jeru the damaja megavidpost and a few words

Don't provoke the wrath of this rhyme inventor
'Cause I blow up spots like the World Trade Center.

Where the manic depressive psycho murderers stalk
Walk like a ninja, on the asphalt
Here talk is cheap, you're outlined in chalk

-Yo Afu! -Whassup? Lets jet son like Elroy
If I recall correctly I last saw hip-hop down at Bad Boy
We'll see if Puff knows whassup
Cuz he's the one gettin' him drunk and fuckin' his mind up

Third Verse:
Now, I don't bust a tech, bubble drugs
in the projects, or use mics to sell sex
Niggas, nowadays is all about this
So much ying yang, it's ridiculous
If you got so much cheese where are the black distributors
And these record companies shake em down like mobsters
But impostors, like commercial locks are not rastas
Always fakin moves, never, makin moves
Asses shake, bottles pop, the government is breakin down
you fools, you work all week and give the devil back his loot
for jewels, and the steak on your plate is filled
with chemicals, still, brothers leave brothers
all battered and bruised, on the streets
Won't see snakes on my feet
The race is on, but I won't compete
In this competition, because I have a greater mission
I hope that you listen

Amateuristic martial arts is the number one cause of injury
Biters try to emulate my alchemy, ya poisoned by the chemistry

News that Gang Starr Foundation MC Jeru the Damaja will be collaborating on a new project with DJ Premier, who he hasn't collaborate with since '96, as well as Large Pro, Juju and Pete Rock. Definitely expecting some solid Crooklyn-based, head-nodding boom bap mathematics.

Jeru the Damaja is arguably one of the most important artists, and influences on work that could be called underground hip-hop classicism. Many works which continue to emerge from what was once known as the "underground" are founded upon a similar aesthetic found in the first two Jeru the Damaja full-lengths, but, unfortunately, without so much as adding much of anything singular too it.

The closest comparisons one might draw from Jeru's aesthetic are perhaps with an early Mobb Depp, the darker recesses of Step In The Arena and Breaking Atoms, and production nods to Guru's early "Jazzmatazz" projects, early Prince Po, and Price Paul. I recommend Jeru's solid The Sun Rises in the East (1994) and the Wrath of the Math (1996), both entirely produced by DJ Premier, some of the cuts feature above.

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