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1Mind
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"What part of a Roots song gets you every time?"


          

Everybody has a part of a certain song that brings some kind of emotion out of you and makes that song special to you. It could either get you amped, make you laugh, make you smile, even make you cry.<P> For me, during "Mellow My Man" when Black Thought is rhyming over the jazz break in the middle of the song, perfectly on beat, and then all of a sudden, says "Oops, I lost it" and instantly the original beat comes back in, it just makes your head nod a little more than it already was. <P> Another is more simple: during "Clones" before each verse when the music gets really smooth and ?uest's vicious trigger comes in to introduce the next verse get me amped everytime.<P> To me that is what makes a song classic or makes it memorable to a person. It could be one lyric, one note in the song, but it's just what makes a song great to you.<P> Anyway, I'm rambling. What's your memorable moment of a song?<P>-1Mind<P>"Kids who step to the Soul you're labeled fools/<BR>Who claim to drop jewels/But for now you do the catching"<BR> -Posdnous, "Tha Bizness"

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
good topic
Sep 05th 1999
1
heres what i like
Sep 05th 1999
9
i second that...
jparekh
Sep 05th 1999
12
Adrenaline!!!
Sep 05th 1999
2
WORD!!!!
Krutch
Sep 05th 1999
5
a coupla parts...
Sep 05th 1999
3
swept away
Sep 05th 1999
4
thought of something else...
Sep 05th 1999
11
By Far....
DJFLYGEAR
Sep 05th 1999
6
LETS DO A DRIVE BY!!!!!!
Sep 09th 1999
25
      awwww sheit.....
DJFLYGEAR
Sep 14th 1999
36
Y'all Know Who
Krutch
Sep 05th 1999
7
Tell me about it.....
Sep 06th 1999
16
Good parts
Sep 05th 1999
8
essaywhutman??!!
Sani
Sep 05th 1999
10
&quot;Mc's who slept todaaaaay...must be swept awaaaaay&quot;..
AnuNeteru
Sep 05th 1999
13
its &quot;emcees who slept for days, must be swept away...&quot;n/m
Amenhotep
Sep 11th 1999
31
(act too)love of my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ffunkknots
Sep 05th 1999
14
Love of My Life brought tears...
Sep 11th 1999
33
where to start...
eD
Sep 05th 1999
15
i have a couple
Sep 07th 1999
17
Whaaaat....
Sep 07th 1999
18
The string break in...
Sep 07th 1999
19
some of my favories
Sep 07th 1999
20
      roots come alive ha?
Sep 09th 1999
26
      Whoo shit I had forgot about that bagpipe shit on dywm...
Amenhotep
Sep 11th 1999
32
Slammin' topic...
Sep 08th 1999
21
The backwards keys!!!
Brains
Sep 08th 1999
22
How many people feeling this love movement
Sep 08th 1999
23
You aint fly
Amenhotep
Sep 08th 1999
24
shizam!
Sep 09th 1999
27
my jointz!
Sep 10th 1999
28
sorry.......but....
Sep 10th 1999
29
      word?
Sep 13th 1999
34
My favorites
Sep 11th 1999
30
Mine...
Sep 13th 1999
35

AminaLovely
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1. "good topic"
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heres mine...<P>the singing jazzy part before silent treatment. The intro to " Double Trouble". Hot as hell... The piano before Alibi. That song gets me ::here:: every time... it always makes me wanna slow jam and cry at the same time. weird huh? <P>" I had AQUEEN named AMINA, height 5'7'', caramel complected, body like heaven..."

  

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9. "heres what i like"
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on nuttin new: after they are all saying nuttin new nuttin new over and over when quests drum beats FIRST come in <P>and when the music changes on innocense lost<BR>from the music box to the smooth notes<BR>i cried i cried i cried...<P>poetess<P><P><P>"we love you ?uestlove, oh yes we do, we love you ?uestlove, and we'll be true. When you're not near us we're blue, oh ?uestlove we love you."<BR>ya-ya99<P><P><P>"I KNOW U LIKE..WHODAFUCK IS HE TO BE TALKIN TO ME LIKE THIS..<BR>IM JUST THE AVERAGE OKP...<BR>I DONT SPEAK FOR THE BOARDS I <BR>SPEAK FOR ME" Donwill (but will don?)1999<P><BR>NO GOD, NO PEACE - KNOW GOD, KNOW PEACE

