I only needed to hear Wiz Khalifa once to know he had star power. Back in ’06 I was doing a mixtape series called We Got Now that featured up and coming rappers and Wiz was one of the dudes I recruited for the tape. The Pittsburgh native had a huge buzz in the Burgh so I sought out the then 19 year old to lay some bars for the tape, the result was this exclusive freestyle he did over the “Vato” beat.
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The backstory on how this came about isn’t too deep. Simply, back in 2000 I met Crooked I through a mutual friend, eventually we got cool and of that a few collaborations were born. This was around the time he was affiliated with Death Row Records and not many heads in NY was messing with him yet but my DJ ears were everywhere. Recognizing Crook was a lyrical monster, I asked him to do a few freestyles for some mixtapes I was putting out. This joint you’re about to listen to was a freestyle he spit over the “Takeover” beat. Besides ripping it to shreds he also took a few shots at Snoop Dogg who he was beefing with at the time: “you dissed me on your mixtape, that was a bitch move/for me, what does shitting on a junkie and snitch prove”