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Features of This Track

club rap influences
east coast rap roots
r&b influences
danceable beats
swingin' beats
consistent rhyme patterns
clear pronunciation
gritty vocal style
lyrics about the rap industry
the use of chordal patterning
melodic part writing
a tight kick sound
electric guitars
use of strings
a dry recording sound
radio friendly stylings
an acousti-lectric sonority
lyrics by a rap icon
production by a famous producer
and many other similarities identified in the Music Genome Project

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grandmother1 9 5 6
The Roots and that thumpin'beat so cool,and Raphael puts the icing on top.
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The video is funny but so true I use to love it when I was a kid
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Love the jazz like instrumental music. Nice and smooth!!!
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The video for this is dope too.
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illest instrumental ever at the end
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jmjinvestmen t s
And they even had a video on BET for this! This kinda message rarely gets to mainstream these days. Message
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Old schools always better high
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This song is about what the hip hop scene is now, all the tacky bullshit on the Radio , no originality. This s**t was ahead of its time. Classic!!
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Love that they from my hometown
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Powerful. Worthy of a listen
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didn't think id hear this on Pandora....m y jam !!!
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Yo, I dedicate this to the one dimensional no imagination, excuse for perpetration . . . . . .
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gthing67
All time favorite!!
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kik @ the.one.you. f e a r
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The Roots+Raphae l Saddiqu= good music
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Great song! Hilarious video!! Remember that s**t.
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Black thought. One of the most underrated emcees in hip hop right.now. The roots hip hop personified
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Give up to hip hop, from da east to da west. Hip hop rules, Its da best.
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enaw69
I'm from NY, n been to Philli a lot, in Pa. Now, Roots r true Hip-Hop.
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i have been loving this song since like '98
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Real HipHop!
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Funky Hip Hop it don't stop!
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nyolia72
It's medicine to my inner !!!
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Loved the video to this track
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The best thing since pockets!
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Hit some of that 97 sh#t!!!
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ekuashere07
A touch of jazz. I really need to take a closer look at this band, been meaning to for YEARS.
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Oh and the fact that Black Thought(manf r i e n d in my head) and Raphael Saddiq are playing together trumps Questlove this one time (I think) ;)Ooowee What They Do ... Diggin'
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black Thought is the illest, this is one of my fav Roots track, black thought kills it on this one!!!
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REAL Hip-Hop, Black Thought is the truth, so underrated.
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I LOOOOOVE this by the roots!!!! It's HOTT!!!! I looove the neo-soul, rap style to it! I wonder who's singing the hook! I just loove this song though because the roots always speak the truth!
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This video is classic youtube it if you aint seen it
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The ultimate 'Riding On A Sunday Afternoon With Your Wife' track. Saddiq's guitar playing really complements Black Thought's voice. CLASSIC...
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?uestlove
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highriderday t
best thing to wake up and start your day to....yup
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love it
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ahugh003
this song is so ill
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This is real hip hop. All the acoustics kill this sht.
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Ah yeah, taking me back to days of playing hooky in high school! One of the last cassettes I ever bought. The legendary roots crew!!
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"This song the video is slammin!!" Gonna watch it on youtube!!!
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I love this song!!!!

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