Fat Joe f/Grand Puba and Diamond D – Watch The Sound

fat-joe-watch-the-sound-back-n-the-day-buffet2Fat Joe released his second single “Watch The Sound” off his debut album “Represent” back in 1994.  The track was produced by Diamond D and features Grand Puba and Diamond D.  The album was released on July 27, 1993 and single were released on Relativity/Violator Records.

When Diamond D and Fat Joe hook up, you know the track is going to be on that other level.  In this case Diamond D takes a guitar sample from Eddie Bo and Inez Cheatham’sLover and a Friend” plus a nice ragamuffin vocal and beat sample from the legendary track “Ring The Alarm” by Tenor Saw to complete one crazy boom bap bangin track! This track will have you singing “Watch the sound man a tremble” over and over again.

As for the lyrics, all 3 MC’s represent but in my opinion, they leave the best for last!  Fat Joe goes first and goes straight gangsta with the line,

I heard a motherfucker wants to turn snitch
I cut the niggas head off, and sent it to his fuckin bitch
I ain’t lettin a nigga take the stand
Play Sammy the Bull, be one dead man

Grand Puba’s verse is the shortest of all 3, and the video version’s verse is different than the album version.  He has the funniest bars on the track when he spits,

It’s the God and I still bag chicks
Make the girls feel hot, be like a faggot with the bag of dicks

Puba has the best verse on the video version hands down!  His singing of “The Love Boat” makes me laugh every time!  He kills it with that Puba cadence he has!

Diamond D takes the cake (in my opinion) when he drops names and metaphors on the 8 dopest bars on the track.  The man is know to make funky tracks, but he also can drop bars with the best of them!

I make more dough than Gregory Peck
Never have to raise a fist, I keep my stunts in check
I play a nigga out, like a Las Vegas dealer
Living in the light, just like Karen Wheeler
So back up, and take a good look, because you should look
At what a good cook, can do without a fuckin cookbook
I don’t sniff coke, and I don’t smoke coolies
Even Italians say I’m one cool moolie

The track is a classic and worth putting it in heavy rotation in the MP3 player in the ride.  A classic track from 3 all-star MC’s.  Salute.

[Diamond D] Ninety-three it’s time man
(All out yo, because you know what I’m sayin..)

[Fat Joe]
A Grand Puba (HOE) Diamond D (HOE)
Fat Joe (HOE) — it’s time to get the dough!
Grand Puba (HOE) Diamond D (HOE)
Fat Joe (HOE) — it’s time to get the dough!

Boom bip, BAM, here I am
Even fans in Japan, be tellin me I’m the man
Fat Joe, a.k.a. the woman fucker
Beat you down to the ground, stomp your face with my Chucker
So niggas back up, yo I’mma set it
Fuckin with me, you won’t live to regret it
I don’t fake moves, I break peeps
I’m takin niggas gold chains, they cash and the Jeeps
See I don’t give a fuck about a niggas rep
We can go Glock for Glock or tec for tec, sheeeeyit
I heard a motherfucker wants to turn snitch
I cut the niggas head off, and sent it to his fuckin bitch
I ain’t lettin a nigga take the stand
Play Sammy the Bull, be one dead man
See suckers can’t hang with the slang
And if they bring the whole gang
Well then they’ll all catch a bang-bang
I come from the Bronx and thats the Boogie Down
Niggas don’t ever come and front in my part of town
See everybody knows my pedigree
There ain’t another motherfuckers that’s better than me
I could make em pump, I could make em jump
But I’m mostly known for givin other niggas lumps
So niggas better chill and maintain
I’m blowin motherfuckers out the frame
And if a nigga try to flex
Fuck around, and catch a motherfuckin suplex
I wet a motherfucker like a shower
Don’t test the Puerto Rican power
Fat Joe in the year of ninety-three
Peace to Grand Pu’, and my man Diamond D
So _Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down_
Yeah, but for now watch the sound

“Watch de sound when I tim-berr” (4X)

[Grand Puba]
Check it
Yo Fat Joe, it’s time to fuckin flow
Niggas know the game
It’s time to blow the bitch-ass niggas out the frame
Guess who comes to represent?
If you motherfuckers don’t know, well here’s a hint
It’s the God and I still bag chicks
Make the girls feel hot, be like a faggot with the bag of dicks
So come on cause I’m comin for the basket
Say goodbye to your friends, and start headin for the casket
So Doogie make the daquiris; and light the chocolate
That you got from Willy Wonka in the Chocolate Factory
Let’s squeeze a trigger for the nigga
See I flipped to the ‘lo, cause I’m through with the Hilfiger
Cause I flips the flavor-loo
It’s good for a fuck or two, you couldn’t see this
No matter what the fuck you do
I smash that ass like a block of hash
Then I rob you for cash, you little bitch ass

“Watch de sound when I tim-berr” (4X)

[Diamond D]
Niggas know the flav, I don’t have to take a step
I earn my respect then quiet as kept
Yeah, guard your grill if you try to catch wreck
Smack the back of your neck, and take your youth corps check
I make more dough than Gregory Peck
Never have to raise a fist, I keep my stunts in check
I play a nigga out, like a Las Vegas dealer
Living in the light, just like Karen Wheeler
So back up, and take a good look, because you should look
At what a good cook, can do without a fuckin cookbook
I don’t sniff coke, and I don’t smoke coolies
Even Italians say I’m one cool moolie
But niggas call me JoJo
I’m quick to stick a chick, cause I kick the Willie BoBo
On the Northside, on the Southside, on the Westside
You can’t budge me nigga, even the best tried
To pull a fast one, but you know what happened to the last one?
(What?) He got his motherfuckin ass done
(Yeah!) So step up, front, I’m not a bitch-ass chump
Chicks by the clicks, cause my pockets got the mumps
See I’m the wrong nigga to fuck with
Don’t try to play yourself, cause you’ll be stuck with
A motherfuckin ice pick right through the cheek
I’m leavin crab niggas, layin in the street
I won’t ‘fess, walk around with a vest
Knockin niggas off, cause I could care less
You want a fair one, FORGET IT
And your girlfriend, yo I let my man hit it
So save the bluff, you know you ain’t tough (yeah)
I pull your card cause you’re soft like fluff kid
I never ever did a bid
I punch a nigga down a Row named Skid

“Watch de sound when I tim-berr” (8X)

-Al E.

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