Why'd you have to diss me on your underground tape Dead Men Tell No Lies by Compton's Most Wanted

Another reference to the “Real Doe” song off The Red Tape. If Eiht would’ve handled the conflict like a logical man, Quik would’ve been able to explain that it wasn’t a diss. Eiht never thought it was weird either that NWA didn’t go at Quik and that Quik had became close associates with Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Ice Cube in the early 90’s.

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You'll shoot the Eiht from the top of the tree Dead Men Tell No Lies by Compton's Most Wanted

refers to a line in “Real Doe” off The Red Tape where Quik is ambiguously paying respect to other famous acts in Compton. The line, which is sampled again in “Let You Havit” is “…..to the top of the Tree for CMW to see….”.

What should’ve been a sign to Eiht this wasn’t a diss was how NWA, who were mentioned in the previous line, did not call out Quik and became friends with Quik in the early 90’s.

But a simple misinterpretation led to a nearly decade long beef.

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Damn, another sorry bitch with some street slang
Peel his cap cause we ain't from the same gang
Dead Men Tell No Lies by Compton's Most Wanted

Eiht recognizes that Quik at least grew up in the hood, but nonetheless, being from enemy turf(Quik being Piru, Eiht a Crip) gives him more of a reason to go at him.

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Fool your kinda fake, talking about you fucked the Eiht Dead Men Tell No Lies by Compton's Most Wanted

In “The Last Word” DJ Quik viciously calls out Mc Eiht.

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She likes to squeel
But you squeeled on the E,
Dead Men Tell No Lies by Compton's Most Wanted

Refers to the disses DJ Quik makes on the tracks “Way 2 Fonky” and “Last Words”, leading Eiht to believe that all along he had been dissing CMW from day one.

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No more faking and taking my snaps Dead Men Tell No Lies by Compton's Most Wanted

both Quik and Eiht come from Compton, so not only is Eiht fighting a lyrical gang war but his biggest base for commercial support is divided as well.

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I start with the killing so fuck stopping the violence Dead Men Tell No Lies by Compton's Most Wanted

refers to the Blood/Crip truce of 1992. Eiht could give a damn about a truce for the better cause, his pride had overtaken him.

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I been quiet for too fucking long so now its time to break the silence Dead Men Tell No Lies by Compton's Most Wanted

The irony since DJ Quik never officially dissed CMW on the Red Tape in 1987 or on Quik is the Name in 1991 but CMW dissed Quik on their first two records in 1990 and 1991. When Quik releases a diss on Way 2 Fonky in July, 1992, Eiht comes back less than 3 months later with an album full of Quik disses.

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True Dollaz + Sense by DJ Quik

should be “Tru”, the nickname for Tree Top Pirus.

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But by then Ham and Gina really started to squab Safe + Sound by DJ Quik

actually refers to a series of incidents that occurred when he first moved to LA. Even though many of the events weren’t his fault, Gina forced Quik out the house.

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