The Making Of Jeru The Damaja’s “Come Clean”

By: 08.01.13  •  12 Comments

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“Uh-oh! Heads up,’cause we droppin’ some sh*t.”

1994’s a lifetime away at this point. But at one point, Jeru was key member of Hip-Hop’s Golden Age of ’94, bolstered by his debut album, The Sun Rises In The East, and its key single “Come Clean.” The original Dirty Rotten Scoundrel was a fresh 21 but made a song that lasted a lifetime, structured around a Shelly Manne’s drum loop, an Onyx sample and headstrong lyrics.

As the latest entry in Complex TV’s Magnum Opus series, we get to go behind the making of the DJ Premier-produced track with commentary from the links of Premo, Miss Info, Dante Ross, Talib Kweli and Jeru himself.

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