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jparekh

Sun Sep-05-99 01:27 PM

  
12. "i second that..."
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i agree...i get pumped to the intro to double trouble (both the ?uestlove interlude before the actual song as well as the actual beginning of the song) <img src="http://www.okayplayer.com/dcforum/Images/happy.gif"><P>-jay<P>99 & 99/100% Dundee! :>

  

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2. "Adrenaline!!!"
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The part that gets me real amped is that little part in Malik B.'s verse where he goes: " ...Ralph Cramdon, Yo, Wit tha Wit Tha With tha, With tha With Tha With tha..." - how they freaked the echo on that was too ill.<BR>Surreal<P>" I got a long salami and thats no bologna"!- Psycho Les

  

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Krutch

Sun Sep-05-99 07:14 AM

  
5. "WORD!!!!"
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just WORD!!!!<P>(((krutch)))(((1999)))<P>

  

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BrainChild
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3. "a coupla parts..."
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all of the music for "return to innocence lost"<BR>the jazzies vocals on "episodes"<BR>the keys on "ital (the universal side)"<BR>the sleigh bells on "the hypnotic"<BR>all of "swept away"<BR>the drums on "distortion to static"<P>--me--

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AminaLovely
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4. "swept away"
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Cassandra Wilsons " la da dee yahhh" plus the beat in the background and the lyrics are the illest, i love that ish. hehe. <P>" I had AQUEEN named AMINA, height 5'7'', caramel complected, body like heaven..."

  

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11. "thought of something else..."
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the intro of "panic" with the backwards keys, and when the tamborine comes in... and then blaowww... and the keys going back & forth between two notes...<P>that cut is perfect!<P>--me--

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DJFLYGEAR

Sun Sep-05-99 07:17 AM

  
6. "By Far...."
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The end of You Got Me....where ?uest is just whalin' on those drums......trust me....listen to the shit in the dark where its just you and the music and close you eyes and the shit will blow you away....I have goosebumps right now as Im typin this......and since Im listenin to the album right now....Adrenalin's chorus is kinda tight....never get tired of it.....<P>aight....<P>"D.A.N.J.A M.O.W.F....or should I say, WWF/the way I be slammin emcees/brotha please dont trouble yourself."

  

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25. "LETS DO A DRIVE BY!!!!!!"
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I SWEAR I WANT TO FLIP OFF OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING EVERYTIME I HEAR THAT PART OF THE SONG I CANT BELIEVE THIS ISNT EVERYONES FAVORITE PART OF THE SONG THAT PART IS THE EPITOME OF HOT SHIT.......<P><BR> <BR>"I had style since the day it came out"<BR> <BR>"i wish i had a car YEAH!!<BR>walk far YEAH!!<BR>gettin sick of work YEAH!!<BR>boss a jerk YEAH!!<BR>just paid my rent YEAH!!<BR>pockets bent YEAH!!<BR>I'm on okayplayer dot com YEAH!!<BR>all the time YEAH!!<BR>i hate cash money YEAH!!<BR>this shit aint funny YEAH!!<BR>i got a G-Shock YEAH!!<BR>digital watch YEAH!!<BR>my tims are run down YEAH!!<BR>running round YEAH!!<BR>Planet u type good won't cha BACK THAT POST UP<BR>U a okayplayer betta BACK THAT POST UP<BR>call me ORACLE playa BACK THAT POST UP<BR>feed up with the bullshit BACK THAT POST UP<BR>(should this be in the freestyle board??)" -ORACLE (i like cash money, but this was too funny not to acknowlege)<P>P!: Absoluste SWASS!!!!!<BR>(S.P.U. affiliate)

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DJFLYGEAR

Tue Sep-14-99 08:33 AM

  
36. "awwww sheit....."
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bro.....you just made my day....I was laughin mah ass off when you said that empire state building sheit......<P>I agree.....<P>"I can rip it with your momma on the beat box...."

