Juice (Know the Ledge)

Juice (Know the Ledge)

Eric B. & Rakim

A song written specifically for the 1992 movie Juice, wherein Rakim masterfully delivers a first person narrative of a thug whose craving for power and fame leads to his bloody demise. The song samples Nat Adderley’s “Rise, Sally Rise”
Know the Ledge is a particularly apt title, since Tupac’s nihilistic character loses his grip on reality, and more literally, slips from the grip of Day 1 friend Q (Omar Epps), falling to his death off the ledge of a Harlem highrise.