Taken from DJ Haze’s The Rapture, “We Runnin Thangz” is a certified West Coast collision of hardened lyrics and menacing production. Opening with a huge wall of strings, the track begins with a serious warning to listeners everywhere. Coupled with stomping drums and an almost muffled piano, “We Runnin Thangz” creates a frightening look at the streets. Kicking things off like a true top dog, Jay Rock takes over the first verse with a real urgency in his voice. Laying down his signature rough vocals, Jay lays claim to his hood and the rap game:
If you didn’t know by now, you so late
Black Hippy always murder them tracks with no trace
Got that gin in my cup, straight up with no chase
Top Dawg, we a train in motion with no brakes
Touched up with some help from auto-tune, the hook flows over the hypnotic melody. Jay Rock brings the heat once more on yet another West Coast banger.
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