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Respiration

Lyrics

"What'd you do last night?"
"We did umm, two whole cars
It was me, these, and Main Three right?
And on the first car in small letters it said
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Features of This Track

east coast rap roots
jazz influences
danceable beats
syncopated beats
heavy backbeat
a poetic rap delivery
rhythmically complex rapping
blazin' rappin'
duo rapping
lyrics with a political message
a tight kick sound
acoustic drum samples
a slow moving bass line
guitar effects
wah-wah guitar
mellow piano timbre
electric guitars
subtle use of pianos
a dry recording sound
lyrics by a rap icon

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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"Respiration " .. as prolific and deep as that track is I'm sure to the writers and Rawkus ppl at that time .. only years later for some reason it became the safe bandwagon track for quite the audience that I'm skeptical about as far as word =or> walk the walk element?
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sharday.alli
This is the Gods given talent working through our Beautiful Black Men "Ye are All God Children of the Most High God"
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Mos def is still a bad mutha!
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Respiration can never get played out to me
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neversummer1 7 0
Real hip hop
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neversummer1 7 0
Corrected itself halfway
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neversummer1 7 0
Wrong lyrics
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Cold Hard Beef Battle Diss Dope Beats.
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100% Pure Dope Beats Science & Mathematics.
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altetly
True comments
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Definitely still get the skin chill factor from the beat and mode of this trak.. Like these guys proved it on they solo albums but this joint on another level!
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Kiss your left hand and say your crushes name comment this on 15 songs and your crush will ask you out in 2 days
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COM!
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Mos Dec is a lyrical genius.
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Mos def n talib kweli r two of the hardest rappers ever in the history of rap.their very lyrical n dope as hell
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Delicious as a result of Respiration pissin' on the roof
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Black star is a f**kin banggin trio.... im asking if yall feel Me &da crowd left me stranded...
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Mos & kweli to Ill n**gaz ,dis is hard ad s**t,not noing da ways. Will get u capped Like an nba salary!!!
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Great sounding voices - on point.
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This song still gives me goose bumps everytime I hear it real ish right eastcoast baby
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"Escuchela.. . l a ciudad respirando.. . "
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Speechless ... Classic
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love
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This should be the anthem song for the 2014 nba playoffs on tv.
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Nice.
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All said the real, cep for a few commentors, here. Now we must get the bullshit representati o n of the lyrics fixed. How do we do that?
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Pure Poetry!
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o:
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Hip Hop in the purest form
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Let my 8yr old listen to this he said they sound very intelligent and they're nothing like the rappers on the radio it's crazy an 8yr old can grasp the concept and some adults can't.
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Yeuhh
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Love this song
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Hip hop lives... Zulu Nation... Lost tribes
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rebecca.tupa j . 1 0
Word is bond
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Tuff duo to beat..
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Tru HipHop....1 LUV
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Best track from the album IMO. :D Black Star keep shinin!!
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Nah mean
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This is real hip hop 'black star is 1of the realest groups of all time.Im sick of this main streey gay a** rap lilwayne tip riders!
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This comes correct
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Kids take lessons here on what hip hop is
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Who has the tightest flow out the group?
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True hip hop my n**ga
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My goodness this song brings me back! Such a quality album
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stahfo3cus
check the lyrics ther all that many try and get short twards seeking many positive and tight vocab had to sit and listen props
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these three and the lyrics show what real hip hop sounds like and is .not that down south garbage i hear so much of now a days.big ups to common to ,the only real emcee repping chicago besides twista.but his style is different .commom reminds me of a real emcee from new york.
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dunnrn
CLASSIC
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one of the illest crew songs love all 3 of these mcs
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This is the shiznit!
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I love hip-hop!!!
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