Get Down (Gettin' Up Remix) f. Matching Wits

from by Tom Swifty

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This is Matching Wits' take on the Q-Tip song "Gettin' Up." It was a fun challenge to write to this beat because it's a three-bar rhyme scheme, rather than the usual two or four. A.Po just went with a standard four-bar structure for the first verse, but I took my cue from Tip (get it?) and did mine three bars at a time. I actually "wrote" the whole verse in my head, something I usually like to do on at least one track per album.

NOTES FOR PARENTS: This is one of the cleanest tracks on this whole compilation. The only curse is "damn," but there are some mild sex and drug references (just pot, and nothing small kids would understand in either case). I think kids will really like this one and the "Crazy" remix that follows it.


from Nursery Rhymes: Clean​(​er) Cuts for the Kids, released May 1, 2016
from Matching Wits Talks to Teenagers vol. 1, released June 2010
Music: DJ Elsewhere. Vocals and lyrics: Tom Swifty & A.Po.



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Tom Swifty New York, New York

A former member of Minneapolis Hip-Hop crews Death Ray Scientific ( and Matching Wits (, Tom Swifty has performed at shows with artists like Sage Francis, Guante, Wide Eyes, Phillip Morris, Kristoff Krane, Kanser, Solillaquists of Sound, Heiruspecs, Carnage, and the late, great Eyedea, among others. ... more

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