Lamborghini livin’ , a single by the British artist Christopher Nagel is a song that mainly comes under the genres of Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B. Nagel is a multifaceted artist experimenting with diverse styles of music as a singer, songwriter,rapper, and also as a record producer. The song also features grime artists Saskilla and Jamkvy.
Being a non native speaker of English,it’s normal to come across certain words which I am not familiar with.After doing some background research I got to know that these unfamiliar words which I came across can be mostly seen in Hip Hop and Rap music which comes under the term ‘MLE’. Some of you may have heard of this term but for those who don’t know, MLE stands for ‘Multicultural London English’. It’s a new dialect that has emerged as a result of language used by diverse groups of people who belong to different cultures and ethnicities.
The song revolves around a person who lives in more of an urbanized city( Could be in somewhere around the streets of London as the artist is also based in London)full of hustle and bustle where the person is trapped in a situation in trying to get on with the struggles of his day to day life .
The essence of the song is brought by a one single line “what we do for the money ain’t ever changing” as it indicates the constant struggle we have to go through to make a living. Even though money is not everything in life, in order to survive we need money,and the struggle we go through to make a living is not an easy task but without it we wouldn’t be able to survive or live according to social norms .
Nagel, being a multifaceted artist has done justice to the song by creating a mental picture of an urbanized city where a man is trying to live a life amidst the chaos ; A multifaceted artist based in London.