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Riff: Raekwon – “Came Up”

Jan 21, 2013

Do you in the dark, whatever come out the light/Better be bread or weed or gold tonight

from Came Up lyrics by Raekwon

Part Godfather, part Goodfellas, “Came Up” is Wu Gambino style all the way. Rae has a soft spot for organized crime dramas, so much so that it’s been a coveted source of inspiration for him, spawning dozens of classic verses. It’s not Cuban Linx, but a nice stab at some classic Lou Diamonds material.

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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