At the time, B-12 cut, aka creating Yola. Was prominent on the west coast. P was bringing his west coast influences back to the south
East refers to the New York/Philly/DC area
no Tony because he references his new weapon he has in the next few lines
I know you green name status and all but couldn’t weight in this instance be just having status? Names that “carry weight” are the ones with the power, not directly derived from drug trafficking.
also shows some of the order of which he recorded the song because he doesnt re-do final takes of his songs. On “Krazy” you can clearly hear him say “3 Day Theory” which was the original plan for the album until it got delayed 4 DAYS, Pac was a beast.
I cant remember the song, but Kadafi actually put this into a full verse as well. I’m not sure which came first but I remember this bridge being part of another song but as part of a full verse.
“Way before Big had the gold Ac
Dame had the Lex black”
well he wanted to be more than a fat cat, he wanted to be the Kingpin that controlled all the power moves and called all the shots
he’s from Bed-Stuy, shut it down is a term to describe when someone captured the life of party and had everyone frozen to watch them and no other act could follow them up. He wants Bed-Stuy to shut down the industry and keep his name strong and not let anyone outsiders take his throne
he being sarcastic, saying how he used to bag up crack to get to a point where he can complain about having to complain about having too many riches but yet he’s still boasting about his full length minks