[Intro]
Oh yeah, it ain't over motherfuckers
Yeah, we suppose to elevate not segregate
And we got love for the East
And I know the East got love for the West
But there's certain niggas, you know what I'm saying?
Wanna talk shit, dissing where I'm from
So basically, for every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction
Sonset by Ras Kass

Arguably, 1996 was the most heated year of the West Coast/East Coast Beef. See “Hit Em' Up” (The B-Side to How Do U Want It).

A friction emerged since West Coast dominance began ruling radio play in the late 80’s. IN 1991, Ultramagnetic MC’s affiliate Tim Dog took matters into his hands pledging a neutrality with Ice T, but calling out N.W.A with Fuck Compton as well as DJ Quik


See: East Coast/West Coast Killas

The various 2Pac beefs

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Surprise, real niggas always survive Act Like U Want It by Black Moon

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Now hold up, let's make this official (4x) Official by Big Shug (Ft. Ed O.G & Scientifik)

Sampled from Craig Mack’s Flava In Ya Ear

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While the Technics spin, the wax is on the belt
Motivating clockwise the more you realize
Moe Love's moving steady, by most, with Everready
Ego Trippin' by Ultramagnetic MC's 1

The legendary Technics 1200 is an iconic turntable used by many respected DJ’s

The belt-driven turntable is not used by the Direct-driven Technics 1200, but is used in many non-DJ phonographs

Moe Love is the Ultramagnetic MC’s DJ and producer.

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natteh's photo

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The lyric should be “the wax is on the felt” — the slip mat on the turntable

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Also contains a reference to Eveready, which makes batteries (see next line):

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Party peoples, in the place to be Ego Trippin' by Ultramagnetic MC's 1

While the phrase has been commemorated by MC’s such as “The Blastmasta” KRS-One, it’s an old school term evolved from the party raps of Hip Hop to hype a crowd

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Like a battery, charged, I'm worth the alkaline Ego Trippin' by Ultramagnetic MC's 1

The boombox was the ultimate tool to showcase one’s favorite DJ’s or MC’s. Kool Keith is saying he’s worth your time & well-earned money to be blasted by a boombox on a street

Of course a large boombox needed batteries…

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Yeah the God get down so I see you on the V-I Crosstown Beef by Medina Green (Ft. Yasiin Bey)

A visit to the prison

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"Still getting mine, in the 1 9 9 9" 1-9-9-9 by Common (Ft. Sadat X & Talib Kweli) 1

DJ Hi-Tek took Chuck D’s distinguishable, powerful, and recognizing vocals from Public Enemy’s Public Enemy No.1

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You been a G since you heard about spice one Official by Big Shug (Ft. Ed O.G & Scientifik)

Rather a pay of homage to Spice 1, and an acknowledgement that the phony will continue to mimic someone who does not truly represent their lifestyle

See: Bo$$

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Motorola flips with illegal chips Anything Goes by Ras Kass

Motorola MicroTACs were a staple of cell phones during the 90’s, which became a basis for later flip phones to come

Scientifik mentioned this too

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