We could all use a break -- spare of Apache

from Talib Kweli (Ft. Big KRIT, Mela Machinko & Outasight) – Beautiful Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A clever pun on “break” by the rapper/singer. “Break” as in “reprieve”, but also “break” as in the instrumental “breaks” in songs so favored by early hip-hop DJs

One of the most famous of these breaks was “Apache” by the Incredible Bongo Band — see our take on its history here. DJs would use multiple copies of a record to cut back and forth between — thus the “spare” language here

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