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ain't no half steppin
big daddy kane
Check out NPR's look at Ain't No Half Steppin'
Has there been a song with this much internal rhyme (That's the correct term, right? -- rhyme within a line)?
Rap's Prime Minister.
 Great to see the original Kane video over there in the NPR article too.
Follow The Sample: Drake's 'Take Care' Comes From The Blues
Really interesting article by Ann Powers today tracing a forthcoming song by Drake w/ Rihanna back to its sources (Gil Scott-Heron, Brook Benton, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Irma Thomas, others). Definitely worth checking.
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