  

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Krutch

Sun Sep-05-99 07:20 AM

  
7. "Y'all Know Who"
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THE BASSLINE is completely nuts!!!!<P>The KEYS are simplistically genius!!!<P>The DRUMS are tighter than a children's XSmall on ya moms!!!<P>THEN, the part that gets me most...... especially when performed live.... Black's verse..<P>(instruments stop during live performance)<P> "Stepped into the spot, the venue is empty. Five minutes later the crowd was in a frenzie. Packed up to the maximum occupancy, GIMME THE MIC... I got a Jones Like Quincy" <P>(beat kicks back in harder than ever!!!!) <P>OOOH I love that shit!!!!! <P><P><BR>(((krutch)))(((1999)))<P>"Eek ahk ook ahk ahk" - Pharcyde

  

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1Mind
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16. "Tell me about it....."
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I didn't get a chance to see the song performed live but I think "Y'all Know Who" is a contender for song of the year. It's unbelievable how after releasing TFA they come with something just as great if not greater than the material on the album. The lyricism is superior, the beat, genius. Just a great song!<P>-1Mind<P>"My mouth must be full of insect feces/<BR>Cause I'm always saying some fly shit"<BR> -Thirstin Howl III, "Frogstyle"<BR>

  

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8. "Good parts"
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My Mellow My Man - When all the music goes out, then the bass drum hits. Plus all the keys in the song are great<P>Double Trouble - When it changes music. This is near the end with Mos Def. Most bands would have used the end as a whole nother song<P>Lesson Part 2 - Dice's Freestyle plus Rahzel and Quest. better than the original<P>

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Sani

Sun Sep-05-99 11:55 AM

  
10. "essaywhutman??!!"
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The chorus on essaywhutman??!! gets me hype every time i hear it.<P>Also when Dice Raw comes in on nuttin new...the music changes and then his first is just tight. i love that shit.

  

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AnuNeteru

Sun Sep-05-99 03:11 PM

  
13. "&quot;Mc's who slept todaaaaay...must be swept awaaaaay&quot;.."
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"da da da daaaaaah...da da da daaaaaah"<P><P>-nothing will Ever compare.(well, maybe the 'hidden track' they came out with on Things fall apart

  

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Amenhotep

Sat Sep-11-99 06:05 AM

  
31. "its &quot;emcees who slept for days, must be swept away...&quot;n/m"
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"I'm ominous you think you're ill but you're just jaundiced..Wa alahi I'm godless...I suggest you pull back like massages..."<BR>-Amenhotep<P>"punch your skull from your spine so obviously you don't mind."<BR>-Iras Antera<P>Battle of the Galaxies<BR>Quantum Speech

  

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ffunkknots

Sun Sep-05-99 03:41 PM

  
14. "(act too)love of my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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on the high down-low, after all the pharoahs have ceased their teachings on the love of hip-hop, when its justs the violins, the "to the top, love, totha,totha..." and those illmatic Miles Davis-like human toots in the background, shit is hot like....like.....shit is HOT yo. I can press REWIND on that joint perpetually... I can feel that shit like a Coltrane solo or a Sonya Sanchez spoken verse, yo!<P><P><P><BR>"I'm surgin up when I'm emergin..." Pharoah Monch

  

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33. "Love of My Life brought tears..."
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I love the Roots to death...and "Hypnotic" was my favorite before this one. But Tariq managed to put my entire perspective of hip-hop on wax...then come Chi's First Son Common with the ill shit we support him for...And then the violins...shit was too much for me. I played that song at least 25 times when I first heard it...and I had it memorized by the second!<P>DVSJ

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eD

Sun Sep-05-99 03:47 PM

  
15. "where to start..."
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How about I feel what you're talking about with that drum break on 'Clones' fer starters.<P>The keys on 'Distortion to Static'<P>When Hub's bassline comes in again late on 'One Shine'<P>The string chorus on 'Act Too (Love of My Life)'<P>Malik's hook on 'The Spark'<P>I'm sure there's more.....<P>E<P>-'how can you be so thin and live so phat?'<P>-"If it wasn't for breakbeats, you'd be rhymin' over my shit" -Rahzel<P>-"consider me effed..." -eD

  

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17. "i have a couple"
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at the start of TFA apart when BT says "yeeeeahhh"....and is about to set if off.....that gets me hyped.<BR>on "step into the realm".. when the music fades down and then all of a sudden baaaaaaamm!!! "i'm the type of nigga that belongs in a ward with..."that shit gives me the chills ah<BR>at the start of panic once i hear the tambourine<BR>damn.<BR>i have others like when the strings come in on "love of my life"....<BR>thats it for now<BR>peace

