The Meaning Behind The Song: I Know by Mango Foo
I have recently come across a song that has caught my attention and has been on repeat since then – “I Know” by Mango Foo. This track, released on March 15, 2016, is part of his album “Ear Hustling.” The lyrics, combined with the energetic beats, have made it a go-to song for many listeners.
As I listen to this song, I am reminded of the determination and resilience that it represents. Mango Foo expresses his knowledge of the challenges he has faced on his journey to success. The lyrics describe his ability to navigate through a tough environment, overcoming obstacles and doubters who may be working against him.
In the hook, he proclaims, “I know I had to get it off the block,” emphasizing his hustle and motivation to succeed despite his surroundings. He acknowledges that some people may be collaborating with law enforcement, but he remains focused on his goals.
The reference to “People’s Elbow” and “The Rock” is a clever nod to professional wrestling and the idea of hitting the metaphorical “pot” with force and strength. Mango Foo recognizes that there may be individuals who don’t want to see him rise to the top, but he remains undeterred.
The verses by Mango Foo and his collaborators, Migo Domingo and Skippa Da Flippa, delve deeper into their experiences and struggles. They talk about coming from challenging backgrounds, starting from the “bando” (a reference to a rundown or abandoned house used for illegal activities) and facing constant surveillance from the authorities. However, they use these experiences as fuel for their determination to succeed.
The lyrics are filled with references to their journey, such as flipping drugs, accumulating wealth, counting cash, and driving expensive cars. These references not only highlight their status but also reflect the hustle and drive that have propelled them to where they are today.
While the song may seem aggressive and boastful on the surface, it is essential to understand the underlying message. It serves as a reminder to stay focused on your goals, no matter the circumstances or doubters you may encounter. It encourages self-belief and perseverance in the face of adversity.
Songs like “I Know” by Mango Foo allow listeners to connect with the artist on a personal level. It becomes a source of inspiration and motivation, reminding us that success is possible with determination, hard work, and a strong belief in oneself. So, whether I’m working, playing a game, or watching a football match, this song serves as a soundtrack that fuels my motivation and reminds me to stay focused on my goals.