Chase Allen Comes Up With a New Definition for ‘Been Rich’ [VIDEO]
Just one month after the release of his debut album, Far From Home, Philadelphia rapper Chase Allen addresses the idea of wealth in America with his latest video, "Been Rich."
Understanding that so many operate under the mantra "the bigger the better" or "why just have one," Allen challenges the idea of what it means to be rich by listing the things that make him wealthy - and none of them have to do with a plethora of shiny cars or jewelry.
"What I got, a diploma/Finest weed from Arizona, condo up in California/Play with me if you wanna/ Closet look just like my n---a Neiman, last name Marcus/Gotta take your shoes off when you walk in my apartment."
He makes it cool to be smart.
As the songs goes on, he tells fans to invest money instead of spending it; questions the need for designer things; and asks what will happen to the generation to follow. Then, midway through the song, a soft dialogue interrupts the music and a man asks, "Do you have millions of dollars? Are you a rich man? Do you have a lot of possessions? A lot of money in the bank?"
Chase responds, "Money makes you rich? I don't have that type of richness. My richness is life." And then the hook breaks in: "I been rich all my life/I been rich all my life/I don't have a million dollars, but i make those women holler/I been rich all my life...I never had a million bucks, but I'm still rich as f--k."
After defining his "type of richness," Allen flips the script and spits a few bars defining the millennial generation who want all the "finer things, diamond rings, and designer frames," but they've "never owned s--t, [just] trying to keep up with the Joneses."
But in the end, "some still won't get it."