Printer-friendly copy Email this topic to a friend
Lobby Okayplayer News Discussion Okay Artist Archives topic #46662

Subject: "Roots on Colbert" This topic is locked.
Previous topic | Next topic
newby
Member since Jan 03rd 2007
189 posts
Tue Apr-15-08 07:55 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
"Roots on Colbert"


  

          

Just finished the taping and it was siiick. Can't give it away but just want to emphasize how good it is so tune in really.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top


Topic Outline
Subject Author Message Date ID
just saw it. nice
Apr 15th 2008
1
Yeah, I wish they had more time
Apr 15th 2008
3
RE: just saw it. nice
Apr 16th 2008
6
i peeped the links
Apr 18th 2008
151
that was very entertaining
Apr 15th 2008
2
it was cool
Apr 15th 2008
4
kinda weak
Apr 15th 2008
5
owen looked a little hesitant smashing his bass
Apr 16th 2008
7
a bit of a letdown, but not bad
Apr 16th 2008
8
People shitted on me when I said this 10 days ago
Apr 16th 2008
9
I thought you were talking more about a physical product
Apr 16th 2008
11
i almost thought they were gonna do masters of war
Apr 16th 2008
10
Vampire Weekend, anyone?
Apr 16th 2008
12
but what kinda dumb shit is this
Apr 16th 2008
13
      ya'll dont even know yall bruce willis in the 6th sense
Apr 16th 2008
20
      RE: but what kinda dumb shit is this
Apr 16th 2008
21
           what is it y'all say... ?
Apr 16th 2008
22
           i'm the biggest roots fan there is but....
Apr 17th 2008
33
                edit SOMEONE --ANYONE take this test please
Apr 17th 2008
37
                     Exactly.
Apr 17th 2008
44
                     2 hours later and not ONE taker? what part of the game is this?
Apr 17th 2008
47
                     whatever
Apr 17th 2008
48
                     RE: edit SOMEONE --ANYONE take this test please
Apr 17th 2008
50
                     RE: edit SOMEONE --ANYONE take this test please
Apr 17th 2008
55
                     were you not at def jam at the time?
Apr 17th 2008
74
                          lol i do know that
Apr 18th 2008
117
                               well bill that is just the snob in you yo
Apr 18th 2008
122
                     can i offer my opinion?
Apr 17th 2008
62
                     bday girl is not on record
Apr 17th 2008
75
                          RE: bday girl is not on record
Apr 17th 2008
77
                          well its still on itunes right?
Apr 17th 2008
92
                     now this makes sense
Apr 17th 2008
104
                     yall shoulda done Panic!!!!!
Apr 18th 2008
140
                          but .....
Apr 19th 2008
183
                               oh i know, i was kinda being sarcastic
Apr 19th 2008
193
           LOL.
Apr 16th 2008
26
           Oh shit! LMAO!
Apr 17th 2008
28
           RE: but what kinda dumb shit is this
Apr 17th 2008
31
           http://i28.tinypic.com/1ymt4z.jpg
Apr 17th 2008
35
           RE: but what kinda dumb shit is this
Apr 17th 2008
49
           I haven't read your response yet.
Apr 17th 2008
52
           alright.... let's go.
Apr 17th 2008
53
           fuck you too punk
Apr 17th 2008
65
           son, you don't want it with dixpop...
Apr 17th 2008
66
                yeah son, he trained wit robin williams
Apr 17th 2008
72
                i ain't trying to fuck with nobody
Apr 17th 2008
103
           Same ol shit.
Apr 18th 2008
112
           since this has been upped, fuck you again "dickspop"
Jul 08th 2009
234
On the radio
Apr 17th 2008
36
hit Reid yo
Apr 17th 2008
39
      RE: hit Reid yo
Apr 17th 2008
54
           shit..for real?
Apr 19th 2008
184
video of the show
Apr 16th 2008
14
RE: video of the show
Apr 16th 2008
15
HEllo!!!!!!!!
Apr 16th 2008
23
      Redemption
Apr 16th 2008
24
      uh...again
Apr 16th 2008
25
           I just dont see how it is productive...
Apr 17th 2008
27
           ^^^^^
Apr 17th 2008
32
           so your solution is to blame us?
Apr 17th 2008
38
                im not necessarily pointing the blame back directly
Apr 17th 2008
42
                but the anger on our end is from yall playing judge and jury
Apr 17th 2008
43
                     what do you expect us to do when we don't know the facts?
Apr 17th 2008
57
                     agreed
Apr 17th 2008
58
                     your main mistake is that you think the success of the roots lies in
Apr 17th 2008
78
                          RE: your main mistake is that you think the success of the roots lies in
Apr 17th 2008
105
                          Court the newbies; they got MAD love and support for ya'll.
Apr 18th 2008
108
                          RE: your main mistake is that you think the success of the roots lies in
Apr 18th 2008
119
                               ^^^
Apr 24th 2008
207
                     RE: but the anger on our end is from yall playing judge and jury
Apr 17th 2008
61
                     RE: but the anger on our end is from yall playing judge and jury
Apr 17th 2008
97
                RE: I bought the album
May 28th 2008
226
           my conscious is clear
Apr 17th 2008
29
           RE: my conscious is clear
Apr 17th 2008
34
           RE: my conscious is clear
Apr 17th 2008
41
                ^^^^^ What HE said.....
Apr 17th 2008
46
                fucking cosign.
Apr 18th 2008
109
                censorship?
Apr 17th 2008
51
                RE: censorship?
Apr 17th 2008
88
                if your talking to me
Apr 17th 2008
56
                     2 newspapers and mtv got @ ? because of the colbert performance
Apr 17th 2008
59
                     RE: 2 newspapers and mtv got @ ? because of the colbert performance
Apr 18th 2008
123
                     RE: if your talking to me
Apr 19th 2008
194
           RE: my conscious is clear
Apr 17th 2008
60
                A+ post. Would read again.
Apr 17th 2008
67
                thanks for the insight
Apr 17th 2008
69
                nice response
Apr 17th 2008
71
                Great post
Apr 17th 2008
81
                Top 3 post of all time!!!
Apr 17th 2008
106
                RE: my conscious is clear
Apr 17th 2008
107
                RE: my conscious is clear
Apr 18th 2008
128
                     i hear that
Apr 18th 2008
143
                'TEARS' - it's about fuckin' time.....
Apr 18th 2008
110
                LOL AGAIN
Apr 18th 2008
127
                RE: my conscious is clear
Apr 24th 2008
209
                PERFECT.
May 26th 2008
219
                ^^^^^^I like this nigga...
May 27th 2008
220
                Good Post
Oct 21st 2008
228
           RE: uh...again
Apr 17th 2008
40
      Stop crying,......
Apr 17th 2008
30
      Interesting how not ONE person has a response to this......
Apr 19th 2008
182
RE: video of the show
Apr 16th 2008
16
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 17th 2008
68
allah please check yo pm! thahnks
Jan 15th 2009
229
that was perfect....haha
Apr 20th 2008
198
RE: video of the show
Apr 27th 2008
216
DAMN he destroyed that guitar!!!
May 27th 2008
222
Wow........
Apr 16th 2008
17
lol
Apr 16th 2008
19
what the hell was that?
Apr 16th 2008
18
oh my....
Apr 17th 2008
45
in other news Rap City just played the "Get Busy" video...
Apr 17th 2008
63
lol @ this post..... they had no time, sheesh...
Apr 17th 2008
64
*smh* @ these replies.
Apr 17th 2008
70
RE: *smh* @ these replies.
Apr 17th 2008
76
That was an awesome Star Spangled Banner.
Apr 17th 2008
73
Its alotta pussy ass bitches up in here. Were gonna start with DixPop.
Apr 17th 2008
79
RE: Its alotta pussy ass bitches up in here. Were gonna start with DixPo...
Apr 17th 2008
80
Music is both an Art AND a PRODUCT that is SOLD to CONSUMERS.
Apr 17th 2008
82
RE: Music is both an Art AND a PRODUCT that is SOLD to CONSUMERS.
Apr 17th 2008
84
      and you just lost, dumbass.
Apr 17th 2008
87
           RE: and you just lost, dumbass.
Apr 17th 2008
89
                lol @ you replying like i was gonna read whatever you just wrote.
Apr 17th 2008
90
                     RE: lol @ you replying like i was gonna read whatever you just wrote.
May 28th 2008
225
fool, she's right...
Apr 18th 2008
113
      RE: fool, she's right...
Apr 18th 2008
126
           fam... the roots are not on the level of bitches brew... sigh....
Apr 18th 2008
134
                Hes on that DixPop level of stupid right now. Just let it be.
Apr 18th 2008
136
this reply made me :-(
Apr 17th 2008
83
fuck that shit. grow some fuckin balls and learn how to take criticism.
Apr 17th 2008
86
      RE: fuck that shit. grow some fuckin balls and learn how to take critici...
Apr 17th 2008
93
           well thats fine. but we didnt know it was gonna be cut short like that
Apr 17th 2008
95
Aside from not delivering the eloquent reply I would have given...
Apr 17th 2008
91
Its not even ?uest fam. Its DixPop. Who the fuck are you?
Apr 17th 2008
94
RE: Its not even ?uest fam. Its DixPop. Who the fuck are you?
Apr 17th 2008
96
      I mean, i know hes the manager, but still. Shut yo ass UP.
Apr 17th 2008
98
           RE: I mean, i know hes the manager, but still. Shut yo ass UP.
Apr 17th 2008
101
           RE: I mean, i know hes the manager, but still. Shut yo ass UP.
Apr 19th 2008
185
DixPop started calling folks names in here first......
Apr 18th 2008
114
Postin like a bitch with some hurt ass feeling. Like, come on fam.
Apr 18th 2008
133
uh no.
Apr 18th 2008
153
Take your bad taste having ass back to GD - NIGGA!
Apr 18th 2008
111
Bitch you were in GD asking me to send you Roots Bootlegs.
Apr 18th 2008
130
      Muffin Nose, I BUY MY ROOTS shit. So lineup your beard...
Apr 18th 2008
141
           oh you mad cuz i didnt send it to you.
Apr 18th 2008
166
with all due respect (which ain't much), you tough type more than anyone...
Apr 18th 2008
115
its not tough typin. its swearing alot. we had that convo right above yo...
Apr 18th 2008
131
RE: Its alotta pussy ass bitches up in here. Were gonna start with DixPo...
Apr 18th 2008
118
*closes piano and gets the fuck out of this post* n/m
Apr 18th 2008
121
and i'm out....
Apr 18th 2008
124
^^^^^DIXPOP. GROW SOME BALLS, BITCH.
Apr 18th 2008
129
STFU you ain't the only cat ridin' hard for the ROOTS.
Apr 18th 2008
142
This makes me wanna take pictures of the ENTIRE collection...
Apr 18th 2008
138
Just use mine (and keep the eniter rebate for yourself)
Apr 18th 2008
144
      wow i did all that?
Apr 18th 2008
154
           RE: wow i did all that?
Apr 18th 2008
157
               
