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What You See Is What You Get
LA Times
3 Card Molly (feat. Ras Kass and Saafir)
from 40 Days & 40 Nightz (1998, Loud)

What can be said about Xzibit? He’s come a long way from being a grimey, forward thinking underground MC to runnin’ with Dr. Dre and pimping peoples rides on MTV. His commercial success has been well earned and Im personally glad he’s become a bigger than life figure now. This small post will take you to a pre-commercial Xzibit rocking his sophomore album, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, which was released in the Summer of 1998.

What You See Is What You Get, One of those songs that managed to always be dope as fuckin my book. If you ever get a chance to see the video, do that. It’s an insane trip from morning to night…

“Players, pimps, hoes, hustlers
Willies, thugs, ballers, busters
Gangstas, macks, everyday, all day
Shot callers, even high rollers keep it movin”

LA Times paints the story of the day to day struggles of living in the city of angels. As the hook puts it loud and clear…

“Where you can see the whole city burning
Cause the cops got uzis and the dealers keep serving
and your kids ain’t learning shit, except this
Sex power and wealth, fuck everything else…”

I first heard this on a DJ Z-Trip & DJ Hype mixtape named “Roast Beef” (all you people online who have a copy of this mix, can thank me for ripping the original)… Another killa tune right there.

3 Card Molly is the last track on this post, where you get a 3x verbal attack by the Golden State Warriors, Xzibit, Ras Kass and Saafir. They all rip the track proper but I give it to Ras Kass on this one. He ripped the entire track on the first verse alone. There ya have it. Not much to say… Just let the music speak for itself.


  1. ‘What You See’ is likely my favorite video outside of the Pharcyde’s ‘Drop.’

    • Anonymous
    • July 14th, 2005

    One of ’98’s best albums fo sho! Inside Job is my shit, but I think with X the magic’s gone!

    • el d
    • July 14th, 2005

    that 3 card molly joint is doubtlessly one of the most lyrically devastating cuts EVER. holy shit son, each one of them brings their A+ game to it…and that’s some of the best rappers ever doing it.

    where the fuck is saafir at anyway nowadays? and razzy?

  2. from what ive heard, Saafir is doing some acting gigs and Razzy got out of prison late last year and hes got a bunch of underground work coming out. If I catch any thats worthy, Ill post it up.

  3. Yes,
    I’d have to agree that What You See is an original video. No yellow and orange lights sittin’ inside a tunnel wit jumpsuits on…
    Oh, and 3 Card Molly…you get xtra credit for that one. What a banger!! Remember Three Emcees?

  4. One Mc, after, One, MC, after, One MC… OnThe,OnThe,OnThe,On The Mic!

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