And also, T.I. requested for the song to be removed when he heard that Young Buck let Ludacris record a reply diss on the same song in the next verse.
he inhales too much smoke and his body triggers gag reflex because of how clogged his main windpipe is after the first exhale
O — for Oakland
“Fetti-Five” — Fetti is Bay Area slang for money
he saying LA is good at fighting in the streets because they can’t handle battles on wax
sure he’ll say that now, but he clearly had a motive when he stepped to the mic. The shooting, Baltimore, West Coast beef. Also over the “I Shot Ya” beat. He likely withheld true intentions out of respect and to keep good taste.
He’s talking about how Tupac spent time in the Baltimore School For the Arts before he became “Tupac” in the industry.
C-N-N is referencing Capone-N-Noreaga, another group from Queens, that hit big with their debut album The War Report in 1997 as they used the the News Station entendre too.
talking bout bangers in Cali who typically wear slim fit and starched up Lee’s and Dickies, this was the era when Quik gave up reppin sets after all the fallout of the MC Eiht beef and was more about making feel good records
well he did get dropped from Arista after this album so his desire to be creatively free and not chase record sales did keep him underground from the casual fan/consumer.
of course not without paying first