_"Things just ain't the same for gangsters, times are changing.......I've seen them come , watched them go...watched the lawsuits when they've lost their dough...
I've moved out of the 'hood for good, you blame me?...how would you feel if niggas wanted you killed? ....Cops is anxious to put niggas in handcuffs, they want to hang us, see us dead, enslave us, keep us trapped in the same place we was raised in, then they wonder why we act so outragious, run around stressed out, and pull out 'gauges... can't help but reminisce back when it was us...(Who started this gangster shit?) ...It's funny how time flies... nowadays everybody wanna to talk, like they've got something to say, but nothing comes out when they move their lips, just a bunch of gibberish.." _
....So speaks one of the original niggas with attitude, older and wiser...
This is like the 'Wild Bunch' of gangster rap records, seeing Dre full of pathos and reflection at the senseless killing in the ghettos, and the posturing culture that resulted in the death of people around him....
You can kick back and listen to the music... fat, kicking and brilliantly orchestrated, or go around humming the tunes, for there are plenty... or you can dig deeper and listen to what's being said.... this record is brilliant on all of those levels....
An eloquent full stop at the end of an insane genre, and one of the most intelligent rap records of the last few years
"Dre ain't changed, I'm just a lot smarter now...."
- 'Lolo' (Featuring Xzibit and Tray)
- 'The Watcher'
- 'Fuck You' (Featuring Devin a.k.a. The Dude and Snoop Dogg)
- 'Still D.R.E.' (Featuring Snoop Dogg)
- 'Big Ego's' (Featuring Hittman)
- 'XXplosive' (Featuring Hittman)
- 'What's The Difference' (featuring Eminem and Xzibit)
- 'Bar One' (Featuring Traci Nelson, Ms. Roq and Eddie Griffin)
- 'Lightspeed' (featuring Hittman)
- 'Forgot About Dre' (Featuring Eminem)
- 'The Next Episode' (Featuring Snoop Dogg)
- 'Let's Get High' (Featuring Hittman, Kurupt and Ms.Roq)
- 'Bitch Niggaz' (Featuring Snoop Dogg, Hittman and Six-Two)
- 'The Car Bomb' (Featuring Mel-Man and Charis Henry)
- 'Murder Ink' (Featuring Hittman and Ms.Roq)
- 'Ed-ucation' (featuring Eddie Griffin)
- ' '(Featuring King T, MC Ren and Kokane)
- 'Pause 4 Porno' (Featuring Jake Steed)
- 'Housewife '(featuring Kurupt and Hittman)
- 'Ackrite' (Featuring Hittman)
- 'Bang Bang' (Featuring Knoc-turn'al and Hittman)
- 'The Message' (featuring Mary J.Blige and Rell)
10Chris Nettleton's Score