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All right,
this is a fairly simple scratch.
It's a drag, it's basically you're slowing
the record, slow it down forward,
we slow it down backwards.
Lot of people like to use these as rhymes,
you know, like see the rhyme is-
[SOUND] So you're rhyming.
It's like [SOUND]
That would be a rhyme, you know.
Get it?
So basically it's a slowing down of a
The way you, an easy way to slow it down
is to.
You can use your whole hand.
[SOUND] Use your thumb, all your fingers.
[SOUND] You can get all your fingers on
It's like a tripod.
So you can, or well, quintapod, or
whatever you call it.
[LAUGH] But yeah.
And it's just slowing the record down.
Those are drags.