  

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18. "Whaaaat...."
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Here all uv mines:<P>• intro to Dynamite!<BR>• Ahmir startin tha beatz on Without a Doubt<BR>• break-downs in Ain't Sayin Nothin New<BR>• break down @ the end of Double Trouble (the original beat)<BR>• beginning uv Act Too...<BR>You know what?! Fugg it! Every Roots song has a part that gets me hyped especially on the TFA album... <P>(But I love the break-down in Clones and the beginning uv Distortion To Static as well... plus some uvas...)<P>"I chop rappers up like chicken <BR>Szechuan"<BR>* Black Thought - "Adrenaline"<P>=¬) Roots-disser b4 I punched him<P>=•( After...

"I just wanna tape you...
all night"

  

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MrBastard
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19. "The string break in..."
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"Love Of My Life" that shit is simply beautiful.<P>As much as I hate to hear strings nowadays in R&B(more like a gimmick now "hey mom look how 'diversified' we are" see Jennifer Lopez) the string part in Love o My Life reminded me of how much the strings set off "No Scrubs" and "The Boy Is Mine", otherwise horrible, horrible records. Oh yeah, if I hear anymore "spanish guitar" in black music somebodys getting they ass wooped. <P>The drum & bass break at the end of "You Got Me" is a very close second, as anyone who drove alongside my car earlier this year will testify. <P>MrB<P>

  

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20. "some of my favories"
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the small moments win everytime......<P>organix- "pass the popcorn" i like the piano lines. this was before we had a keyboard player so i did the honors.<P>"the anti circle" i like the bass breakdown at the end.<P>"leonard 1-5" the magic started when tariq started his scat-cum-"bernimrts". plus his pete rock adlibs were funny (1 to five y'all.....what's happnin'?....i've searched the metro....can't find ya baby)<P>"essaywhuman?!!???!!!" me imitating my then manager aj shine (now power 99's joe young) askin tariq for a dollar.<P>"carryin on" the first time i heard the term "biaaaaaaaaatch!!!!!!" i thought dix had made it up.<BR>--------------------------------------------------<P>dywm "intro" i tore my room up lookin for that cassete. and i found it at the last minute before the trip to new york to master.<P>"mellow my man" i thought the echo that bob put on the rhodes in the beggining of the song (oh shit!!...the skills....) is the coolest ever.<P>"lazy afternoon" tariq couldn't stop laughin at the faces i was makin' so thus ("cause it's a lazy auuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh!!!!!!") also the water effects were cool.<P>"? vs. rahzel" we were doin lazy afternoon and this was what we did 10 minutes after we met. rah didn't even know my name (he calls me "roots")<P>"dywm" god mpozi if you are reading this, please scan ang the bagpipe photos. you have to see these. i don't know what was weirder. rufus on bagpipes, with these dreadlocks down to his knees, or the looks on our faces when he was doin this.<P>"swept away" peep how i switched hub's basses. first it was electric, then i swithched to upright. he just noticed this 2 years ago.<P>"you ain't fly"-"whoomp whoomp whooo whuumm" we laughed so hard....whenever i'm on the mic it's blooper time.<P>"the lesson"- always the prankster tariq scared the shit out of m when he came into the dark ass vocal booth behind me. that's the laugh that you hear on "niggas didn't come like jeru and come clean".<P>the hidden track was more rah foolery during the "lazy afternoon" sketches.<BR>--------------------------------------------------<BR>"illadelph"<P>"panic"- just doin that song was the shiznit for me. we did that shit down south in the atl (ironicly during a roots threesome show ,in florida. see seattle, you're not alone.) i wanted to show fishbone and the dungeon crew how we do it.<P>"episodes" the watery vocals on the jazzies was icing on the cake.<P>"push up ya lighter" more water more water more water.<P>"what they do" the jam at the end was cool<P>"clones" wow!!!!!<P>"no alibi" the voices float everywhere. from the backrounds to malik fading to riq.<P>"dave vs. us" again when rah and i get together. we just can't stop laughin.<P>"no great pretender" listen to the end when malik was giving shout outs and what seems like an echo is really reverse delay. sounds real scary.<P>"the hypnotic" my all time favorite roots song. peep the flute in the chorus. absolute cotton.<BR>--------------------------------------------------<BR>"things fall apart"<P>"intro" i could listen to the backwards keys forever. and ever....and...<P>"table of contents" cymbals!!!!!!!!!!!!<P>"dynamite" guitars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<P>"without a doubt" the interlude is the last thing i did for the record. mos and tip wanted me to make it a full length jam.<P>"ain't sayin nothin" my backwards singin debut.<P>"double trouble" love it.<P>"love of my life" the strings and the rhodes in a wah wah pedal.<P>"you got me" jungle boogie"<P>"return to innocence" the keys are hypnotic.<BR>--------------------------------------------------<BR>roots come alive<P>-intro to next movement is dope<BR>-the intro to "don't see us" was cleaver if i say so myself.<BR>-but my favorite moment is tariq's james brown like intro to "adrenaline!"<BR>i won't reveal the rest to you..................<P><P><P>"....start your own company??!? your parents don't have enough money to buy you a company!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

