Producer: CJ Moore, Dr. Butcher
Album: Roots of Evil
Kool G Rap: "That was just me being cinematic. I wrote this long story, and it was Dr. Butcher and CJ Moore’s idea to change the beat up for each verse. I don’t have a specific memory of writing that song, but once I start on a story like that, when I immediately love the first verse I’m not going to procrastinate writing the remaining verses. It probably took me two or three days to write.
I also used to always like to write in black ink only. It was a superstition of mine that verses would come out better when I wrote them in black ink.
"I never did a lot of rewriting, period. If I start writing something and I’m second-guessing it, I’m probably not going to use it. By the first four lines, if it ain’t moving me, I scratch it right then and there.
"My writing process has been different at different stages of my life. Early in my career I liked to write at night. But over the years it changed. It didn’t really matter what time, as long as I was feeling inspired. I also used to always like to write in black ink only. It was a superstition of mine that verses would come out better when I wrote them in black ink. Now, I don’t even write verses, I type them in one of my phones. I started typing them around 2003."