Lol @ people who think a superficial mafia album being better than the album that revived his career.
Stillmatic > It Was Written
IWW is one of the top 3 mafioso influenced pieces to come out but he also was teaching the kids w shit like i gave u power and black girl lost.
Hiphop is about partying AND disseminating information. Who else is doing that w help from Dre.....?
The other homie u love....k dot
Dont forget that last verse on watch dem n*ggas was goat - "them old timers advised you to them problems thats ahead,drama wit the feds,not listening just bobbing your head"
And that shootouts line "she do be looking weaker now,her teeth are foul,speaking loud,peep her style, in and out of every reefer cloud" was one of my favorite lines off the album
Im trying to tell ya I cant reiterate this enough nobody was f***ing with that IWW/ESCO FLOW. He could rhyme small and big words together numerous times within one line or verse making it sound so effortless, whereas some rappers rhymes sound forced. BIG PUN R.I.P is one of the few who could do that but not many....
I always said that IWW flow was like water, as corny as that may sound it came across so natural it flowed like water.
when I was younger, I ended up getting the edited version.. and for some reason the 3rd verse was completely different.. maybe even better.