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The Breaks

Lyrics

Clap your hands, everybody
If you got what it takes
'Cause I'm Kurtis Blow and I want you to know
That these are the breaks
full lyrics
Clap your hands, everybody
If you got what it takes
'Cause I'm Kurtis Blow and I want you to know
That these are the breaks
full lyrics

Features of This Track

old school roots
club rap influences
east coast rap influences
sparse beats
beats made for dancing
straight beats
consistent rhyme patterns
old school raps
clear pronunciation
clean lyrics
funny rap lyrics
use of modal harmonies
light drum fills
emphasis on instrumental performance
a tight kick sound
rhythmic clapping
an electric bass riff
altered piano timbres
electric guitars
subtle use of pianos

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

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Bangin music better than today's s**t. One of my mom and uncle's favorite songs too. Today the breaks are more worse than back then.
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Somebody. Scream !!!
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How do you make a fly a** party cut about the breaks? Genius.
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Born the same Year 1959 love me some Kurtis one of my favorite Rap Artist love him my old school throwback jam
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Old school music never gets old! Love it!!!!
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So dope..good, REAL hip hop that never gets old! ~Jerzy Mami~
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Woo these are the BREAKS
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Total classic.
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Past the breaks
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And I Are The Same Age !!!!!
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Alright Pandora work it out this is Becky Curtis Blow and are the same Age 54 keep playing my throwback old school music im killin it on my livingroom floore right about now love me some Curtis Blow !
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Just Do it
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Breaks that make your wallet lean
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These are the breaks.... Break it up Break it up Break it UP!!!!! This was my first album!!!!!! Wow!!!! Classic!!!!! !
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Alright
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marty.8230
You can also dance to this music not that sh! of these days
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marty.8230
This is the real rap music old school
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Go curtis!
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shirleynicho l
My jam!!!!!!!!! ! !
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"The IRS said they want to Chat". "You cant explain why you claimed your Cat"! Thats the Breaks! Thats the Beeaks! Now thats funny!
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Love
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The jam!
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lainedmonson
They're playin basketball
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You got the Break in NC 28402
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Break it up
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Old school beats baby! My days in MIAMI growing up in the city little Habana ok dale chico! El Nilongo
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This is good jams they don't play this kind no more
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elcamino619
Odale!!
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strivingmom
Love the beats
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shoot people is what's making money now daze blame it on the big time music company's in the brothers ready 2 sale out
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Now these are the breaks! break it up break it up break it up break down!
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Best song he ever made
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Loved this song back in high school....my booty stills moves when I hear this!!!!

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