Need hip hop/rap/pop songs or gangster references about $ or new shoes!
May 7, 2013 4:16 PM   Subscribe

It may sound silly, but I regularly pay a personal trainer via paypal and I like to have witty subject lines instead of the typical 'you've got money!'

My trainer is hugely into hip hop, rap, basketball, fashion (typically basketball-esque attire and has an obscene amount of shoes to match most outfits). Other things I thought could be funny to include are references to chihuahua's (his girlfriend has an adorable chihuahua) weight lifting (obviously), handstands, fart/poo/childish types of jokes (he's a little kid and prankster at heart).

I'd like my paypal subject line to be something witty or clever including any of the above mentioned interests in addition to money. I was thinking some sort of rap/hip hop/pop song would be best and preferably from the late 1980s or early 1990s forward since we're both in our late twenties and might not get references or slang from before then. Or current popular songs that he's likely have heard.

Some of the more clever ones I’ve used:

- I've got enough money in the bank for the two of us. Plus I gotta keep enough lettuce. To support your shoe fetish (From Fergie's song lyrics, Glamorous)

- Wanna be ballers, shot-callers? It's all about the Benjamins (Robert Bordens) baby!

These were pretty amusing for him and I'm having trouble thinking of something to top them.

Some of the more generic hip hop references for money I’ve used already:
You've got:
- Moolah
- Cabbage
- Dough
- Bacon

I've also said:
- You've got a handful of benjamins and fifteen wagon wheels.
- You've got lettuce and a little bit of spinach.
posted by DorothySmith to Human Relations (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Admiral Haddock at 4:24 PM on May 7, 2013

ODB featuring Kelis: Got Your Money.

this is my default when giving money that i owe to my friends... "hey, dirty! baby i got your money, don't you worry, i said hey!"
posted by koroshiya at 4:28 PM on May 7, 2013 [4 favorites]

Now me and my Adidas do the illest things
We like to stomp out pimps with diamond rings
posted by drlith at 4:35 PM on May 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Macklemore, Wings.

"I was seven years old
When I got my first pair
And I stepped outside
And I was like, Momma
This air bubble right here
It’s gonna make me fly"
posted by kinetic at 4:35 PM on May 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

I was trying to think of a way to use Macklemore's insult of 'cold ass honky' and talking about his 'come up' from the Thrift Shop song.
posted by DorothySmith at 4:40 PM on May 7, 2013

you could go with, "damn, here's some cold-ass money, and it don't smell like r. kelly's sheets (piss!)."
posted by koroshiya at 4:43 PM on May 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Everybody wants to get paid, paid like a Lou Mays
Poppin' that coochie or sellin' fake Guccis

-- Big Shot
posted by DarlingBri at 4:43 PM on May 7, 2013

wu tang clan - C.R.E.A.M

subject line:
cash rules everything around you! paypaled your money, dolla dolla bill y'all...

(this is an awesome question, btw.)
posted by koroshiya at 4:51 PM on May 7, 2013 [2 favorites]

Cause I don't like to dream about gettin' paid
So I dig into the books of the rhymes that I made
Sometimes I test to see if I got pull
Hit the studio, cause I'm paid in full.
posted by googly at 5:06 PM on May 7, 2013

Some other possibilities from Thrift Shop:

Dressed all in pink, 'cept my gator shoes, those are green.

Saving my money and I'm hella happy, that's a bargain, bitch.

I could take some Pro Wings, make them cool, sell those
The sneaker heads would be like "Aw, he got the Velcros"
posted by mon-ma-tron at 8:36 PM on May 7, 2013

As a freelancer, I have to say it's very difficult to improve on "You've got money!"
posted by zadcat at 9:47 PM on May 7, 2013

Maybe too obvious:
- my money's so tall that my body's gotta climb it (or something like that from "Monster." I'm assuming you'd switch up the pronouns)
- stuff six figures in my [his] damn air mattress (From "Hello, Good Morning")
- I'm in love with large bills (From "Hello, Good Morning")
posted by salvia at 10:42 PM on May 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

So much smoke need oxygen, steadily counting them Benjamins
- Biggie
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet at 1:44 AM on May 8, 2013

"It's the first of tha month, so cash yo checks and come up..." Bone Thugs.
posted by 8-bit floozy at 11:17 AM on May 8, 2013

Gangsta Gangsta by N.W.A "Gimme' back my purse!" and "Life ain't nothing"

Cash Money by N.W.A. "All you people listening thank you for all your money"

Crush on You by Lil' Kim "Why you count your jewels thinkin ima cheat you"

Get Money by Junior M.A.F.I.A. "...get money..get money"
posted by Rob Rockets at 1:01 PM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

The whole Clipse "Hell Hath No Fury" album is full of this too. From "Keys open doors" to "Got the re-up" and "Wamp wamp."
posted by klangklangston at 1:11 PM on May 8, 2013

Thanks everyone! These suggestions should help me out for the next few months!!
posted by DorothySmith at 4:12 PM on May 8, 2013

The above suggestions are great, and I like your idea! Here's several more:

Jay-Z - Run This Town
"I'm a couple bands down and I'm tryin' get back
I gave Doug a grip and lost a flip for five stacks
Yeah, I'm talking 5 comma, 6 zeroes, dot zero, here Doug"

In my experience which had nothing to do with hip-hop, a band or stack would refer to a 10k stack of $100 bills. A grip would be enough cash to be rolled up to fit in the C-shaped grip of your hand-- 5k. Or less, if you're using smaller denominations.

Dre - What's the Difference
"What's the difference between me and you?
About 5 bank accounts, 3 ounces and 2 vehicles"

Well, man. This is pretty straightforward. Change it up a bit and make references to weight, body fat, or other similar body-health metrics.

Wale - Pretty Girls
"Black and gold bottles like I'm pro-New Orleans
But, shorty I'm far from a Saint, but I got two AmEx's that look the same way"

You know, credit cards. Black = Centurion, then the order goes the Platinum and Gold cards.

Then there's always boasting about clothing lines/fashion houses. Gucci/Prada/Martin Margiela seem to be common these days, themes being what's new fashion, what's classic, and which is better for whatever reason. Example would be something like "Sir, that may be Margiela you are wearing, but Margiela is not Gucci, which as I am sure you are aware of, is classier and not so trendy."

Mix and match and make your own lines! Stacks (money) vs stacks (supplements), remarking on the color of his shoes (black? platinum?) and making a statement that you've got an "AmEx that looks the same way," etc.
posted by herrdoktor at 6:41 PM on May 8, 2013

Herrdoktor -I love love love love the stacks reference! You're brilliant with this game!
posted by DorothySmith at 6:31 PM on May 9, 2013

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