Drop a Gem on 'Em

Mobb Deep

About Drop a Gem on 'Em

"Drop a Gem on 'em" is a promotional single for Mobb Deep's Hell on Earth album. The song contains a sample from "Can't Help but Love You" by The Whispers.


Year:
1996
4:17
146 
#2

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It's the infamous back in the house once again
Livin the life that of diamonds and guns
And now gems pulls gats
Like a basehead pulls on stems
The mobb got the bomb run out and tell a friend
Drop a gem on em

Take a tire, all these fake crooks need to retire
They gotcha gassed, takin back and snatch fire outcha
Maggot ass, havoc represent for the Q-B-C
Smoke that ass like a lucie tho I need to quit
F*ck it, I love it like a cloud
Over the projects your game I'm above it
Its combat, gats bangers and all that
You'se a small cat, whatever you on get off that
I mention, nuthin but the real shit presentin
The hollow tip crew 41st side convention
Try for you half-steppin Like a fresh tec out of the box
Yo niggas I'm testin (there's no question)
Bitch ass have you confessin
Like a d-t left in state of depression
You under pressure, intact no doubt catcher
The snitch-snatcher tookin wit asthma
You casper, you yell my name that's only givin me props
Plus the fans that you got, wonderin what's got you hot
Its too not, knocked out the box and got rocked
Got raped on the island, you officially got
Kick that thug shit, vibe magazine on some love shit
(Keep it real kid, you don't know who you fuckin wit)

It's the infamous back in the house once again
Livin the life that of diamonds and guns
And now gems pull gats like a basehead pull on stems
The mobb got the bomb run out and tell a friend
Drop a gem on em

It's the infamous back in the house once again
Livin the life that of diamonds and guns
And now gems pull gats like a basehead pull on stems
The mobb got the bomb run out and tell a friend
Drop a gem on em

Yeah likewise, I'm tired of rap guys whose faggots
Pure shut eye, and swole up your whole outside
I baptize, niggas get wet, put up your backside

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Mobb Deep

Mobb Deep is an American Hip hop duo from Queensbridge, Queens, New York, U.S., that consisted of Havoc and Prodigy. The duo is "one of the most critically acclaimed hardcore East Coast Hip-Hop groups". The group is best known for its dark, hardcore delivery as exemplified by the single "Shook Ones Pt. II". Mobb Deep have become one of the most successful rap duos in Hip Hop having sold over three million records. The majority of their albums have been critically acclaimed, in particular The Infamous, which is considered to be classic among avid Hip-Hop listeners and general fans. They are partially credited for the resurgence of East Coast rap in the early to mid-'90s. Havoc and Prodigy were also judges for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards to support … more »

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Written by: ALBERT JOHNSON, KEJUAN WALIEK MUCHITA

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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11 facts about this song

Artists
"Drop a Gem on 'Em" is a song by Mobb Deep, an American hip-hop duo composed of rappers Havoc and Prodigy.
Release Date
The song was released in 1996, appearing on their third studio album, "Hell on Earth."
Critical Acclaim
The track is highly praised and is considered one of Mobb Deep's most notable works. It further solidified their reputation in the New York rap scene.
Controversy
"Drop a Gem on 'Em" is a highly controversial track as it contains direct and indirect insults towards Tupac Shakur, igniting the notorious East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry.
Unfortunate Timing
The song came out shortly after Tupac's death, giving it a morbid and eerie context.
Album Success
"Hell on Earth," the album featuring this track, debuted at number six on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 140,000 copies.
Legacy
Despite the controversy, "Drop a Gem on 'Em" is considered a classic hip-hop diss track, and it's still talked about due to the historical context (the infamous East vs. West hip hop feud).
Song Inspiration
The song uses a sample from the Sanford and Son theme song, which was a popular 1970s television show.
Reaction
Tupac responded to the song with his own diss track titled "Hit 'Em Up," escalating the feud between him and Mobb Deep.
Song Duration
The runtime of "Drop a Gem on 'Em" is approximately 4 minutes and 17 seconds.
Recording
The song was recorded in 1995, during the peak of the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry.

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