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Riff: Raekwon – “For the Listeners”

Jan 21, 2013

Russian connects, shower head, flooded in baguettes/Come live in my garage with the steps

from For the Listeners lyrics by Raekwon

Raekwon is a veteran, he knows how to wrap a cadence around a beat with the best of them. And when he’s on point lyrically he’s a juggernaut. Here he meets half the criteria, moving like a fleet-footed boxer. But lyrically it fizzles out. No room for a story, just an exercise in wordplay.

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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