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1995. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Niggaz. Birth of Wu Gambino. Rza (aka Bobby Steele) explores the sounds of his “coke” phase, interpolating soul samples over explosive drums and grimey overtones. Lex Diamonds (Raekwon the Chef) and Tony Starks (Ghostface Killah) connect flows using the braggadocious lexicon of New York drug lords. A story is developed between the two men, who through coded terms discuss their unrelentless hate of the drug game. From naming biters (Biggie gets his shout out at the end of the song: “beef with White”, White being Biggie’s drug alter ego Frank White) to supplying their city with that which kills them, OB4CL masterfully creates a sound that encapsules the spirit of a spiritless world.