It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
Buy

Get By

Lyrics

We sell, crack to our own out the back of our homes
We smell the musk at the dusk in the crack of the dawn
We go through "epidodes ii," like "attack of the clones"
Work 'til we break our back and you hear the crack of the bone
full lyrics

Features of This Track

east coast rap roots
r&b influences
danceable beats
syncopated beats
use of vocal counterpoint
a poetic rap delivery
clear pronunciation
lyrics with a political message
spiritually uplifting lyrics
tight lyrics
the use of chordal patterning
melodic part writing
light drum fills
dry snare
a tight kick sound
rhythmic clapping
acoustic drum samples
an electric bass riff
subtle use of piano riffs
subtle use of pianos

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

show more

Comments

Some people cry, and some people try . ..... this morning I woke up feeling brand new
HIP HOP DIED AFTER THIS NO ?'S ASKED
Right on point!
Havnt heard this in a minute
Talib went in
Nice song
F**k u ward
Talib kills it
Just to get by
This the song that opened my ears to Talib Kweli . Even jay z said if raps were albums sold , I would be, lyrically Talib Kweli...nuff said
Nice track!
Dope
follow for follow
KWELI!
Was the best concert ever fav rapper and MC dis is real hip hop
this whole album is EXCELLENT
Haven't listen to this song in a long time
Yeah, true @guslab2 :)
Ms.hill is the best
I love it!
Talib Kweli is dope. A real music artist. This is probably his best single ever!
FOR SHIZZLE ;D
The realist right here
one of my favorite songs
Follow me on SOUNDCLOUD to hear me sing!! Comment, like, and share with your friends while you're there!! Free downloads!! Thank you!! ... @Cleo Li Dean ... Follow me here to if you'd like. <3 I'll make sure to follow back.
Fave Talib song
Talib is a great lyrical force... They need more rappers like him and Nas in the game
♥ it, solid Word.s n beat s. @Heavenangel . . . n o joke, for real. Gettin by always. Love n Peace ya'll.
One of the realist
I remember that too ! @Techasaurus .

I miss chappell's show. 
I remember when he performed Get By on Chappell´s show.
Just to get by
Great song!!!!
#CHURCH
F**kin classic
Talib lyrically one of the livest mcs out there word
I can rock 2 this all day..Now this is G.O.O.D. Music..Yasss s s s s s lawd
Love this!
Rock Rock Rock!!!!!!!! Real Hip Hop!!!!!!!! Don't Stop!!!! Yo Yo!!!!!
this morning i woke up!
kweli always cut it
This cut is da s**t
Similar songs don't really make sense...seei n g as this is produced by Kanye West.
godajtalent1 1
This is one of my FAVORITE songs by Talib Kweli!!!! I LOVE this song by him! This is REAL HIP HOP!!!! The beat of this song is HOT!!!! I also remember when this song and video came out!!! This video shows the poverty( in which I believe the video was filmed in Haiti), but the video is generally talking about the issue of poverty that is affecting the world; especially in the African American/Bla c k communities around the world!!! LOOVE this song!!!!
Talib means "student," and he really is a student of the true beat. Tight
tlapre
its a shame brothers who really have something to say and give a message in the words they spit dont get the proper radio play but rap is the root of the evil in our youth put more brothers like this on the radio
i see the evil in their eyes....... real talk!!!!!!!! ! !
@Davis Pearson yup Nina Simone's Sinnerman. Kanye killed this beat and a nasty crate digger but IMHO Preem and RZA got the edge on the crate skills.
Awesome Kanye beat on this song, I've always liked this song. Talib should've done a whole album with Kanye producing, just like Common did.
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[97, 109, 122, 75, 75, 81, 94, 117, 117, 121, 117, 108, 96, 91, 79, 111, 94, 106, 76, 86, 95, 77, 109, 80, 111, 79, 86, 90, 112, 112, 95, 80, 85, 108, 82, 77, 69, 125, 80, 101, 117, 68, 93, 87, 88, 124, 121, 124, 122, 98, 92, 84, 69, 69, 83, 93, 92, 81, 65, 98, 87, 127, 73, 96, 103, 73, 65, 124, 103, 123, 122, 85, 77, 117, 121, 117, 102, 72, 120, 119, 78, 87, 117, 123, 104, 78, 115, 86, 67, 81, 77, 105, 65, 95, 75, 93, 124, 126, 115, 88, 112, 74, 92, 116, 67, 105, 91, 88, 89, 123, 101, 126, 86, 93, 127, 95, 91, 91, 74, 107, 117, 71, 117, 116, 105, 84, 100, 122, 82, 107, 71, 91, 71, 106, 114, 105, 68, 105, 77, 76, 69, 82, 117, 66, 78, 127, 124, 105, 127, 88, 71, 116, 123, 76, 107, 89, 112, 126, 70, 83, 76, 112, 92, 98, 119, 88, 65, 76, 117, 70, 84, 92, 126, 116, 89, 73, 98, 78, 94, 98, 121, 77, 81, 78, 106, 119, 107, 90, 113, 67, 110, 72, 70, 80, 69, 69, 99, 72, 81, 85, 84, 117, 92, 92, 94, 86, 106, 79, 101, 81, 83, 124, 117, 102, 76, 74, 85, 94, 127, 88, 68, 77, 96, 86, 67, 93, 102, 125, 101, 91, 82, 112, 123, 75, 93, 64, 120, 106, 111, 115, 66, 74, 83, 125, 101, 119, 90, 78, 109, 123, 91, 91, 107, 97, 76, 126, 97, 121, 126, 118, 109, 95, 121, 85, 112, 64, 108, 110, 85, 81, 117, 80, 119, 96, 87, 99, 78, 97, 97, 75, 68, 115, 95, 116, 102, 75, 86, 117, 100, 83, 92, 113, 72, 126, 125, 125, 89, 86, 70, 92, 100, 95, 67, 91, 68, 84, 98, 101, 75, 117, 69, 89, 64, 68, 121, 103, 65, 99, 77, 95, 81, 126, 118, 77, 106, 64, 78, 88, 123, 125, 68, 116, 108, 86, 96, 110, 100, 104, 105, 115, 102, 120, 110, 114, 108, 75, 112, 125, 126, 104, 119, 72, 83, 72, 122, 102, 91, 115, 119, 108, 99, 101, 76, 115, 117, 123, 116, 90, 64, 71, 85, 86, 100, 99, 122, 87, 123, 127, 71, 87, 122, 118, 88, 125, 122, 104, 120, 90, 103, 113, 107, 107, 81, 69, 103, 97, 119, 95, 118, 98, 106, 97, 93, 71, 101, 70, 65, 65, 108, 126, 75, 109, 111, 72, 76, 83, 66, 101, 68, 91, 121, 72, 66, 109, 81, 84, 91, 115, 113, 67, 123, 64, 75, 79, 119, 104, 119, 106, 70, 84, 93, 74, 126, 71, 116, 103, 91, 80, 108, 96, 116, 120, 113, 118, 108, 116, 91, 123, 95, 82, 91, 109, 85, 85, 100, 95, 113, 119, 64, 76, 120, 79, 125, 94, 104, 104, 86, 82, 93, 70, 111, 84, 92, 104, 102, 88, 126, 67, 90, 111, 96, 71, 115, 93, 74, 96, 120, 115, 81, 99, 91, 98, 90, 122, 114, 116, 67, 118, 115, 95, 88, 80]