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"The Watcher" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre from his second studio album 2001. It was released as the fourth and final single from the album in France on February 27, 2001. "The Watcher" features vocals from rappers Eminem and Knoc-turn'al, who sing the hook. The song talks about Dre's rap career and what he's been through. It also mentions former N. W. A bandmate Eazy-E & his death. Rapper Jay-Z would later release a sequel titled "The Watcher 2" on his 2002 album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse. Jay-Z's version was produced by Dr. Dre and featured vocals from Rakim and Truth Hurts. A year later in 2003, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg would release another version called "The Watcher Pt. 3" on the mixtape DJ Jam presents WBALLZ 187.4 FM Vol. 1 The track on the B-side "Bad Guys Always Die" originally appeared on the soundtrack to the 1999 Will Smith film Wild Wild West.  


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1999
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Things just ain't the same for gangsters
Times is changing, young niggas is aging
Becoming old Gs in the game and changing
To make way for these new names and faces but
The strangest things can happen from rappin when
Niggas get wrapped up in image and actin'
Niggas get capped up and wrapped in plastic
Zipped up in bags when it happens, that's it

I've seen them come, I've watched them go
Watched them rise, witnessed it and watched them blow
Watched them all pass and then watched them grow
Watched the lawsuits when they lost the dough
Best friends and money, I lost them both
Went, visited niggas in the hospital
It's all the same shit all across the globe
I just sit back and watch the show
(The watcher)

Everywhere that I go
Ain't the same as before
(The watcher)
People I used to know
Just don't know me no more
(The watcher)
But everywhere that I go
I got people I know
(The watcher)
Who got people they know
So I suggest you lay low
(I watch)

I moved out of the hood for good, you blame me?
Niggas ain't made me if niggas they can't be
But niggas can't hit niggas they can't see
I'm out of sight, now I'm out of their dang reach
How would you feel if niggas wanted you killed?
You'd probably move to a new house on a new hill
And choose a new spot if niggas wanted you shot
I ain't a thug, how much Tupac in you, you got

I ain't no bitch neither, it's either my life or your life
And I ain't leaving, I like breathing
'Cause nigga we can go round for round
Clip for clip, shit, for pound for pound
Nigga if you really want to take it there we can
Just remember that you fuckin' with a family man
I got a lot more to lose than you, remember that
When you wanna come and fill these shoes
(The watcher)

Everywhere that I go
Ain't the same as before
(The watcher)
People I used to know
Just don't know me no more
(The watcher)
But everywhere that I go
I got people I know
(The watcher)
Who got people they know
So I suggest you lay low
(I watch)

Things just ain't the same for gangsters
Cops is anxious to put niggas in handcuffs
They wanna hang us, see us dead and enslave us
Keep us trapped in the same place we're raised in
Then they wonder why we act so outrageous
Run around stressed out and pull out gauges
'Cause every time you let the animal out cages
It's dangerous to people who look like strangers

But now we got a new era of gangsters
Hustlers and youngsters livin' amongst us
Lookin at us, now callin' us busters
Can't help but reminisce back when it was us
Nigga we started this gangsta shit
And this the motherfuckin' thanks I get?
It's funny how time flies
I'm just havin fun, just watchin it fly by
(The watcher)

Everywhere that I go
Ain't the same as before
(The watcher)
People I used to know
Just don't know me no more
(The watcher)
But everywhere that I go
I got people I know
(The watcher)
Who got people they know
So I suggest you lay low
(I watch)

The watcher
I watch
The watcher
The watcher

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Dr. Dre

Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Dre was previously the co-owner and artist of Death Row Records. He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent and Game. He is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk, a style of rap music characterized as synthesizer-based with slow, heavy beats. In 2011, Dr. Dre was ranked as the third richest figure in the American hip hop scene by Forbes with a net worth of $250 million. more »

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