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The Instrumental

Features of This Track

midwest rap roots
rock influences
basic rap roots
a knack for catchy hooks
danceable beats
syncopated beats
consistent rhyme patterns
a poetic rap delivery
clear pronunciation
a repetitive chorus
the use of chordal patterning
a slow moving bass line
subtle use of electric keys
use of strings
electric guitars
a dry recording sound
radio friendly stylings
prevalent use of groove
lyrics by a respected rap artist
production by a famous producer

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

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I feel like this song is a comment on the declining state of hip-hop but i dont really know theres a lot being said on this track it would make sense but there were always bad rappers
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:)
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:P
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i luv dis song its like my life
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Ok so can someone comment on my profile what the meaning of this song is? It a great song I jus didn't get it
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Kiss your hand say your crush's name 3 times say a day of the week close your hand say your name 3 times open your hand post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out on the day you said
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awesome song
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Lupe Fiasco should be mainstream. I want to be hearing this on the radio.
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Rap never really took my attention but this song is so damn good :o
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Background instrumental s are great in this
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This song speaks very true words
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Its about more then tv. Lupe refers to society and its faults as the box... Its a common theme for him,?
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first heard this on madden nfl 07
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New Gospel - Lupe u da man!
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so good! loved when i first heard it on the project gotham racing game!
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killer
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is about it a mute producer or T.V.?
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bklvr786
dude how could you not know its about t.v lol
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fondu16
of couse the song isnt an instrumental dehydratedsq u a s h listen to the lyrics they took away his voice, never says anything at all, left him only with his instruments
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great song <3
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laurasr83
amazing!!!
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Oh-the meaning is really WOw haha its cool.
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HAHA! how long did it take you to realize that? :P

Really cool-i love this one
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this isnt an instrumental
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You're close alonso.al! The song is actually about the mentally crippling effects that MTV (and channels like it) can have on a young mind and how the "programming " on these stations is meticulously regulated by the major execs of these stations. A well woven tapestry of truth by Carrera Lu!
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alonso.al
I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure this song is about TV, when someone told me that and I listened to the song again I was like "whoa" - either way great song.
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this is such a great track
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Jonah Matranga provides the background vocals.
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Those back-up vocals are familiar... if you've listened to The Rising Tied by Fort Minor. It's Jonah Matranga!
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Who provides the "back-up" vocals..?
They sound kinda familar
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this is the shi*
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jl13usti11os
i think lupe's song the instrumental is great
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This is one of Lupe's great songs.
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skate123
love it
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"The Instrumental " is off the chain!!

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