Apr 18th 2008
169
ITS GOOD!!!!
Apr 18th 2008
149
LMBAO... n/m
May 27th 2008
221
lol...this was cute
Apr 18th 2008
125
it was a 15 minute angry ass rant from work. but its true tho.
Apr 18th 2008
132
      god i wonder if GD knows the Do The Right Thingesque level this post was
Apr 18th 2008
155
           LOL @
Apr 18th 2008
167
i *heart* you nat.
Apr 18th 2008
139
      justin wont be happy
Apr 18th 2008
168
i was here
Apr 17th 2008
85
ARCHIVE
Apr 17th 2008
99
shit..... you beat me to it
Apr 18th 2008
116
yep. instant classic!
Apr 18th 2008
137
LOCK IT
Apr 17th 2008
100
This site should be called Hateaplayer.com
Apr 17th 2008
102
THE SHATE THAT SHATE MADE n/m
Apr 18th 2008
162
interesting post
Apr 18th 2008
120
this post has lost its damn mind! lol
Apr 18th 2008
135
that was a fun performance to watch.
Apr 18th 2008
145
E-C-W! E-C-W! E-C-W!
Apr 18th 2008
146
*powerbombs ?uest off lader into flaming tables*
Apr 19th 2008
176
      OH MY GOD!!! (C) Joey Stylez
Apr 19th 2008
178
http://i.pbase.com/o4/97/388497/1/64021719.CHPTbjAb.applause.gif
Apr 18th 2008
147
sorry i'm late. *pours glass of wine*
Apr 18th 2008
148
Walihorse was here
Apr 18th 2008
150
*smh*
Apr 18th 2008
152
RE: Roots on Colbert
Apr 18th 2008
156
RE: Roots on Colbert
Apr 18th 2008
158
meanwhile i will be buying rising down with real money when it drops
Apr 18th 2008
159
is the shirt quest wore gonna be on sale?
Apr 18th 2008
160
yall fools really arguin over a few seconds of tv time & promo?
Apr 18th 2008
161
thanks for the clarification. i was confused too.
Apr 18th 2008
163
I just don't understand how you can be disappointed
Apr 18th 2008
164
uhh... what?
Apr 19th 2008
179
      what's the question?
Apr 19th 2008
186
           i thought it was very forgettable to be honest
Apr 19th 2008
189
                I thought it was about as memorable as any televised Roots set
Apr 19th 2008
191
I enjoyed the performance and thought it was appropriate for...
Apr 18th 2008
165
Damn
Apr 18th 2008
170
I was here
Apr 18th 2008
171
*stands lookin over ground zero*
Apr 19th 2008
172
**walks thru whistling**
Apr 19th 2008
173
I was here.
Apr 19th 2008
174
.
Apr 19th 2008
175
*was hurr*
Apr 19th 2008
177
great show everybody....everybody on the floor, great job.
Apr 19th 2008
180
this poast was the best mayne.....it deeid it.
Apr 19th 2008
181
This reply almost made me choke on my food!!
Apr 24th 2008
211
late LOL
Apr 24th 2008
212
All you internet trolls need to STFU
Apr 19th 2008
187
well being as though poast RARELy go to 200+
Apr 19th 2008
188
true..
Apr 19th 2008
190
Beyond here, though...
Apr 19th 2008
192
yea but you should have done a verse from "clones"
Apr 19th 2008
195
this post reminds me of the scene in purple rain
Apr 20th 2008
196
Just saying.
Apr 20th 2008
197
didn't they just play the nat'l anthem and then smash a bunch of shit?
Apr 21st 2008
199
end scene ...and CUT! ok players that's a wrap! 200!!!!! **starts credit...
Apr 21st 2008
200
TANGENT: You were great @ Liv tonight
Apr 21st 2008
202
RE: Roots on Colbert
Apr 21st 2008
201
I thought it was pretty good, actually...
Apr 21st 2008
203
I smash Casio keyboards
Sep 08th 2009
237
Why does everyone here feel like the Roots owe them anything?
Apr 21st 2008
204
Haven't revisited this in a week
Apr 22nd 2008
205
Thank you for the insight and entertainment!
Apr 24th 2008
206
Oops, and ON-TOPIC
Apr 25th 2008
214
I just watched the performance on YouTube
Apr 24th 2008
208
RE: Roots on Colbert
Apr 24th 2008
210
I was here.
Apr 25th 2008
213
i cant believe that 200+ motherfuckers picked apart 1:45 this way
Apr 27th 2008
215
Hendrix's Woodstock performance was admittedly not his best,
Jul 08th 2009
233
wow um. lol.
May 22nd 2008
217
ARCHIVE!!!
May 26th 2008
218
2nd
May 27th 2008
223
thank you all for the insight and peek into the politics
May 27th 2008
224
yep late as hell but better
Oct 17th 2008
227
Shouldn't this be archived already?
Jun 10th 2009
230
LOL. this shit is still awesome.
Jun 10th 2009
231
RE: Roots on Colbert
Jul 07th 2009
232
why are everybody upset ? it's great that roots was on the show!
Jul 09th 2009
235
Can someone upload the audio from the show performance?
Jul 09th 2009
236

BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Tue Apr-15-08 11:00 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
1. "just saw it. nice"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

but can we promote a song that's on the album for once?

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
ConfuciusSay
Member since Aug 01st 2006
310 posts
Tue Apr-15-08 11:05 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
3. "Yeah, I wish they had more time"
In response to Reply # 1


  

          

If they played a song and then ended the show with that it would have been perfect.

Let America hear Rising Up!

------------

One who wish to think like me, must find his way to OKP

OKP since 511BC

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
newby
Member since Jan 03rd 2007
189 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 12:10 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
6. "RE: just saw it. nice"
In response to Reply # 1


  

          

yea riq not being there was a negative but still it was good for mainstream tv you know? the tracks we've heard on r.d. probably wouldn't work well with the colbert show so it was probably in their best interest to do something a little more palatable to the average viewer considering the high ratings and exposure... but then again chapelle was on comedy central too

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
AbdulJaleel
Charter member
23827 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 05:24 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
151. "i peeped the links"
In response to Reply # 1
Fri Apr-18-08 05:30 PM by AbdulJaleel

  

          

does the trio have a name?

www.instagram.com/schemeofthings

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Servo
Member since Sep 13th 2007
3452 posts
Tue Apr-15-08 11:01 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
2. "that was very entertaining"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

NAffy5488
Member since May 09th 2007
1459 posts
Tue Apr-15-08 11:11 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
4. "it was cool"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

i was hoping to hear a song from the album though

kirk smashed the shit out of his guitar

Play me for a stepping stone
Then, I landmine
-Wale-

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

JollyGreenGiant
Member since Apr 14th 2006
173 posts
Tue Apr-15-08 11:38 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
5. "kinda weak"
In response to Reply # 0


          

I would rather have heard a song from their album. I take it Black Thought wasn't even in the building?

I guess words are a motherfucker
They can be great, or they can degrade
Or even worse they can teach hate.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

krayzeeboi38
Member since Mar 17th 2005
1464 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 12:58 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
7. "owen looked a little hesitant smashing his bass"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

i was waiting for quest to do a diving head spin right into his bass drum

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 01:04 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
8. "a bit of a letdown, but not bad"
In response to Reply # 0
Wed Apr-16-08 01:07 AM by HighVoltage

  

          

also, we're 2 weeks away and no video on tv yet, no single on the radio and now no RD songs performed on the TV appearances thus far?

'internet buzz' is flying high, but i dont think thats enough to translate into substantial album sales...

(no hate intended here, just a bit worried)

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
handle
Charter member
16642 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 01:15 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
9. "People shitted on me when I said this 10 days ago"
In response to Reply # 8


          

:)

They *are* on Letterman the night before the album drops. I hope they can get on The Tonight Show and Conan pretty shortly afterwords.

And I'd really like a physical single, I'm old fashioned.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 06:15 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
11. "I thought you were talking more about a physical product"
In response to Reply # 9


  

          

im saying just get some radio spins

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
gusto
Charter member
26878 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 01:23 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
10. "i almost thought they were gonna do masters of war"
In response to Reply # 8


  

          

..|.,

If you still don't know what Jade Typhoon is, click here:
http://jadetyphoon.blogspot.com/ (WS)

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
James Peach
Member since Jul 27th 2007
2477 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 08:38 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
12. "Vampire Weekend, anyone?"
In response to Reply # 8


  

          

There is *almost* absolutely no need for tv spins now, and the need for radio spins is diminishing. We're on the brink of something great, but it's a rough transition to the new way of doing things.

fka Invisiblist

www.jamespeach.org

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 11:08 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
13. "but what kinda dumb shit is this"
In response to Reply # 12


  

          

that you have the opportunity to perform on TV and you don't even perform a song from your new record which the host of the show has just promoted not even 2 seconds before you start playing?

this was an L for The Roots.

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 05:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
20. "ya'll dont even know yall bruce willis in the 6th sense"
In response to Reply # 13


          

i mean....lol im laughing and this is ESPECIALLY funny coming from you.

come on now....you know better than this.

they is NOTHING done in our career that was just a random thought yo.

yall aint ready for the truth.


there is a reason for everything.


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

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
dixpop
Member since Jul 02nd 2007
7 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 08:49 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
21. "RE: but what kinda dumb shit is this"
In response to Reply # 13


          

Look you fucks

1) we had 1 minute and 45 seconds for the "Roots"
set. A whole 18 seconds for the intro.

2) we have been booked for Letterman for months now (we're
doing letterman April 28 FYI). we promised them (letterman)
that the "Roots" would not appear on any other
televised show before doing  theirs.

3) the opportunity to perform on colbert and night of too may
stars came arose much
later, a couple of weeks ago to be exact.

4) letterman accommodated us (they weren't happy) only because
the aforementioned
shows never intended for there to be a complete performance of
a "Roots" song.

5) as a homage to hendrix's musical protest against an ongoing
war. as a scaled back "Roots" performance that
wouldn't make our letterman appearance redundant (as the
letterman folks feared). as a counterpoint to colbert's faux
right wing persona.
in philly pa ,the birthplace of the nation, weeks before an
election in which the city
may well be a decisive factor (an election unlike any other
which has come before it at least symbolically), on a show, a
faux right wing show, with the wife of the symbolic candidate
as the sole guest, a diminished version of the roots performed
the star spangled banner.

6)  Zen the jedi....  find a life outside your corny ass navel
and george lucas's
 asshole.....hokey ass nigga. 

7) high volt ...i know you mean well but, watch 106 and park
sometimes...
and then put away that keyboard and park them lips on this 106

8) Justin Scott .... groundbreak this dick in your mouth

9) brain ..i think i found your L. you can have it back



  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
okpdan
Member since Aug 12th 2003
2452 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 10:35 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
22. "what is it y'all say... ?"
In response to Reply # 21


          

"DEAD"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 09:57 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
33. "i'm the biggest roots fan there is but...."
In response to Reply # 22


          

if you're saying *DEAD* to the ppl giving you reality then
wake up. the crew is taking a big L in general not promoting
this album. 

just because you guys talked about ideas a lot doesn't make
them right.

i always support the crew and okp and most of their decisions.
you might as well just released the album for free. how many
sales you expect with this type of promotion?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                        
15
Member since Mar 01st 2005
9915 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 11:36 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
37. "edit SOMEONE --ANYONE take this test please"
In response to Reply # 33
Thu Apr-17-08 01:51 PM by 15

  

          

not on no hostile jawn.

assuming you read EVERY WORD of this post before you just
printed what you printed.


you are given about 90 seconds to do something.


you seen the length of time on our material....i mean assuming
you have the cd's and all....



ok--

you are me.

and imma play everyone else.

