Mind Made Up (OG) w/ Inspectah Deck

03-14-2012 § 2 Comments

I alluded to the fact that Inspectah Deck hadn’t made the final cut in a previous post, and I wanted to explain.

Originally, the track was to include Lady of Rage, Tha Dogg Pound, RBx, Method Man, Redman and Inspectah Deck – but when Tupac came to Death Row the final runtime was too long so Inspectah Deck despite having one of the better verses was dropped. Probably due to star power, I’m sure – but clearly Daz should’ve been replaced if he weren’t doing most the in-house production on Tupac’s ‘All Eyez On Me’ album.

I still maintain Kurupt has the best verse on this track, with lyrics like;
“I wonder, if my terrifying tactics of torturing MC’s
Shows my heart’s as cold as the tundra
Electryfing like thunder, I’m just too much
Rough and raw with that motherfuckin poisonous touch”
“You best believe, to MC’s I’m the deadliest disease
My thoughts rip ya throat and make it hard to breathe
Ya whole camp’s under seige, and I’m Jason Vorhees
In the heat of the night is when I defeat and ignite mics
My verbal snipe, your vocab on site”

Inspectah Deck had a good verse including this line;
“Wreck this rhyme, start relentless, roughest
And fuck up the party for you paying muthafuckas
Once I commence for you ladies and gents
I kick rhymes, sharper than barbwire fence”

Check out his full verse over the instrumental below

Here is an interview Deck did in 2010 on Toca Tuesday’s explaining the record;


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