Black Thought Sits A Gun Next To His Grammy (2002)

Thought raps first on Talib Kweli’s “Gorilla Monsoon Rap” featuring Pharaohe Monch and sets the tone for this exhibition of high-level rapping. But it’s his second verse that makes you hit the rewind button when he says:

Okay, my sound drenches, each of the five senses

And hold the shock value of electrified fences

It’s truth or consequences, ride wit us or against us

Is you a dedicated soldier, or you a princess, dog?

I’m in it to win it and not for the wealth

Got a crib with a Grammy and a gat on the shelf

Nan nigga competition, gotta battle myself

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