"ahmir....we got 90 seconds to do something...what is it
that we are going to do?"


---(looks at stop watch...) ghead START!!!!!!


(imma show yall our way of thinking that led us here without
berating an okaynewbie/vet or coming hostile......imma EXPLAIN
it, for if posts like this frustrate me but the goal of
okayplayer is really to show yall the reasons to why we do
what we do)

so please dont be afraid to respond.


you are given about 90+ seconds to do a song....what song
should we do to impress an audience that otherwise wouldn't be
the roots audience?

thanks

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
jadedeejay
Member since Sep 22nd 2006
2426 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 02:24 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
44. "Exactly."
In response to Reply # 37


  

          

"Fuck the streets!"

-?uestlove

www.myspace.com/djjedi1

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
15
Member since Mar 01st 2005
9915 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 02:44 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
47. "2 hours later and not ONE taker? what part of the game is this?"
In response to Reply # 37


  

          

huh?

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                
budz4zo
Member since Dec 07th 2003
2810 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 03:27 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
48. "whatever"
In response to Reply # 47
Thu Apr-17-08 03:43 PM by budz4zo

  

          

colbert doesn't even have musical acts so u did what u could
in the time u were given
as for all the late night shows, whatever you'll get on them
the week the album drops
one thing though, what up with the street team? i haven't seen
shit in the streets, they sleeping?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 03:46 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
50. "RE: edit SOMEONE --ANYONE take this test please"
In response to Reply # 37


          

well for one that is a tough test and i doubt anybody knew
that was the case. although i would have still liked to see
even something on the album even a sample but i agree it would
be hard.

i don't know what everybody elses opinion on it is but my main
gripe wasn't even just this show. if that was the situation
then its one of those "it is what it is" things.

my main problem is the lack of promotion in general.

i always buy the albums so thats a given sale. but like others
have said i have promoted the roots albums as far as telling
my friends in the past and playing it for them to the point
that they sometimes will come to a show or buy an album.

the problem is nobody even knows an album is coming out. 

as i get older i don't even see these people as much to get
them into it. THEY are the people that could lead to a
significant amount of sales. but they aren't the type of
people that frequent okp.

but anyway, i'm one of the few that thought birthday girl
should have stayed on the album. 

luckily "get busy" gets a few spins on hot97 dj
mixes but they cut it up so peedi's verse goes first just so
people will listen. nobody even knows its the roots so who's
gonna go look for a roots album.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 03:59 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
55. "RE: edit SOMEONE --ANYONE take this test please"
In response to Reply # 37


  

          

>ok--
>
>you are me.
>
>and imma play everyone else.
>
>"ahmir....we got 90 seconds to do something...what is
it that
>we are going to do?"
>
>
>---(looks at stop watch...) ghead START!!!!!!
>
>
>(imma show yall our way of thinking that led us here
without
>berating an okaynewbie/vet or coming hostile......imma
EXPLAIN
>it, for if posts like this frustrate me but the goal of
>okayplayer is really to show yall the reasons to why we do
>what we do)
>
>so please dont be afraid to respond.
>
>
>you are given about 90+ seconds to do a song....what song
>should we do to impress an audience that otherwise
wouldn't be
>the roots audience?
>
>thanks

you coulda went with your line of thinking on Game Theory....

"well, let's see... last album we jammed three songs into
one video. We probably spent about 90 seconds on each song...
Let's do it that way!"

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                
15
Member since Mar 01st 2005
9915 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 06:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
74. "were you not at def jam at the time?"
In response to Reply # 55


  

          

you know we only got ONE video budget yo!

come on now...lol

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 11:18 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
117. "lol i do know that"
In response to Reply # 74


  

          

but i'm just sayin, y'all coulda performed an abridged version
of somethin...

*shrugs*

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                        
qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 11:48 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
122. "well bill that is just the snob in you yo"
In response to Reply # 117
Fri Apr-18-08 12:14 PM by qoolquest

          

you need to learn what it is to be effective

now rewind back to that day and we do just ONE verse of
something.

you REALLY think that was the answer to doing something with
impact?

at the rate where the last 17 years has shown me that the
solos and "push it" (of all things) are the LOUDEST
response getters at a roots show?

yes louder than ANY roots song.

im sorry dukes but if you were in my shoes and only had 90
seconds---you couldn't even do a verse AND  a chorus.

on a political show at that in the environment that we are
in....

you could say "eh that was corny"---but come on
dukes...you are music snob numbero uno.

and the standards you holdin is like me yellin in 96 "aw
the fugees is cheating on some puff shit by playing karaoke on
all their singles!!!"---i mean at the end of the day it
helped the score to sell 12 million worldwide. so i deem it in
retrospect EFFECTIVE.

you aint giving us dap but tween indiana and pitt?--ive gotten
MORE dap for that then damn near anything of recent memory.

so...W son

i mean granted you have excellent fucking taste and you pretty
much introduced me to half the shit i wouldn't otherwise have
in regular rotation....but smarten up nas! lol...

for starters we couldn't even preform a song in which someone
else has some publishing...

so since "get busy" is 40% owned by the cats that
wrote "tequila" (pee wee herman), and rising down is
owned by (dont think i can give the answer away with the
contest going on)--or even our own shits with scott or even
jill at the helm (or would you ask "the fuck yall do
"you got me" for? on colbert)--


look here is your chapter 4-6:


acts get booked on late night shows 3 months in advance.

in this time they start work IMMEDIATELY on clearances on
songs and whatnot--because it takes THAT long.

SSP is public domain.

dukes it really makes no sense with 90 seconds yo.

if given a proper 5 mins maybe perhaps i could see a point.


but come on man.

and what else besides chapelle do you see as wasted.

at the time of shooting chapelle we were pre Phernology and
album that went Gold (and before you start "The
Seed" wasn't born yet)

it took them damn near a year to air that performance.


so besides the underfunded only video we had, and chapelle as
the brainchild tragedies...


where have we pulled an "erykah first single" mess
in which you think "oh...well if you guys had only blah
blah blah you wouldn't be in this mess"

i mean look at rich's post again....

next yall will say "well ahmir you couldv'e gotten a poor
man's chris martin to do a "superstar"

---man....


smh

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

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
eag5200
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 04:58 PM

62. "can i offer my opinion?"
In response to Reply # 37
Thu Apr-17-08 05:01 PM by eag5200

          

perform birfday girl (the token white person song for a white
audience, is this shit rocket science?) while the credits
roll...

how many times has kimmel or anyone 1 else closed a show while
the song is still being performed?

the performance yall gave was pitiful.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                
15
Member since Mar 01st 2005
9915 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:02 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
75. "bday girl is not on record"
In response to Reply # 62


  

          

and the song is 300 minutes long....


what do 90 secs of a song not even on the record....

as if there wouldnt have been a post saying "the fuck you
idiots do the song we hate the most on a show in which only
gave you 90 seconds...


like what part of the performance woulda garnered water cooler
talk the next day.

shit was pityful in your eyes because you are in general
negative.

but i got more response from that shit than from any shit
we've done on tv.

