The Break is Always Inviting to True Lyricists
|By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)|
The pinpoint essence of hip hop/rap music is the “break.” And here on “Run,” RZA takes an enchanting, eerie karate-flick interlude sound—something that’s not otherwise a break by any stretch of the meaning—and turns it into a break that draws in only the most capable rapper, as evidenced by Ghostface and Jadakiss. In addition, to the newly created break, RZA’s drumwork is a clinic on break-beat drum phrasing. The syncopated snare action tumbles and rolls over, as the kick punches in and out, only doubling up at the ends of each 1-bar measure.
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Ghostface Killah featuring Jadakiss – “Run;” beat by The RZA
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