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ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD: You have to listen to it from beginning to end. You can’t — you cannot dissect one part of it. If you do, then you just – you’re in the wrong neighborhood.

TAJAI: … Like the music that’s on our record, jazz guys are gonna listen to it and be like, “I need to get me one of those.” Or funk guys are gonna be like, “Oooh, that was funky!” Like it’s not just the hip-hop record in that case, and so maybe that’s kind of what gives us our against the grain thing — is that we’re not going out to set a precedent for best rap record. We’re trying to make records like Innervisions orSuperfly or something like that and we just happen to be MCs.

Souls of Mischief on Microphone Check

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