check the resume

organix-93
(from the ground up)-94
do you want more?!!???!-95
illadelph halflife-96
things fall apart-99
(the legendary)-99
the roots come alive-99
phrenology-2002
the tipping point-2004
(the roots present...) 2004
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26. "roots come alive ha?"
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?uest, you're going to hell for teasing us.<BR> <BR>"I had style since the day it came out"<BR> <BR>"i wish i had a car YEAH!!<BR>walk far YEAH!!<BR>gettin sick of work YEAH!!<BR>boss a jerk YEAH!!<BR>just paid my rent YEAH!!<BR>pockets bent YEAH!!<BR>I'm on okayplayer dot com YEAH!!<BR>all the time YEAH!!<BR>i hate cash money YEAH!!<BR>this shit aint funny YEAH!!<BR>i got a G-Shock YEAH!!<BR>digital watch YEAH!!<BR>my tims are run down YEAH!!<BR>running round YEAH!!<BR>Planet u type good won't cha BACK THAT POST UP<BR>U a okayplayer betta BACK THAT POST UP<BR>call me ORACLE playa BACK THAT POST UP<BR>feed up with the bullshit BACK THAT POST UP<BR>(should this be in the freestyle board??)" -ORACLE (i like cash money, but this was too funny not to acknowlege)<P>P!: Absoluste SWASS!!!!!<BR>(S.P.U. affiliate)

The Words - Audible Silence
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Amenhotep

Sat Sep-11-99 06:27 AM

  
32. "Whoo shit I had forgot about that bagpipe shit on dywm..."
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Ill..........<P>"I'm ominous you think you're ill but you're just jaundiced..Wa alahi I'm godless...I suggest you pull back like massages..."<BR>-Amenhotep<P>"punch your skull from your spine so obviously you don't mind."<BR>-Iras Antera<P>Battle of the Galaxies<BR>Quantum Speech

  

