This is the record that earned Kool G Rap his rumored million-dollar advance from Rawkus Records. It wasn't just the intricate verbal barrage that he unleashed over this somber Alchemist track that got him a fat advance check—he'd been laying down a series of impressive guest spots in the period leading up to this one—but G's performance with the "official Queensbridge murderers" sealed the deal, as he elevated the fine art of Gun Talk Rap to its technical and poetical peak, and proved that he might just be the best to ever do it.