Kool G Rap – On The Run

Kool G Rap – On The Run

In 1992, with the album Live and Let Die, the ‘Gmeister’ delivered a pulpy but exciting LP chock full of gangsterism over beats by criminally underrated west coast Producer Sir Jinx. As one of hip-hop’s truest storytellers Kool G Rap is almost unrivaled in the way he composes songs going into great detail & making you think at the same time. Cue “On The Run.”

The song is an example of how a great tale can be made with a true lyricist riding a cinematic soundscape and sounding so relaxingly dope even when his neck is on the line.

Kool G Rap “On The Run”

When the song ‘On The Run’ was released as a single it featured a couple of remixes courtesy of Trackmasters. The Untouchables remix was perfect for what would become one of the 90s, if not one of the best of storytelling rap songs ever made.

Kicking off with an explosive intro as taken from said film and running with vocal samples of De Niro’s majestic Al Capone, gunshots, tire squeals and all sorts of snippets over a heavy-hitting hardcore joint made of a eerie piano sample over a Bronx bomber beat with sax stabs and much more G Rap gives us one of his finest moments on wax and this remix is truly fitting and serves up a crime heist song of epic proportions.

Basically G works for Mafia, rips them off of 10 keys of coke and takes his wifey & kid on the road to escape his angry boss.  Not giving anything else away so not to spoil a great story though our hero gets to spout the immortal ” Wassup now muthafucka” and all ends well with what is a brilliant piece of storytelling with G Rap st his finest.

Related: Anniversary Throwback of Kool G Rap’s “Live And Let Die”

Kool G Rap – On The Run

Written by Andy McNeill for Back N The Day Buffet

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