just to give proper credit, Andre Wilson sings the hook on the single/original album version. Pharrell does the hook on a remix album version
yeah, there was a rumor that Ja got caught in some down low clubs messing with some dudes that he hung with on the regular
The first part of the line refers to how drunken people have splitting images of the same person. Jay-Z says since he doesn’t know how many girls he’s actually talking to he’s just taking them all home.
doubt it is a diss, just a slick interpolation
at the very end WC comes in and says: “Dizzam, somebody got fucked up”. WC had conflictions with this specific diss song because it went directly at Cypress Hill unlike “Cross Em Out and Put a K”. He was close friends with Sen Dog and he did not want to damage that relationship so he withheld from this track.
extension to his “No Vaseline” line from earlier. A theme with his diss songs was to compare them to anal rape.
funny but “K” is a gang symbol, notably on graffiti tags, for murder/defeat. Normally a tag gets crossed out by a K signifying defeat
That’s Gangsta D and he’s not the trickin off type
well this was before LOX joined Ruff Ryders officially. They were under Bad Boy from 95-98. In Limbo and finally broke away in 99 before becoming official Ruff Ryders in 2000.
Jay-Z and LOX were close with DMX and Ja Rule at the time but Kurupt made it clear who had problems with. Ironically DMX and Ja Rule started a beef and Jay-Z disassociated himself from DMX and Ja Rule but still worked with LOX on a small scale via Swizz Beatz
interesting since Noriega was the leader behind making the “LA LA” diss track in response to “New York New York”.