Jelani – The Extravaganza (prod. Durkin)

blame it on Shake August 11, 2011

Quick Bit: Had this beat for a while (read: years), and I finally dug it out and used it as canvas for something that I’d wanted to do for a very long time: put on a lyrical show that makes use of the English language in a way that’s never been done before in Hip Hop, yet somehow not have it be a really “Rappity Rap” and “Super Backpack” type of track. I think I nailed it, though. The concept was to take the prefix “ex”, and other words with a syllable that stressed the “ex” sound, and flip it into a cohesive song. Lyrical Show + “Ex” Words = The Extravaganza, fittingly. I flipped it 67 times in the song.

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