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Lyrics

We sell, crack to our own out the back of our homes
We smell the musk at the dusk in the crack of the dawn
We go through "epidodes ii," like "attack of the clones"
Work 'til we break our back and you hear the crack of the bone
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Features of This Track

east coast rap roots
r&b influences
danceable beats
syncopated beats
use of vocal counterpoint
a poetic rap delivery
clear pronunciation
lyrics with a political message
spiritually uplifting lyrics
tight lyrics
the use of chordal patterning
melodic part writing
light drum fills
dry snare
a tight kick sound
rhythmic clapping
acoustic drum samples
an electric bass riff
subtle use of piano riffs
subtle use of pianos

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Real Nice
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God I'm so ignorant.... .
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tsingle11
A classic track by a classic artist.
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janelle923
Amen
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BlackStarr fo eva!!!!!!
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The truth!
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Talib always doin it He will get by no joke
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just to get by
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Got my Reasons
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Nice couldn't of said it any better Talib the truth
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long as somebody feel it thats whatsup
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Straight up G
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Maaan hold up! Legendary lyricist!!!! Hands down!!!! Spittin for the struggle!!! H TOWN REPRESENTA TO THA FULLEST!!!!
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msain81
What a masterpiece. Wow!
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Dayum! Fire ! Always had respect for talib
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PREACH....! Talib Paid Dues On This....! Just To Get......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W H A T ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ?
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SWEET!
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Yes
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I nearly forgot about this song, time to turn this s**t way up
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Powerful
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Some people cry, and some people try . ..... this morning I woke up feeling brand new
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HIP HOP DIED AFTER THIS NO ?'S ASKED
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Right on point!
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Havnt heard this in a minute
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Talib went in
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Nice song
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F**k u ward
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Talib kills it
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Just to get by
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This the song that opened my ears to Talib Kweli . Even jay z said if raps were albums sold , I would be, lyrically Talib Kweli...nuff said
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Nice track!
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Dope
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follow for follow
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KWELI!
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Was the best concert ever fav rapper and MC dis is real hip hop
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this whole album is EXCELLENT
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Haven't listen to this song in a long time
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Yeah, true @guslab2 :)
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Ms.hill is the best
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I love it!
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Talib Kweli is dope. A real music artist. This is probably his best single ever!
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FOR SHIZZLE ;D
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The realist right here
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one of my favorite songs
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Follow me on SOUNDCLOUD to hear me sing!! Comment, like, and share with your friends while you're there!! Free downloads!! Thank you!! ... @Cleo Li Dean ... Follow me here to if you'd like. <3 I'll make sure to follow back.
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Fave Talib song
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Talib is a great lyrical force... They need more rappers like him and Nas in the game
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♥ it, solid Word.s n beat s. @Heavenangel . . . n o joke, for real. Gettin by always. Love n Peace ya'll.
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One of the realist
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