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
acervin
Member since Jan 26th 2007
104 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
77. "RE: bday girl is not on record"
In response to Reply # 75


  

          

Maybe it's just me, but I'd like to see a man bust up a
sousaphone one day!

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
eag5200
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:49 PM

92. "well its still on itunes right?"
In response to Reply # 75


          

i really hope that you are planning on doing birthday girl on
letterman...
because i dont know why you even made the record if you arent
going to use it as the trump card it was intended when youre
provided the appropriate venues...

but if stump isnt gonna perform with you it might not fly...
but then again if u had the right person sing his part it just
might.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
justin_scott
Charter member
19829 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 10:08 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
104. "now this makes sense"
In response to Reply # 37


          

if we knew that you guys were given 90 seconds, it'd be a
different story. and yes, myself and a few others jumped to
conclusions, but what do you expect when we see no marketing
(non internet) of an album coming out in a week or so, then
find out you're performing on colbert. of course we expect a
song. being a part of these boards, it's just human nature to
respond to a post about the show after you've seen the show.
you express your feelings. i will though, in the future, just
wait to see what you guys say.

************************************************************

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
upUPNorth
Member since Oct 12th 2005
1435 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 02:54 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
140. "yall shoulda done Panic!!!!!"
In response to Reply # 37


  

          

or Livin in a New World.

okps wouldve loved that shit

im just wondering was thought or anyone else available and
this was just a collective decision, or was it known u three
would be the only ones there to perform when this was decided

---------------------
Obviously White

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                
gravity508
Charter member
16465 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 12:09 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
183. "but ....."
In response to Reply # 140


  

          

they don't really "perform" for us (okps)


the game is all about the new people...do you know how many
"new" fans/admirers they might have acquired after
the colbert show? Also, i feel that they did a
switcheroo...rock groups use to do it all the time....

now to the general public it looks like a crazy ass L
move...but with 90 seconds ....really what would you do? You
cant really do any old material...and the joint they
did...shows how versatile they are.

!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!
www.sneakshot.net
www.thecouchsessions.com

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
upUPNorth
Member since Oct 12th 2005
1435 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 08:41 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
193. "oh i know, i was kinda being sarcastic"
In response to Reply # 183


  

          

and kinda not, cuz those songs fit into their timeframe and
the themes are kinda relevant.  i know it wasnt for us tho,
read some of my other posts in here lol.  im happy as hell
they were on the colbert report cuz i watch it all the time
and was happy to know they thought enough to get the roots on
the show when they came to philly.  hopefully the colbert
nation will go out and cop the album, and okps too.

---------------------
Obviously White

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
shockzilla
Charter member
37796 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 11:24 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
26. "LOL."
In response to Reply # 21


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
icecold21
Member since Jan 18th 2008
8432 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 12:06 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
28. "Oh shit! LMAO!"
In response to Reply # 21


  

          

_________________________________________

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
HexaGonz
Member since Apr 08th 2008
59 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 09:50 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
31. "RE: but what kinda dumb shit is this"
In response to Reply # 21


  

          

ah, didn't know about the letterman agreement (he must have
been saving his bass for THAT). 

You guys interviewees that night and/or just musical guests? 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Stern, firm, and young with a laid-back tongue.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
rhymesandammo
Member since Dec 07th 2004
6353 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 10:15 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
35. "http://i28.tinypic.com/1ymt4z.jpg"
In response to Reply # 21


  

          

Esteemed author of the celebrated, double-platinum post: "Drake - Wu-Tang Forever".

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
acervin
Member since Jan 26th 2007
104 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 03:40 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
49. "RE: but what kinda dumb shit is this"
In response to Reply # 21
Thu Apr-17-08 03:41 PM by acervin

  

          

>Look you fucks

I wish I had this kind of manager watching my back.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 03:48 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
52. "I haven't read your response yet."
In response to Reply # 21


  

          

but just knowing that you responded, i'm sure the phrase
"eat a dick up" or some variation is in here.

:)

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 03:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
53. "alright.... let's go."
In response to Reply # 21


  

          

>Look you fucks
>
>1) we had 1 minute and 45 seconds for the
"Roots" set. A whole
>18 seconds for the intro.
>
>2) we have been booked for Letterman for months now (we're
>doing letterman April 28 FYI). we promised them
(letterman)
>that the "Roots" would not appear on any other
televised show
>before doing  theirs.
>
>3) the opportunity to perform on colbert and night of too
may
>stars came arose much
>later, a couple of weeks ago to be exact.
>
>4) letterman accommodated us (they weren't happy) only
because
>the aforementioned
>shows never intended for there to be a complete
performance of
>a "Roots" song.
>
>5) as a homage to hendrix's musical protest against an
ongoing
>war. as a scaled back "Roots" performance that
wouldn't make
>our letterman appearance redundant (as the letterman folks
>feared). as a counterpoint to colbert's faux right wing
>persona.
>in philly pa ,the birthplace of the nation, weeks before
an
>election in which the city
>may well be a decisive factor (an election unlike any
other
>which has come before it at least symbolically), on a
show, a
>faux right wing show, with the wife of the symbolic
candidate
>as the sole guest, a diminished version of the roots
performed
>the star spangled banner.

ok, having read this, i partially rescind my comment.  i still
think it's wack that there is virtually no visibility for this
album outside of a few viral videos that have hit the net. 
Last time I peeked at the Def Jam production schedule (which I
don't think they still know I get on a weekly basis), NOTHING
HAS BEEN SHIPPED TO RADIO.  I mean, I know radio probably
wouldn't play whatever you guys sent them, but damn... they
gave up that quick?   

I got the Giant Step mp3 blast... which was cool
(ACAPELLAS!!!!!)

but y'all got three videos that are already out there... Have
they been serviced to the traditional TV channels?

If it weren't for this website, I wouldn't know a new album is
on the way.

>8) Justin Scott .... groundbreak this dick in your mouth

You didn't let me down, Rich!

>9) brain ..i think i found your L. you can have it back

I got plenty of them in my damn-near-10-years-on-this site.  I
don't need another one.

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
justin_scott
Charter member
19829 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 05:23 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
65. "fuck you too punk"
In response to Reply # 21
Thu Apr-17-08 05:25 PM by justin_scott

          

lol at okayplayers sometimes. getting all huffy. stop getting
your panties bunched up

************************************************************

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 05:27 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
66. "son, you don't want it with dixpop..."
In response to Reply # 65


  

          

he will clown you so hard your ancestors will cry.

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                        
Esco
Charter member
44856 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 06:12 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
72. "yeah son, he trained wit robin williams"
In response to Reply # 66


          

 

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                        
justin_scott
Charter member
19829 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 09:55 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
103. "i ain't trying to fuck with nobody"
In response to Reply # 66


          

but i stated my opinion (and i've never been anything but a
roots supporter). i wasn't hating just for the sake of hating.
i didn't curse or disrespect the roots or anyone. i simply
stated MY OPINION.

it got them on tv. there's one positive. other than that, i
don't see what that accomplished. most of our comments come
from wanting the roots to go platinum, but not seeing any
videos yet on tv, nor hearing any singles, nor SEEING any
singles in the stores. so when they go on tv, and don't play
their own music, of course we as fans wonder "what the
fuck?" dude could have broke it down; dude could have
left it alone. but he chose to disrespect a loyal fan. it says
a lot about whoever he is. he may be a cool guy, but that made
him look like a complete idiot. he was wrong, and (i bet) he
won't be man enough to admit it.

