What is the name of this verbal beat in "Anaconda"?
August 29, 2014 12:49 AM Subscribe
Say he don't like 'em boney, he wants something he can grab
So I pulled up in the Jag, and I hit him with a jab like
Dun da da dun dun dun dun dun dun
posted by moonlight on vermont to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've been obsessing over the Anaconda music video and this beat, and rap genius is giving me nothing. It's a reference to MIA's (Nicki's 'bad bitch from Sri Lanka') identical beat
in her collaboration with Timbaland, and the jungle setting of the video is also an echo of MIA and a reinforcement of the way the song and video explore and play with exoticization of black/brown womens' sexuality, I and I'm wondering what rhythm it is that both women are using. I don't have much music theory experience and and kind of grabbing at wikipedia straws, and would really appreciate if a mefite who knows more about this school of music could help me out.
Music theory mefites, what is the name of this rhythm?