Serial numbers is brail
So when you rub against it feel all twos
Catalina by Raekwon (Ft. Lyfe Jennings)

The serial number on the gun has been scratched off with a file in order to prevent the police from tracking it, where it was bought, sold, and so on. Thus, in Braille, the language for blind people to read which is a series of organized bumps for them to feel with their finger tips, it is just a bunch of twos.

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[Busta Rhymes] Get You Some by Busta Rhymes (Ft. Marsha (Floetry) & Q-Tip)

The best moment of the entire song occurs right at the start of the 3rd verse. Notice how the drum beat (the low bass kick sound and the snappy snare drum sound) drop out of the beat momentarily on beat 1. That is, where a bass kick should be, there isn’t one. Busta mimics this by not starting his rap until right on beat 2, where he fits 5 16th notes instead of the usual 4 16th notes in the song’s 4/4 time signature. 4/4 means that there are 4 quarter notes in a musical bar, and the quarter note gets the beat. You can count the quarter notes yourself by counting “1,2,3,4”: “1” on the low bass kick sound (beat 1), 2 is on the high snare sound (beat 2), again on the low bass kick sound (beat 3), and then again on the snare sound (beat 4.)

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[Hook: Marsha (& Q-Tip)] Get You Some by Busta Rhymes (Ft. Marsha (Floetry) & Q-Tip)

Alright, so this is a Dr. Dre beat. And if you know the Chronic: 2001 album and any of his work after that (with Eminem, 50, Busta), you know that he likes to use crazy instruments in his song. At last count, this includes a sitar, a harp, kazoos, organs, just all kinds of stuff. But here, he raises the bar. ‘Cause you know what instrument that is thats playing the melody? That plucked string sound that starts off the song?

It’s a guqin guy.

The guqin is a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favored by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement, as highlighted by the quote “a gentleman does not part with his qin or se without good reason,”[1] as well as being associated with the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. It is sometimes referred to by the Chinese as “the father of Chinese music” or “the instrument of the sages”

He used a guqin. For more songs like this, listen to “Don’t Get Carried Away”, another Dre beat, with Busta and Nas on the raps. That one has bells, organs, strings, it’s like a damned orchestra.

And when that huge piano sound comes in, that sounds like no piano you ever heard in real life, then there’s no mistaking it: it’s a Dre beat.

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[Verse 3] Touch It by Busta Rhymes

Below is the sheet music for Busta Rhymes' 3rd verse on his song entitled “Touch It.” In order to see it, right click and select “Save Image As…” Then save it, open it on your computer with an image viewer like Preview, and then zoom in if you have to to see it. The other verses have their sheet music at the start of them as well.

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[Verse 2] Touch It by Busta Rhymes

Below is the sheet music for Busta Rhymes' 2nd verse on his song entitled “Touch It.” In order to see it, right click and select “Save Image As…” Then save it, open it on your computer with an image viewer like Preview, and then zoom in if you have to to see it. The other verses have their sheet music at the start of them as well.

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[Verse 1] Touch It by Busta Rhymes

Below is the sheet music for Busta Rhymes' first verse on his song entitled “Touch It.” In order to see it, right click and select “Save Image As…” Then save it, open it on your computer with an image viewer like Preview, and then zoom in if you have to to see it. The other verses have their sheet music at the start of them as well.

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We prayed together through hard times and swung hard when it was fitting Aquemini by Outkast

Big Boi and André prayed for a lucky break when their chances of breaking into the industry looked slim, and then “swung for the fences” (tried as hard as they could) when the opportunity finally presented itself.

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[Verse 3: Big Boi] Aquemini by Outkast

Below is the rap sheet music for Big Boi’s second verse. To see it more clearly, right click on it, choose “open image in new tab”, then click on it to zoom in.

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[Verse 2: Andre 3000] Aquemini by Outkast

Below is the rap sheet music for André’s first verse. To see it more clearly, right click on it, choose “open image in new tab”, then click on it to zoom in.

This entire verse is very complex rhythmically and technically. Now you might understand why Nas claims that he “freaks styles like 3000 André”.

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[Verse 1: Big Boi] Aquemini by Outkast

Below is the rap sheet music for Big Boi’s first verse. To see it more clearly, right click on it, choose “open image in new tab”, then click on it to zoom in.

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