************************************************************

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
Zen_the_Jedi
Member since Jul 22nd 2002
1069 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 08:34 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
112. "Same ol shit."
In response to Reply # 21


  

          

Fuck ass niggas always plea copin'.

Manage a dick, cocksucker.




























............................

If you see yourself in others, then who can you possibly harm

Buddha

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
justin_scott
Charter member
19829 posts
Wed Jul-08-09 08:57 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
234. "since this has been upped, fuck you again "dickspop""
In response to Reply # 21


          

.

************************************************************

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
jtree11
Member since Apr 10th 2006
170 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 10:16 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
36. "On the radio"
In response to Reply # 8


  

          

I heard Get Busy the other night on Hot 97 (in NYC) the other night. It surprised the shit out of me and oddly they started it with Peedi's verse. I was happy to hear it on the radio!!!

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
15
Member since Mar 01st 2005
9915 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 11:52 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
39. "hit Reid yo"
In response to Reply # 8


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 03:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
54. "RE: hit Reid yo"
In response to Reply # 39


  

          

antonio.reid@umusic.com?

lol

(OOP!)

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
gravity508
Charter member
16465 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 12:13 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
184. "shit..for real?"
In response to Reply # 54


  

          

i'd send a rather nice letter.

!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!
www.sneakshot.net
www.thecouchsessions.com

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

illeagle
Member since Sep 19th 2002
2748 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 11:10 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
14. "video of the show"
In response to Reply # 0
Wed Apr-16-08 11:12 AM by illeagle

  

          

http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?episodeId=165829

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
makaveli
Charter member
15306 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 11:17 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
15. "RE: video of the show"
In response to Reply # 14


  

          

did they even have time to do a full song?

“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 10:42 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
23. "HEllo!!!!!!!!"
In response to Reply # 15
Wed Apr-16-08 10:46 PM by qoolquest

          

finally the first post that makes sense

excuse rich yall
he meant to call you fucks "you fucks" in a loving manner.

i on the other hand still marvel that after 10 years of having this place up
we STILL are on the same shit.

as some of you remember the bitter "late night wars" of yesterday past
there is still a crunch going on today ladies and gentlemen.

whenever someone says "?uest you dont have to explain yourself" then a post like this goes on. pretty much a tie in between what you guys should think we should do (as if we haven't thought these things out ourselves) to how smart you guys think you are (oh oh oh oh you people started your own fan videos!!!!! we are smart!) to this aint the right single to whatever you feel the answer is.

i aint gonna make this a long post.

just know that a group does NOT survive THIS LONG without OVER THINKING the scenario.

TRUST ME

EVERY idea you think is good for us has been thought out and discussed and discussed and thought out and discussed over and over

and over

and over


and over......


i mean come on bill....you heard rich talk before....


you think while your sleeping at 6am that me and rich AINT talking about problems and solutions and answers til about 10 am???

everyday yo.

what you thought a rock just hit our heads and we said "uh duh....lets NOT do a song from the album" uh duhhh...


you just happen to think that we dont know this album is coming out with little to NO fanfare?


we tried the ol "can yall organize and ask radio stations to play us?" and yall passed.

we tried the ol "can yall organize and vote us for trl and bet" and yall passed

even asked yall to make fan videos to support us in some round about way and yall passed


so pretty much at this point even though yall okayplayers and all...half of us (really? most of us) aint even THINKING about yall.

even if we were ALLOWED to do a roots song with a 5 minute window ID STILL roll with the idea we rolled with....

i damn near got stopped by like 80 people IN YOUR HOME STATE of indiana who otherwise i KNOW wouldnt know me from adam asking "was that you playing on Colbert yesterday smashin the geee tars?"

---i dunno...


the post called me this morn...



because of THAT performance.


---mtv called me this morn


because of THAT performance


---the philly inquirer AND daily news called this morn

because of THAT performance


im like obama to hillary on YOU of all people should know better.


i love you guys to death....but COME ON yall!!!

nobody on the net or the real world cares about the shit yall care about---


what "rising up" gonna make 500,000 people rise up and buy our shit?


are YALL even gonna get our shit?---yall who be on some "yo inbox me....inbox me..."

i mean who are we kidding here.


night after night after night...ask high voltage aka dr. document...when are the loudest cheers in a roots show?

what dynamite? psshh

proceed? haaaa!


are yall friggin kidding me?


the hell i gotta send yall to hip hop university so yall can see what time it is?


all this energy yall spend being critics judging shit yall dont even have A CLUE about

(and yes...yall rushed to judgement without knowing all of the info)

i wish yall would surprise me one day and take cues from jill solbule's fan site

yall claim support round here but all i hear is a bunch of whining and bitching and nothing much else.

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

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
Troubled Spirits
Member since Nov 05th 2003
1934 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 10:53 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
24. "Redemption"
In response to Reply # 23


  

          

Okay, I can role with this post, ?uesto.

But Rich's response was out of hand. That shit ain't gonna win anymore people into agreeing or supporting. If anything, that shit is gonna turn more and more people off. Plus, how old is he? 5?

People talk, but that's the internet. I understand its frustrating, but if you have your manager up here making things worse, less people are gonna wanna support. Maybe we're not as supportive as you wish, but if you piss all the OKPs off and they all decide to stop supporting (and buying the album), then The Roots career is done. Cause we're all you got.

Maybe we're not as many as you (and we) wish, but it's better than nothing.

I think the OKP to OK Artist relatioship DOES need to improve, but it's not one-sided (aka, just OUR fault).

____________________________________

http://adrianruhi.wordpress.com/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 11:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
25. "uh...again"
In response to Reply # 24


          

based on album projections....

yall did more downloading than buying.

yall gotta know rich's character---well after the album intro

you all will know rich.

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

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 12:05 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
27. "I just dont see how it is productive..."
In response to Reply # 25
Thu Apr-17-08 12:10 AM by HighVoltage

  

          

to point the finger at okayplayers when there is an entire untapped market out there that has absolutely no idea that The Roots have a new album coming out in less than 2 weeks.

Ideally, yes, every fan on this site should buy the album... no arguments there. But their decision to purchase was made long ago (and its not them singling out The Roots, its likely their buying habits--or lack thereof--in general).

The fact is rest of the world outside of okayplayer--the people who are on the front lines buying music-- have no fucking clue that The Roots have a new album coming out, and thats where the big problem lies.

And im talking about the casual Roots fans here, you know, the ones who own a couple of albums, been to maybe 1-2 shows but never log onto okp, etc. I've talked with these people and they literally know nothing about Rising Down. If this really is The Roots best album, its one these casual fans will likely buy. THAT is who I think you should focus on reaching.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                        
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 09:52 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
32. "^^^^^"
In response to Reply # 27


          

most of my friends who are casual fans also have no idea there even is an album.

not for nothing, but they are all the type of ppl who would buy. but unless i start promoting the roots big time (which in a way i pretty much do within my group of friends) they'll have no idea and won't buy it.

whats the point of having all these big guest appearances if nobody knows about it. i'm glad for selfish reasons because it'll be a good album. but i'd think the point of all the guests is to get some attention.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                        
15
Member since Mar 01st 2005
9915 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 11:51 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
38. "so your solution is to blame us?"
In response to Reply # 27


  

          

this is called making the most of the situation.

look up in the "15" post and post jack the convoi was having with the cat up there....if he dont respond quick enough then take the challenge i just presented to dude.

what we DON'T do around here is explain the detailed day to day shit that occurs with the label who basically put us in this position. cause i really dont feel like arguing the whole "well just do a radiohead" or "go indy!" or whatever solution yall think is better for us as if we didn't think these options out.

