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And What You Give Is What You Get Click for Lyrics

First Appearance: Shadrach 12" 1989
Written by: Beastie Boys & Dust Brothers
Performed by: Beastie Boys
Production Notes: Produced by Beastie Boys and Dust Brothers. Originally released on Capitol Records.

Behind the Beats and Lyrics...

Samples

  • "The New Rap Language" by Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three from the single "The New Rap Language/Love Rap" (1980)
  • "Rise Above" by Black Flag from the album Damaged (1981)
  • "Start!" by The Jam from the single "Start/When You're Young" (1980)
  • "God Damn!" by George Carlin
  • "Smurph Across the Surf" by The Micronawts from the single "Smurph Across the Surf" (1982)

References

  • Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego - biblical characters

Sample & Reference Breakdown

  • "Do it" scratch - a sample from "The New Rap Language" by Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three
  • Guitar sample is from "Rise Above" by Black Flag
  • "And what you give is what you get!" - a sample from "Start!" by The Jam
  • "God damn bitch" - a sample of comedian George Carlin
  • "I can do it, you can do it, they can do it, we can do it" - a sample from "Smurph Across the Surf" by The Micronawts

Released Versions:

And What You Give Is What You Get

Live:

No Known Performances in Concert.

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