Carry It

Album: Give the Drummer Some (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from Blink 182 drummer and hip-hop producer Travis Barker's debut album, Give the Drummer Some. The song features Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Wu-Tang Clan de facto leader RZA on guitars plus the latter's fellow Wu colleague Raekwon on the mic.
  • Barker explained to MTV News how he got the all-star line up on board: "The song started with RZA and I in my studio, with him playing guitars and me playing drums, just jamming out," he explained. "Then I got Raekwon on it, and I showed it to Tom Morello, who was stoked on it, so he played on it."
  • The song's music video was directed by Petro Papahadjopoulos (TV on the Radio, Incubus) and simply shows the four friends jamming together. "There was never any corny ideas [for the video]," Barker said with a smile to MTV News. "[It's] just us rocking out. That's what's good about it. The track's raw; it's not candy-coated. This is like 'punch you in the face,' real hype music."
  • The album title is taken from a 1988 track of the same name from Hip Hop group The Ultramagnetic MC's. The phrase "Give the drummer some" was popularized by James Brown.

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