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Riff: JJ Doom – “Guv’nor”

Oct 14, 2012

Buyer beware, had to tell this one liar ‘sire be fair’/At least untie her hair from the chair while I’m there

from Guv'nor lyrics by JJ DOOM

The lead single off the album, “Guv’nor,” puts both DOOM and Jneiro Jarel’s talents on full display. Jarel’s broken beats and choppy melodies, serve as an apt platform for DOOM’s gravely voice to meander. DOOM is in no rush here, and paints one beautifully abstract portrait after another.

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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