to ignore the fact that this was written in the 90s when everything was priced differently but if you’re like me, act like that has zero impact on anything and enjoy the song man.
Cigar Music – Rick Ross ft. Masspike Miles
Luxury rap at it’s finest right here. Grab your woods or a cigar and spark that man. This one just sounds like money. Got your sunnys on at some event that’s indoors in a designer tracksuit. “So if you never seen a boss nigga, then look at me”. That’s what I tell myself and not anyone else because I currently have zero employees.
Got Money – Lil Wayne ft. T-Pain
I used to want this song to play when I entered the bank but for obvious reasons, the bank doesn’t do that…so one time I just played it for myself in my earphones when I walked in the bank. I heard T-Pain yell, “got money and you know it, then take it out your pocket and show then throw it like”…then I proceeded to pay a portion of my student loan and then there was no money to throw in any direction.
Oh does this one ever slap when your card declines at the sandwich shop on campus but the shorty you think is bad from class is there so you just smile and pretend you weren’t hungry because you’d rather die than ask if she would buy you lunch. 50 said, “have a baby by me baby, be a millionaire”…that’s the type of talk that gets you through not having anything for lunch as you sit with that shorty and watch her eat the whole ass sandwich.
Money Ain’t a Thang – Jay-Z & Jermaine Dupri
Fam I’ve seen a Rolls Royce once…like in my entire life. Jay’s talking about the Rs on the headrest and if you’re like most of us, you will look back at whatever seats you have in your car and just pretend. Only time I see stars in the ceiling is if I open the sunroof and drive to the outskirts of town so there’s a little less light from all the buildings…anyways, “ya’ll wanna floss with us?”
Bitch Better Have My Money – Rihanna
Woman best have the funds I requested previously. Girl needs to show up with all of the dollars I asked for earlier today. Doesn’t matter what you call it, this song is the truth! This track will have you singing lyrics like “ballin bigger than Lebron” and “Louis XIII man it’s all on me, nigga you just bought a shot”. You know how hard it is to ball harder than Lebron? Also, Rihanna got a lot of faith in all of us to believe we can afford that $150 shot of Louis XIII. I have yet to see what that bottle looks like in its final form and not just a Google stock picture. Heard it’s nice though.
Money In The Grave – Drake ft. Rick Ross
Man, Drake is so rich that he used to “save hoes with a mask and a cape”. Like he did that already…at a previous point in life and made that money back. Listen man, my money has only ever saved me (barely). How do you not feel wealthy listening to this? Ross said, “my per diem six figures and I’m countin”…honestly, I have not even seen anything near six figures but one day fam, one day. You gotta close out your “Get Money” playlist with this one.
Well, all good things come to an end and as promised, your economic state has not changed because of these songs… but I bet you feel nice, right?