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The Blast

on Rawkus Records Best Of Decade I 1995-2005

Features of This Track

club rap influences
east coast rap roots
r&b influences
danceable beats
syncopated beats
a poetic rap delivery
rhythmically complex rapping
clear pronunciation
boastin' lyrics
a repetitive chorus
acoustic drum samples
a tight kick sound
a slow moving bass line
wah-wah guitar
electric guitars
synth tweaking
a dry recording sound
production and lyrics by famous rap artists

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

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"Say my name say my name / like destinys child / shinebright like my girls heavenly smile/ ... so on so forth ... love Kweli's humble approach to things
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The video version w/ the 3rd vs. I likes this version man . Peace for all the Rawkus s**t and everything that came from a more cool independent standpoint of the biz. .. Your content makes the music felt .. Not the amount of sales made .. I'd rather have 100 correct rhythm minds feel s**t rather than 10,000 half asses.. .. This joint was heard heavy and felt heavy which makes it dope as well.
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altetly
No doubt, many props to these cats!
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kloudnine44
I'm old school and this s**t here is right up thier with Mob-deep, Nas, the Wu
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Hot I love him
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The Blast one ill a** classic
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altetly
Kweli!
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My Favorite Rapper!
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Classic!!
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There is nothing better than grabbing a cd back in the day, and ever song is just slamming, and the you hear who is in the crew, and you get all of those solo albums, and you feel like you hit a Goldmine! If you don't dig true hip hop, you're in it for the money, not the art!
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sickness of a lyricist.
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Thats it right there. Brings back memories. Blackstar is dope.
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Stay focused while other cats stay hopeless
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Is this a different version? Even on the albums Talib doesn't have a second verse!
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Black fist.... Hand high....
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Please real hip hop & rap please comeback
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I second that emotion. Today's ears don't want to hear truth, because the rap police had executed your conscious rappers back since the 90's. Enjoy today's matrix of music. Has no motivation nor an ode to real hiphop.
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Da club s**t
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I remember seeing Kweli at the Fox in Detroit. He was last minute addition to bill. He opened for Erykha Bahdu. He was doing all his verses from the Black Starr album. NOOOObody knew he was until they dropped the beat for THE BLAST!!! That's when I knew most people in my city didn't know what true hip hop is... :^(
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Dis iz a party rocker rock yo body hi tek gotcha sweatin' dancin' II dis banger
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That Dope!!!
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So Classic! I love everything about this song! plus the beat is insane!
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still love this
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Classic :) one of my favorites
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yeah .
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Real hip hop
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Classic joint!!!!
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Reminds me when hiphop use to be real gritty...cla s s i c s never get old
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Talib is the truth y'all. Good easy listening, real hip hop. Y'all better know. 1 luv, bay area love!
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What's with the censorship?? ?
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Oh oh oh gotta keep on dancing
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Heeeeeyyyy!
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Dope
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He's about as underrated as my penis size
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Definitely one of my favorite tracks from Talib. That beat is just hot.
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tsjed911
Keep on dancing!!!!
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Still JAMMIN
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Yeah man !!!!!
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All time FAV!
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Straaight Uppo thiss S**t Maake youu Wannaa Dancee Lovee Kweli thoo ! Aayeeee! Youu Gottaa Comee Dance With mee !! <3. Claassic Hands Dowwnn
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Shout out to l.o....
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All time far
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I'm still in LOOOVE with this song; still bobbin' my head to it in the year of 2012 and beyond!! It's that BEAT!! That beat it HOT!! And Talib Kweli is a great rapper!! Body....Shaw t y . . . ! LOVE IT!!
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quinn.steven s o n 4
It gotz to be yo man Hi tek and Kweli
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This version seems to be mixed differently from the version I have on CD. The drums hit a lot harder. Hi-Tek's voice also sounds doubled up differently.
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ahhhhh.days of Backpackin down to the Rawkus Offices...Ti m e l e s s Classic
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Hi Tech too? make you rock ya bah-dy, Kweli!
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This is def in my top favorites...
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Talib is the truth, bringing REAL Hip-Hop to the game for years to come
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