Riff: Big Sean – “Guap”

Jan 2, 2013

They like “Boy, won’t you get your rest on?”/Bitch, ’cause I’m up for every hour I was slept on

from Guap lyrics by Big Sean

We didn’t need another rap single about money, but at least “Guap” is one of the better ones. The boring beat and cliché intro may turn you off, but Big Sean has “paid his dues” and a lot of his “guap” is going to his family. Sean lives where the nauseating “swerve” exists beside unique punchlines.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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