Quickly, for those who don’t know, ZZ Top is a rock n roll band from Houston, Texas. They formed in 1969. The group consists of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. Their sound is deeply rooted in rhythm and blues. ZZ has released 15 studio albums and has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. In 2004 the band was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their new album, La Futura embodies the single Gotsta Get Paid, a reworking of the classic Houston rap song 25 Lighters, by DJ DMD featuring Fat Pat and Lil Keke. (more…)
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The song 25 Lighters by DJ DMD featuring Lil Keke and Fat Pat dropped in 1997. I never understood what 25 lighters meant, the hook, “25 lighters on my dressir/yessir/ I got’s to get paid,” had so much weight, as a 13 year old I just accepted it as true without knowing its significance. I think everyone at the time took the hook the same way, which is why after asking around 14 years later, still nobody knows the significance of 25 lighters.
I am not going to mention any names because I do not want to put anyone on blast, but I asked some Texas rappers, hip hop heads, and block bleeders. I received answers like, “shit, I don’t know, I was too young when that song came out,” “shit, it don’t matter what 25 lighters means, cuz them playas was just trying to get paid,” my buddy from the south side of H-town even said, “maaahn, them dudes didn’t even know what 25 lighters meant, they just be saying shit sometimes.” (more…)