14.NOVA / What Happened To Pastor? - (Mase Dis Track)
Personnel: Loon (rap vocals); Gritty.
Appropriately titled for a set recorded right after his departure from the umbrella of P. Diddy's organization, the gangsta rapper Loon's second album, No Friends, settles scores and reopens old wounds. Intent on reestablishing his street credentials (it had been three years since his debut album), he gets down to business with the terse menace of "Run," pausing only to consolidate his turf with "Eyes on It" and the chest-thumping braggadocio of "Live or Die." His old confederate Mase is roundly dissed on "Nova," while "Came to Get Down" is a clear warning to any would-be gangstas to be prepared to back their posturing up with hard action.