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21. "Slammin' topic..."
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Here is mine:<P>"Panic"- Rahzel and that bassline<P>"Episode"- Jazzy's vocals, especially the acapella part.<P>"Push Up Ya Lighter"- The rhodes and Bahamadia's entrance and exit (when the last part of her voice echoes).<P>"What They Do"- The end of the song instrumental. Love the lead and bass guitar.<P>"UNIverse At War"- The beginning when Common and Black Thought say "UNIverse.....at WAR..... WHEN UNIverse... at war mutha f---a.... we about to do this Chi-town style here we go (verse at war... verse war)."<P>"No Alibi"- The vocals by Fatin and Tracey. Whenever I here the humming, I have to hum along with it. And that "ONE...TWO... ONE TWO" by Black Thought caliborated with the keys.<P>"No Great Protender"- Rahzel with the vocal trumpet....Lovely!!!!!! The vocal "aaaaaaah" by Jazzy's.<P>"The Hypnotic"- I feel ?uest when he said that flute is banging. That flute is real nice. It reminds me of when I was a little kid and my parents would take me to the park to feed the ducks. It's just peaceful like that. Peace to D'angelo for that organ and those vocals at the end. I always nod my head to that part.<P>"Ital (The Universal Side)"- Keys and drums colaborate so lovely!!! <P>"One Shine"- That whole joint is lovely.... The Roots need a jazz album FOR REAL!!!!! That would definitely be bangin'!!!!!<P>-------------------------------------------------<BR>"Table Of Contents- Part 1"- Keys are lovely!!!<P>"Table Of Contents- Part 2"- Again Keys are lovely!!!!<P>"The Next Movement"- The Jazzy's vocal (oooooh....aaaaaah....bum...bumm..buum...bumm...). The beginning with clap and the drum skip intro.<BR>The bass guitar.<P>The outro after "Without A Doubt"- bass guitar and keys "It's The Roots Crew.....y'all...y'all..y'all...y'all (echo)". Especially when The Roots go straight from the outro right into "Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New".<P>"Double Trouble"- The drum break at the beginning going right into the addition of the Xylophone sounding instrument (not sure what it was).<P>"Act Too (Love of My Life)"- (Ay Yo!!!! Ay Yo!!!!! I was speakin'..... To my guy Riq'in) I love that part.<P>"Diedre Vs Dice"- The string bass<P>"You Got Me"- Of course, the ending when ?uest starts bangin' on those drums.... ?uest you read my mind when you did that part.... NAAH MEAN!!!!!<P>The Hidden Track on TFA- "YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPIT ON ME.... OK I'LL DO IT." I laugh at that part everytime. <P><BR>Peace!!!!!!<P>"It's still The Black Knight (BurbKnight is for the legal purposes)"<BR><a href="http://members.tripod.com/~TheBlackKnight">http://members.tripod.com/~TheBlackKnight<;/a>

  

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Brains

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22. "The backwards keys!!!"
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I am the only one of my peeps that feels that ish!! <P>The drums at the end of "you got me" had me defending ?uest's abilities against a drum machine to some non believers. Thats how tight that lick was!<P><P><P>

  

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nahymsa
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23. "How many people feeling this love movement"
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Come on...<P>that part right there when it sounds like Thought is gonna get open. THat's the part that makes me get up, and gets my lil' cousin dancing like she does to Jigga my N*gg*...<BR> <P>Its just so damn funky.

  

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24. "You aint fly"
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That hit was just like a stroll in the park polyin about the way girls are...the break in the hook just made you anticipate that chill ass beat.<P>"I'm ominous you think you're ill but you're just jaundiced..Wa alahi I'm godless...I suggest you pull back like massages..."<BR>-Amenhotep

  

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27. "shizam!"
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I know of a couple off the top of my head. Okay...<P>On "Clones", when Dice Raw first starts spittin'...he just brings energy to the mic and gets my hype..<P>"The Next Movement" from the Legendary CD... when Black Thought says "How many people feeling this love music, MAKE SOME NOISE!" and the crowd goes wild...<P>Fuck it, both live cuts from The Legendary get me hyped...<P><BR>The very beginning of "You Ain't Fly"....<P>The drums at the beginning of "Silent Treatment"..<P>The beginning of Proceed Pt 2 w/Roy Ayers ...Black Thought says "I can make you dance , I can make you shout..."<P>I'll cut the list here...<P>"A rich man is one with knowledge, happiness and his health"--Common<P>"Hatred is the enemy of the hater"--Na'im Akbar<P><BR>"The most important thing in life is your piece of mind"--Dalaniaamon

  

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28. "my jointz!"
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i remain calm- <P>malik- "i write a anthem/throw a tantrum and remain handsome"<P>tariq- "i asked him if he ever danced in the dark with the rap devil black thought"<P><BR>do you want more?- when rahzel starts scratchin' up the words, "do you want more---en--encore" at the end and then the beat drops back in...still a classic!<P><BR>respond/react- tariq- "i'm just a lyrist/the chemist of the hemp/the beat pimp/the ill-philly resident" (and so on and so on)<P><BR>the 'notic- erykah's background vocals throughout the joint and when the music culminates and the end<P>"damn her lips had me addicted to her presence/front page material on essence"<P><BR>the next movement (live)- "FREEZE-STAND STILL/NOBODY MOVE UNLESS YOUR DEALING WITH THE NEXT MOVEMENT" when quest smacks the shit of the drums, kamal's klangin', hub's pluckin the bass, and tariq comes back in with "you're theatrical as a broadway play, this ain't rent"...(head-nodder)<P>love of my life- common - "besides god and family, you're my life's jewel...like that y'all--that y'all--that y'all"...and then the music that follows (spine-tinglin')<P>y'all know who- tariq's last verse "step into the spot the venue is empty/five minutes later the crowd's in a frenzy/packed up to the maximum occupancy/give the mic, i got a jones like quincy"<P>(say no more)<P>i could go on and on like erica, but i gotta go, i gotta go, i gotta go...peace y'all!!!<P><P><BR>

