The time has arrived to reassess Bulletproof Wallets. It's true that some of the intended material, like the surreal "The Watch," was sabotaged by numerous sample problems and had to be left off the official release. But even the leaner Wallets is, upon later review, an engaging piece of work that could very well be slept-on by critics. With that said, having to take off "The Watch" from the final product was a bitter hallucinatory pill to swallow.
Utilizing an ample portion of Barry White's "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby," this trippy argument between Tony Starks and his watch is baffling, yet it sucks you in. Enter Raekwon (as "The Watch"). The talky timepiece has the nerve to insult the Ironman, setting him off: "Yo, Ghost, you's a funny nigga/Turn on the radio, all you hear is X and Jigga/Ha ha, you vexed, nigga?" "Bet my gat spray," Ghost responds defiantly, right on the dot.