there is a FLOOOOOOODgate of shit that done went down in the last 5 weeks.


shit you wouldn't believe yo.


so it just seems like some high and mighty shit like some "well just pick yourself up from your bootstraps nigger" (this was a popular post jim crow response to ex slaves who were freed but still unequipped for basic survival skills like education or even a home to take care of themselves or even their fam) shit, when we hear okayplayers tell us some shit that we already know! now granted i know that a majority of this heated exchanged tween yall and us is mainly due to yall's frustration of what you thought was a wasted opportunity, (and rich not liking okp's all that much) and me trying NOT to look like a victim---but basically if you knew 100% all the shit that was going on with us? you'd be shocked as fucked that we somehow managed to put out a stellar album.

so ghead....post jack dude so i can show yall the real yo.


i aint even trying to come at cats or make an example.


but i CANT sit here and read "stop crying" and watch mofos make "fail" gifs (amazing how if its negative energy then yall are THE MOST powerful site in the world yo.....amazing)
i need to educate.


so ghead....im checking in this hotel looking like ghostface robe and all...ill be back in 15

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 12:51 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
42. "im not necessarily pointing the blame back directly"
In response to Reply # 38
Thu Apr-17-08 01:14 PM by HighVoltage

  

          

but i dont think its fair to use us (okayplayers) as a scapegoat by turning the tables around on some but you-only-download-and-dont-support-us shit or Rich's response. That doesnt motivate people here to help out on the promo tip or to buy the album.

and the ball has been dropped on the artist/label's end... and i dont doubt that it may be due to label politics or things out of your control... the ball was still dropped (this is a post jack btw... colbert aside)

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                
15
Member since Mar 01st 2005
9915 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 01:50 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
43. "but the anger on our end is from yall playing judge and jury"
In response to Reply # 42


  

          

without all the facts.

like its cool for mofos to add their two cents in any ol way they want to...

but (and i still have yet to see you go up to that 15 post above) none of yall will touch the truth with a 10 foot pole...

ghead man


i aint gonna bite.

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 04:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
57. "what do you expect us to do when we don't know the facts?"
In response to Reply # 43


  

          

be like "oh... that was a cool performance of a several hundred year old song, even though I would've much rather heard something new!"

i mean FUCKING SHITBALLS DUDE.

it ain't our fault somebody ripped chapters 4-6 out of our copy of the plan whereas you and Rich got the full, gold embossed hardcover edition.

but just going off plain fucking history...

y'all kinda got a history of not making the most of opportunities.

starting with Chappelle Show ("let's do a song from that Black Thought album we scrapped even though our new shit is out now!")

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                        
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 04:13 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
58. "agreed"
In response to Reply # 57


          

seems like this type of stuff happens every album now.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                        
15
Member since Mar 01st 2005
9915 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:08 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
78. "your main mistake is that you think the success of the roots lies in"
In response to Reply # 57


  

          

roots songs.

---negro YOU dont even support us all that much anymore yo...so of course i go to plan be.

what you think i be like "damn...lemme blah blah blah so bill and prov and tara and most the vets will love us again.


key word.


again.


look i aint tryna be on some pity party shit. but i can send this right back atcha with some you coulda asked "why did you guys not do a roots song?"

and then i woulda responded pronto.


and make the most out of an opportunity.


like what magic occurred out of us doing "here i come" on letterman and leno the last time?

you think a song performed is making the most out of an opportunity?


you my friend (whom i respect in the highest form as one of my favorite knowledgeable okps are sadly mistaken)

i guess you think com blew up cause he did "the food" on chapelle?

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                            
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 10:46 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
105. "RE: your main mistake is that you think the success of the roots lies in"
In response to Reply # 78


          


>i guess you think com blew up cause he did "the food" on
>chapelle?


LOL. not tryin to be a wiseass but i been a com fan for a long ass time.

and i actually think there was a big difference after he did "the food" on chappelle. more so cause the ppl saw him with kanye tho. not as much b/c of the song. sorry i just thought that was funny.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                            
Raised under Reagan
Member since Oct 10th 2007
3789 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 12:21 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via ICQ
108. "Court the newbies; they got MAD love and support for ya'll."
In response to Reply # 78


  

          

Anyway the performance was sweet and I am coppin' (3) when the album drops.

peace.

______________________________________

http://controversy.wearscience.com/img450/devil.gif



http://www.gifflix.com/files/a5ce6cf63c93.gif

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                            
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 11:27 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
119. "RE: your main mistake is that you think the success of the roots lies in"
In response to Reply # 78


  

          

>roots songs.
>
>---negro YOU dont even support us all that much anymore
>yo...so of course i go to plan be.

i don't support? just cuz i don't make it out to shows as much as i used to (mainly because money is tighter than ever and i hate asking for guest list)... and even though i got free promos of everything from Phrenology on... I still bought copies of everything (Phren and TTP on vinyl, and I even bought a GT CD even though I had boxes of them at my disposal)


>what you think i be like "damn...lemme blah blah blah so bill
>and prov and tara and most the vets will love us again.
>
>
>key word.
>
>
>again.

man, you know i fight for y'all all the time. even at def jam i was trying to keep your artist page updated as much as i could until people told me to stop posting shit cuz the project was over.


>look i aint tryna be on some pity party shit. but i can send
>this right back atcha with some you coulda asked "why did you
>guys not do a roots song?"
>
>and then i woulda responded pronto.
>
>
>and make the most out of an opportunity.
>
>
>like what magic occurred out of us doing "here i come" on
>letterman and leno the last time?
>
>you think a song performed is making the most out of an
>opportunity?

well muhfuckas don't buy shit (i could end the sentence here, but there's more) blindly anymore. since they aren't getting to hear anything on radio, or see a video on BET or VH1 Soul (even the GT trilogy got played a lot on there!) how are they gonna know what they're buying?

>you my friend (whom i respect in the highest form as one of my
>favorite knowledgeable okps are sadly mistaken)
>
>i guess you think com blew up cause he did "the food" on
>chapelle?

nah, i just get confused by a lot of what goes on in The Roots world.

confused and frustrated.

i want y'all to win so bad but from the outside, sometimes it seems almost like self-sabotage.

i'ma shut up now.

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                                
Improv
Charter member
85480 posts
Thu Apr-24-08 09:30 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
207. "^^^"
In response to Reply # 119


  

          

>>roots songs.
>>
>>---negro YOU dont even support us all that much anymore
>>yo...so of course i go to plan be.
>
>i don't support? just cuz i don't make it out to shows as
>much as i used to (mainly because money is tighter than ever
>and i hate asking for guest list)... and even though i got
>free promos of everything from Phrenology on... I still bought
>copies of everything (Phren and TTP on vinyl, and I even
>bought a GT CD even though I had boxes of them at my
>disposal)

Even when I have the downloads, I still buy the CDs and you (BC) know I hardly cop CDs anymore. Sheeeet I even cop for my homie because she digs the group and that's since Tipping Point.

>i want y'all to win so bad but from the outside, sometimes it
>seems almost like self-sabotage.

Exactly.


Be fearless...

"And the night I fought Sonny, I heard a few southerners at ringside say 'Sonny, knock that nigger out! The nigger talks too much!'
And we laughed, didn't we, because his seat cost two hundred and fifty dollars..."---Muhammad Ali

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
handle
Charter member
16642 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 04:58 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
61. "RE: but the anger on our end is from yall playing judge and jury"
In response to Reply # 43


          

>without all the facts.
>
Welcome to the Internet Hell, welcome to America. And welcome to the power of people who think they *know* what's going on with your career- because you do share so much of it on this site.

