Don't tempt me, you don't want to fuck with the M-E
An original way to hand over the verses. Biggie starts spelling Method Man’s name and Meth finishes it. To get the timing right, Meth starts rhyming over Biggie’s line. So his T-H-O-D Man actually comes before the M-E.
The Ready To Die (OG Edition) mixtape has an alternate version with a different first verse. This version uses the same M-E / T-H-O-D handover, but Biggie’s shorter last line matches up exactly with Meth’s first line:
You don’t want none a me, N-O-N-A-M-E
T-H-O-D Man, here I am
In The Rap Phenomenon documentary Meth explains Biggie considered Meth’s verses to be better and thus may have changed what was originally recorded.
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