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Riff: Cody ChesnuTT – “I’ve Been Life”

Nov 14, 2012

Since my birth I’ve been the greatest/Attraction on the earth/I’ve been so much more than all the world and its worth

from I've Been Life lyrics by Cody ChesnuTT

Here Cody opens with roll call, paying respects to the many nations of Africa. The sound on this album is more polished than his last, and his lyrics shine with newfound radiance, one that can only be achieved with discipline and growth. The horns, and wah-wah’s, cook on all four burners.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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