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The Message

Features of This Track

exaggerated enunciation
old school roots
east coast rap roots
funk influences
a knack for catchy hooks
danceable beats
gritty vocal style
old school raps
duo rapping
clean lyrics
lyrics with a political message
a repetitive song structure
use of modal harmonies
a tight kick sound
a synth bass riff
synth riffs
dominant rap hooks
prevalent use of groove
lyrics by a rap icon
production by a famous producer

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I just can't help but think of Ice Cube's sampling of this song every time I hear it. Damn you GTA San Andreas!
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One. Of. The. First. And. Best. Hip hop. Songs. Open. A. Lot. Of. Doors for. Today. Hip. Hip great. Song. Not. All. That. Cussing.
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It's a very long song and yes. It's good.
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1984 Claaaassiiii i c c c c c .
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This song will NEVER DIE!!! Pure classic!!! Belee dat!!!
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Don't lol for real.
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Well I'm sure these guys sampled someone. Nothing is pure original, especially hip hop. Sampling is basically the 5th element of hip hop. But even tho I was born in 91, which was about a year before cubes bad a** version came out, I'm pretty damn sure this came out about 10 years before! Both do the beat justice tho
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Original Right here!
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Yall do know that THIS song is the Original Song right? Everyone else sampled this
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All yall are idiots, this song copied from no one! Ice Cube sampled this song on Check Yourself. Not the other way around. Check yourself won't even come out for another 9-10 years lol
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supermanmurd o c k
is it just me or is this just a total rip off from ice cube
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It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wunder how I keep frm goin unda
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Brocken glass every were
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webslinga32
Great Song, Great Times! ����������
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I used to be obsessed with this song when I was younger
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Love it#!!!!
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stalking. Alerts. Love. Me. Or. Hate Me. OMAR
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Hood story kids
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Back n d days kool
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At the end when someone asks "officer, officer, whats the problem ?" Then the cop replies , "you the problem " then right after does someone say "You ain't got a p**sy man " ? It sounds like it. I got the album and wen i first heard this song on gta vc or ps2 this part made me laugh
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i saw them live at Webster Hall in NY when i was like 17 - a child is born to with no state of mind blind to the ways of mankind - are there better hiphop lyrics ever? so fun and awesome.
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G.O.A.T.
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Follow for follow
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Follow for follow
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Follow for follow
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Daaammmnnn this takes me way back...lol thoughs were the days!!
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This song was the first song I ever listen to
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This is the first rap record i ever bought. ..scared the s**t out of my parents LOL
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;-) !!!
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:P
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Listen to The Message!
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The greatest verse in hip hop history.
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Awesome!
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Can't go under going too better n better
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Lol , I found this out from everybody hates chris ctfuu ..
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:P
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srart of rap tp the ogs we no
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This is music !!!!
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This brings back memories .....yup this was the jam.......it s like a jungle some times it makes me wonder how it keep form going under.....!! ! ! ! ! ! t r u e dat.....
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Hold up Melle Mel! A timeless classic! Only GOD knows what you'll go through! Don't push me ho! Lmao! H TOWN REPRESENTA TO THA FULLEST!!!
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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Loved These Brother's Back In My Day Loved This Song And Video !!!!!!!!!
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good song..& cube's too. ~Jerzy Mami~
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smc.clay05
Real talk... then and now
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Love this song
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Don't push me
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Lolololol the end of this song!!!
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That's what I'm talking about.
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It's like a jungle sometimes! Makes me wonder how I keep from going under! Great description of life! Good song!
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These guys were real pioneers of rap. Lots of hits. Flash was a real DJ and all of them graced the mic. RIP Cowboy.
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This song still rings true today which if u think about it it's fuctup
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