It Was Written was cool but its not even a classic album!And nobody did the mafioso thing like Jay.Everybody else was just bosses,that n*gga Jay dived into the valleys as well as the peaks,that n*gga rapped from an emotional stand point and gave you way more depth than anybody else did while being hard at the same time.Like...it was no soft sh*t on the whole cd yet he was vulnerable in every verse...yall dudes are sleep.
Best post thus far. Jay wasn't just storytelling and imagery in terms of Mafioso. How many other dudes went into the mind of a hustler and explained both the upside and pitfalls that come along with that lifestyle. I still think people havent caught onto alot of sh*t that Jay was saying, if you look at it line for line, especially in a song like Can I Live, you can feel the emotion, his constant struggle and relationship with the lifestyle he was leading.