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Riff: Raekwon – “Whatever, Whenever”

Jan 21, 2013

Couldn’t see the faces, heard the moans/Drawers hung off the chair, cocked the chrome/Emptied the barrel, all you saw was goose down flyin’/The trigger felt like wind, it was two bitches lyin’ there…

from Whatever, Whenever lyrics by Raekwon

Rae’s knack for dramatics comes full circle here. The Barry White sample coats everything in faux fur, and Rae seems right at home in the smoking section. The twist at the end, however, is what Raekwon is known for. Here’s hoping that it’ll roll over to the next project.

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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