Breaker 1/9

Album: Can I Borrow A Dollar? (1992)

Songfacts®:

  • "Breaker 1/9" is CB slang that truckers used to start conversations, indicating that they were using channel 19. In this song, Common uses the CB theme as he raps about looking for female companionship.
  • This samples both "Between The Sheets" by The Isley Brothers, "Black Jack" by Donald Byrd, and "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Lee Dorsey. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR
  • This song uses the reference CB to refer to a "cock-block" or not being able to hook up because of some person's interference. This is easily spotted in lines like "Raindrops keep fallin' on my couch tryin' to sit with me" and "You insist on stayin', playin' Genesis." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Fatima - Norfolk, VA

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