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Old 01-21-2010, 04:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Because their rapped they have to be juxtaposed with the traditional self-glorifying lyrics of usual rap.
Wha? As in you hold any hip hop lyrics against the battle rap persona style? You don't have to take everything back to where it begins to appreciate it, and these guys are far enough away from old school hip hop to escape it.

The lyrics could have been so much better in the framework of the song, I can kind of like where they were going but stuff like

I can hand out a million vaccinations
Or let'em all die in exasperation
Have'em all healed of their lacerations
Have'em all killed by assassination

Is just clumsy.

Beside that, I've always loved the song as well. I only had to listen to a few seconds of the hook to go and download the album. Plus I love the way it builds into the sax near the end, although I don't like the harder grungy guitar that kicks in - it does invite the comparisons to rap-rock that I don't think are worth anything.

Stand Up is much better lyrically and I think is a better indicator of their style.

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