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Riff: Raekwon feat. Maino – “To The Top”

Jan 21, 2013

Eloquently I relax in the Waldorf under the covers/And the sawed off, sweatin’ and shit, growin’ a mohawk

from To the Top lyrics by Raekwon

Raekwon’s always had an affinity for blaxploitation-era films and soundtracks so to hear him rhyme over a Curtis Mayfield sample isn’t a shock. The superlatives fly freely, and Rae’s verse comes to a close with a hilarious snapshot of his own personal blaxploitation flick.

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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