The rebuttal we have been waiting for is finally here. Cal_vin has finally dropped “Used To Run It” the response to Jnr Brown’s, “We Run It”. We Run It became controversial as soon as it dropped when the streets felt it was a diss against Cal_Vin and many other artistes including Tehn Diamond and Noble Stylz.
Begotten Sun took to the walls to do heavy PR and said that he had no idea that it was a diss record. There have been many exchanges online surrounding this issue including artistes who even tried to rope me in to fake beef based on these events.
The beat is fire, Slickah Beats really came in with some fire and Cal_Vin gave us more heat with a switched up “versace” type delivery. You used to run it is telling Jnr Brown that his reign is over. Cal_Vin compares himself to 2 Pac in his prime and says
“I’m the man of the moment, I’m the reason you losing your moment”
Well Jnr Brown seemed frustrated about Cal_Vin’s Award win so this is what he is reffering to.
“I am still important to you, coz I brought you back in the game they know it”
He is suggesting that without him Jnr Brown wouldn’t have a come back plan.
Cal_Vin goes on to say that he was hot before he even had Cassper Nyovest on a verse. He also says he has battled a lot of haters before of Jnr Brown’s kind.
“Call me Winky D coz I made you disappear”
The hook has a Weezy type of feel I think it’s a great rebuttal and Cal_Vin killed it though Jnr Brown’s media influence may give We Run It more traction on the street. The Jnr Brown backers who identify themselves as NATO seem to have a lot of mainstream media influence like I have said before. They have the resources… so it’s Cal_Vin’s art against Jnr Brown’s art + media connects.
If Cal_Vin and his backers win this one, then the throne belongs to cal_Vin because it’s against all odds.
What does the street say though?
“Gear 5 chairo he killed it” – Tavonga Munodawafa
“The disappear line though” – PmDee
“Beat is dope , bars is dope but the chorus hmm, the delivery is shakey as if he tried too hard to sound angry and the overally ..the mastering I expected better considering he is a producer …overally I would pick we run it.”- Rhyme Assasin
What do you think… join the conversation @Mcpotar is the handle to tweet to.