Album: Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment)

What happens when an ad lib threatens to swallow a chorus whole? In a recent study, 76% of Americans, when asked to identify the name of the 2006 breakthrough hit by Dipset capo Jim Jones, referred to the song as “Ballin’” (37% considered the ‘shooting a basketball’ gesture to also be part of the song title). By contrast, only 12% could recite every word of the Max B-penned chorus—who the hell remembers “hips and thighs, oh my” or “foreign rides outside, it’s like show biz”? But it doesn’t matter: those two syllables launched the third most popular Diplomat, however briefly, into first place.

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