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Riff: De La Soul – “Get Away”

Apr 18, 2013

AOI, Grind, you hear it, understand we steer it/Some choose to veer it off course/The main source missing, you paid no dues/You earn no pension, learn the rules

from Get Away lyrics by De La Soul

In straight Wu-fashion, De La steps out of the shadows to expose godawful rappers poisoning the charts – the inept clowns with about as much lyrical prowess as Mad Libs. As a lead single it’s a definitive statement, one that has them reclaiming their place as hip-hop’s savviest scribes; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

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

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