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Riff: Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – “The Sure Shot (Parts 1 and 2)”

Mar 8, 2013

Heart of a lion/King of the Jungle/I’m a humble killer bee, you as soft as a bumble

from The Sure Shot (Parts 1 and 2) lyrics by Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge

Pairing Adrian Younge with Ghostface seems like a no-brainer. Their affinity for blaxploitation – a perfect launching pad. But where Younge succeeds Ghostface falters. He sounds overweight and winded. And instead of a thrilling narrative, all he can muster is a series of disjointed punchlines; [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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