Sunday, September 24, 2006


I rip New York and a million different places

One of Gangstarr’s more popular songs / posse cuts is “DWYCK”. It’s a decent song, but it sounds like every other song Nice &Smooth do or participate on. I personally think it’s extremely overrated and doesn’t deserve all the props it receives. On Gangstarr’s “Hard to Earn” album that features “DWYCK”, the track right before to me is one of Gangstarr’s jewels. To me, “Speak Ya Clout” is where it’s at. And never mind Lil’ Dap’s usually weak performance, Guru represents beautifully and my main man Jeru the Damaja straight makes the track. Each rapper’s verse is accompanied by their own unique beat. The beat Jeru rips is flat out awesome. It hits hard and Jeru does the Primo beat justice as he drops his vocals. Next time you’re out Dling some good tracks, pass up “DWYCK” and give “Speak Ya Clout” your listening attention.

Last year record companies were chumpin me
But now like chicks they all be up on me
and me so horny, I hit em like a groupie
Snatch off my hat wash my dick and keep it movin
Showing and proving on a day to day basis
I rip New York and a million different places
State to state country to country
My skills are legend in the style of poetry
I've paid my dues to this game word to mother
Peace New York hops it gets no rougher
Baby brother been puffing buddha and blunts since eighty-five
Before the fake motherfuckers started perpetrating live, I've
achieved mad props though niggaz roll around in jeeps
I ride the A-Train and get mad beeps
So when we bang bang boogie out jumps my boot knocks
Chicks comes in flocks when D.R.S. rocks glocks
And I mean it it's all done with the mind
I neutralize suckers because I'm alkaline
I could go on for days speaking bout my clout
So Lil Dap snatch the mic and show the motherfucker out

It is a great verse, and I certainly don't mean to try and trump your selection, but my favorite Jeru verse of all time comes from "I'm the Man," from the Daily Operation album. Maybe it's the Charles Mingus bassline, or maybe it's the off-beat cadence. But verse is one for the ages...

I'll tap your jaw
you probably heard it before
step to the bedlamite I'll prove my word is law
drugstore with more
dope rhyme vendor
not partial to beef
the chief ambassador
niggaz get mad cuz they can't score
like a wild west flick they wish to shoot up my door
but I incite a riot
don't even try it
bust up chumps so crab kids keep quiet
like I said before
I tap jaws
snatch whores
kill suckers in wars
vic a style you said was yours
money grip wanna flip but you're fish
house the mic like your hooker and did tricks on the bitch
Dirty Rotten Scoundrel and my name is Jeru
utilizing my tools in '92
MC's step up in mobs to defeat us
when we rock knots and got props like Norm Peterson
lot's of friends, lot's of fun, lots of beers
got the skills, kreeno so I always get cheers
troop on like a trooper no tears for fears
I'm a get mines cuz the crew'll get theirs
cut you up like Edward Scissorhands
you know the program I'm the mutha fuckin' man...

You simply cannot beat a Norm Peterson reference in a rap song. Cannot be done.
I agree with what you're saying. I love that Jeru verse from "I'm the Man" as well. I'm sure it would have made it on here at some point, but you had to steal my Thunder. ;) I actually think Jeru is one of the more underrated rappers out there.
That's what's up. Jerry Damager.

House the mic like your hooker and did tricks on the bitch.

His flow was awkward. His punch lines were right at the borderline between awesomely obscure and inconsequentially esoteric, and he took himself embarrassingly seriously. But God damn he comes in off the bench and smokes Lil Dap and Don Gurizzi on both of these records. He just seems so wizened and his voice is hard without being loud or obnoxious. Excellent choice.
I was excited to discover this website.
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