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"Ready for war, Joe, how you wanna blow they spot/
I know these dirty cops that'll get us in if we murder some wop/
Hop in your Hummer, the Punisher's ready/
Meet me at Vito's with Noodles, we'll do this dude while he's slurping spaghetti/
Everybody kiss the fucking floor/
Joey Crack, buck 'em all if they move, Noodles shoot that fucking whore/
Dead in the middle of Little Italy/
Little did we know that we riddled some middlemen who didn't do diddly"
Big Pun and Fat Joe might have called each other twin because they were BFFs who were both massive Boricuas from the Bronx, but on the mic, they were really nothing alike. Not that Joe—one of the most improved rappers ever—should feel ashamed, but Pun tied multis together the same way he tied together two cereal boxes with duck tape and was really just on another level.
He laced his verse on "Twinz" with a whirlwind of a rhyme that twisted our temples into pretzels but was more than the typical backpacker "lyrical miracle spiritual." Pun's rhyme actually told a story, "Dead in the middle of Little Italy/Little did we know that we riddled some middleman who didn't do diddily."
Yet to hear Joe tell it, Pun wasn't even being serious when he spit one of his illest lines ever, "The 'Dead in the middle of Little Italy' rhyme wasn't even a rhyme," Joe told Complex. "Pun used to play around and say [that tongue twister], just like he used to walk around going, 'Packin' the Mac in the back of the Ac, packin' the Mac in the back of the Ac.' These were like jokes to him." — Insanul Ahmed