Ace was the ink before Irv Gotti was laundering loot
And he dropped Slaughtahouse before they was ever forming a group

from R.A. The Rugged Man (Ft. Brother Ali & Masta Ace) – The Dangerous Three Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In 1993 Masta Ace dropped Slaughtahouse with his group Masta Ace Incorporated.

This refers to Irv Gotti and his record label The Inc Records being accused of laundering money for the drug trafficker, Kenneth McGriff, back in 2005.

Also a reference to the group Slaughterhouse which was formed in 2009. The reference to the group in this line also ties into him mentioning Hammer dancing, two lines back, with the song “Hammer Dance” being one of the hits off of their most recent LP.

Also wordplay with ink/inc. This basically means Masta Ace has been putting rhymes to paper for a long time.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “The Dangerous Three” by R.A. The Rugged Man (Ft. Brother Ali & Masta Ace) Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box