A History of the "Apache" Breakbeat

Chase & Status feat. Kano "Against All Odds" (2008)

Album: More Than Alot
Label: Ram
Producer: Chase & Status

American rappers utilize "Apache" to look back at their more innocent days, so why not British ones? London MC Kano vigorously recalls a rough upbringing on the city's streets ("I'm a hustler, I'm a, I'm a hustler/Raised on a battlefield, born as a sufferer") as his drum & bass paymasters layer that inexhaustible break over straighter and just as apt horns. The difference is that where Nas implicitly looks back to the days when Kool Herc rocked "Apache" in parks-in fact or by proxy-Chase & Status and Kano are looking back to the records that sampled it.

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