  

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29. "sorry.......but...."
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> do you want more?- when rahzel <BR>>starts scratchin' up the words, "do <BR>>you want more---en--encore" at the end <BR>>and then the beat drops back <BR>>in...still a classic! <P><BR>that's tariq doin that........<P><BR>"....start your own company??!? your parents don't have enough money to buy you a company!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

check the resume

organix-93
(from the ground up)-94
do you want more?!!???!-95
illadelph halflife-96
things fall apart-99
(the legendary)-99
the roots come alive-99
phrenology-2002
the tipping point-2004
(the roots present...) 2004
homegrown: the beginne

  

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y'all should include that on one of your playlists...BUT make sure it's when you come to DC/VA! Peace!

  

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30. "My favorites"
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"Favorites"<BR>Posted by AbdulJaleel on Sep-11-99 at 00: AM (EDT)<BR> <BR>I Remain Calm - the (za za za za zaa, z z z z z z zaa) part<BR>Clones - the Break is bananas<P>and of course any of Malik B's rhymes propagating Islam <img src="http://www.okayplayer.com/dcforum/Images/happy.gif"> <P><BR>"I Might act up but I can still pass dawah" Malik B<P>Waahid-Wadud (thats one love in Arabic)<BR>Abdul-Jaleel <BR> <BR>

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I've got plenty of em.....but here goes...a la ?uest and i'ma break it down album by album...<P>Organix....<P>Pass the popcorn....On tariq's last verse when he's rhyming just over the beat, completely in synch with the beat...just gets your head nodding..<P>Anti-Circle.....Inspector Gadget....when they are breaking it down and at the end, you get a "Get Down!" Love that part.<P>Good Music.....Bends over to pick up his sticks and his pants fall down...haha, I always laff at that part...btw, did that really happen??<P>DYWM<P>Title Track...BAG PIPES, and thought scratching at the end is a killer.<P>Silent Treatment....The sax at the end....When Tariq ends the chorus for the first time....from 5:35 to 5:50...I absolutely love that part. And the whistling too....tell me you don't try whistling that everytime.<P>The Lesson....Lookin over my left shoulder the mic still feel colder than before....DICE RAW...The Motherfuckin wild noid, get on the mic and perpetratin is void! Across your back Ka-KRACK!<P>The Unlocking....."Tell me what....What's my name??"<P>I remain Calm....I have ya headin for the water like a refugee from Haiti.<P>Illadelph....<P>Respond/React....that whole song is ill lyrically.....But I really dig the end of Tariq's last verse...shhh shhh shhh..That's the sound of they dynasty chant...we surround your camp, assumin the war stance, now bring it from the chest now let's dance......and when he "Introduces" Malik....M-Illa-Tant!<P>Panic, cuz that song is so dark and spooky.<P>Push Up ya Lighter...the kick and snare on that is lovely.<P>The Hypnotic...when Tariq starts his second verse....Hub changes the bassline slightly by adding in a couple notes.....I always thought that was so cool, and I wondered why he only does it once thru the whole song. Was that a mistake you guys left in ?uest???<P>All Right Ladies....Lights Out!!! *SLAM*<P>No Alibi...The hook on that song is just ridiculous. I love this song.<P>What they do...like quest said...the end is neato...everytime I listen to that song, the end makes me wanna pick up a bass and learn so I can play along.<P>I'll finish the rest tomorrow.....too much to think about....and my brain is mush right about now.<P>Phil<P><P><P>"Okayplayer.com, first the Web, next, the World!" - Phil copyright 1999<BR>"Phil, You're a Genius" - Kayci Copyright 1999<BR>"I'm not a genius, I just say what other people should be thinking." - Phil Copyright 1999<BR>"Girl, you so chicken, your Grandfather's name is Colonel Sanders" - Phil Copyright 1999

  

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