I'm not sure what to think sometimes. Birthday Girl threw me a bit (I liked it, but it didn't seem like a song on the next Roots album I had in *my head*) so I sent the link to a friend who's girl doesn't like rap and asked their opinion. They liked it.

I'm still not 100% certain about Masters of War in concert, but man do the people in the crowd who I wouldn't automatically identify as hard-core Roots fans *LOVE IT* (UCSD sure did.) And I know people who have no idea who The Roots are but will react when The Seed is played on our "alternative" (to what?) station in town (91x, as heard of in The Voices of Modern industry.)

Hell, *I'm* still not sure about the focus on the guitar that has happened since Phrenology (,and I miss the Rhodes being played on almost every song live,) but I can see how its a choice that The Roots Crew has made.

But the choices I *would* make if I was in the group, or if I was an industry insider, would be completely different. *I* saw the VH1 Hip Hop honors tour where The Roots were the band as FAR superior to any previous or any since - but VH1 didn't seem to.

The point is - I'm not in the group, I'm not part of the crew,an i'm not an indsurty insider, *but* I do try to some present some ideas here in a constructive manner. This is where I sometimes differ from others on this site.

As for what to do on Colbert in 90 seconds? I'm not sure. But in the 90 seconds a new demographic got to See The Roots, they all knew the song tahtw as played, and it got the new product in front of them. That seems like a win.

Too bad Conan doesn't invite you on for a week of performances. If i were Conan you'd so be in.



  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 08:15 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
97. "RE: but the anger on our end is from yall playing judge and jury"
In response to Reply # 43


  

          


>but (and i still have yet to see you go up to that 15 post
>above) none of yall will touch the truth with a 10 foot
>pole...
>
>ghead man
>
>
>i aint gonna bite.

just to be clear, my replies have all been post jacks referring to what i said in reply 8. im not talking about the colbert performance, so i dont see what "that 15 post above" has to do with what im referring to since that is purely about colbert/time allotted.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
ya Setshego
Charter member
4259 posts
Wed May-28-08 10:10 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
226. "RE: I bought the album"
In response to Reply # 38


  

          

I'm waiting 4 it 2 arrive from Amazon. I go 2 the shows, when my pocketbook allows. I don't have ALL of the albums. I'm a "casual" fan, I guess. But, I support when and where I can. Hip hop w/o the Roots would be like the body w/o both kidneys.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Oooo baby I like it raw. Oooo baby I like it RAAAW!(c)ODB- Shimmy Shimmy Ya

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
Troubled Spirits
Member since Nov 05th 2003
1934 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:10 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
29. "my conscious is clear"
In response to Reply # 25


  

          

Your preaching to the choir.

You know me and HighVoltage are buying the album, so what's the issue? Instead of bitching at the fans who go to 2 or 3 shows PER YEAR, buy every album, buy t-shirts, help Dan and Ginny, etc., why don't you try to get the casual fans to buy the album?

And I know Rich's reputation preceeds him. Doesn't mean it's okay to be an asshole. Not to the fanbase that you want to buy your album in 2 weeks, and not to anyone. Nobody likes a bitter person with a chip on their shoulder, and dedicated OKPs who support The Roots 300% don't deserve Rich's immature tongue-lashing.

____________________________________

http://adrianruhi.wordpress.com/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                        
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 09:59 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
34. "RE: my conscious is clear"
In response to Reply # 29


          

>Your preaching to the choir.
>
>You know me and HighVoltage are buying the album, so what's
>the issue? Instead of bitching at the fans who go to 2 or 3
>shows PER YEAR, buy every album, buy t-shirts, help Dan and
>Ginny, etc., why don't you try to get the casual fans to buy
>the album?
>
>And I know Rich's reputation preceeds him. Doesn't mean it's
>okay to be an asshole. Not to the fanbase that you want to buy
>your album in 2 weeks, and not to anyone. Nobody likes a
>bitter person with a chip on their shoulder, and dedicated
>OKPs who support The Roots 300% don't deserve Rich's immature
>tongue-lashing.



what this guy said

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
upUPNorth
Member since Oct 12th 2005
1435 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 12:37 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
41. "RE: my conscious is clear"
In response to Reply # 34


  

          

youre telling me the roots are supposed to sit back and listen to some hardcore fans talk random shit and belittle them on their fansite, but if rich feels like responding in a way that genuinely fits in to okps persona, hes out of line.

these guys spend their lifetime making music for you to listen to, and because you drop $15 on an album, you think youve earned the right to talk random shit about them, but they're supposed to treat you with respect.

yall are crying about rich tellin folks to take their L and groundbreak his 106, and the shit wasnt even directed at you.
gtfoh, cop the ablum and kim, stop taking shit so personally like YOUR the one actually putting work in on here

---------------------
Obviously White

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                
jadedeejay
Member since Sep 22nd 2006
2426 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 02:33 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
46. "^^^^^ What HE said....."
In response to Reply # 41


  

          


"Fuck the streets!"

-?uestlove

www.myspace.com/djjedi1

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
Raised under Reagan
Member since Oct 10th 2007
3789 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 12:25 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via ICQ
109. "fucking cosign."
In response to Reply # 46


  

          

______________________________________

http://controversy.wearscience.com/img450/devil.gif



http://www.gifflix.com/files/a5ce6cf63c93.gif

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                
Troubled Spirits
Member since Nov 05th 2003
1934 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 03:48 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
51. "censorship?"
In response to Reply # 41


  

          

C'mon dude, free speech.

I haven't said one negative thing, but I have the right too. Just because they work hard, I can't criticize? I've busted my ass in life and I get criticized. It's life. I've written 150 reviews for Okayplayer, and I've been bashed on The Lesson just as much as ?uesto has. Just because they're artists we like doesn't mean they can't be called out.

I'm a music journalism. My career is based on criticism. I'm not trying to be an asshole, but if I have a negative opinion over something it's not because I'm hating... it's because I'm trying to be constructive so maybe the artist can do better the next time.


I hate all this "we can't criticize them on their own site" shit. It's not like we're doing it to hate. It's because our artists are held to a high standard they set themselves. It's motivation for them to do their best and not get lazy.

____________________________________

http://adrianruhi.wordpress.com/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
upUPNorth
Member since Oct 12th 2005
1435 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:44 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
88. "RE: censorship?"
In response to Reply # 51


  

          

im not saying youre supposed to censor, im trying to say stop acting like the roots are supposed to sit there and take it. i know you or bialy havent said anything negative in this post, but you both seem to be getting all offended over some shit rich said to brainchild in what was typical okayplayer fashion. if you think hes out of line, then i think the rest of us are even farther out.

you said the internet is the internet so quest should expect this, well we should too, whats the point of them posting on a messageboard if theyre expected to have pr people edit their shit. this is all trivial, and most of it really isnt criticism folks just like to talk big.

people are complaining about marketing plans and shit, like they shoulda played rising up or some other song from the album, even tho if they played bday girl, the "crossover hit" that people keep complaining isnt being used right, people woulda hated on them for playing some "wack" shit. most people complaining probably dont even watch colbert like that and dont realize this fit in with his whole 'character' in the show.

and i personally just get sick of that whole 'u know i copped the album' shit everybody comes with before saying they think the bday girl video sucks and shit like that, like since they could've dled it for nothin, actually buying the shit has earned them some extra privilege over and above being able to listen but also to talk unwarranted, uninformed shit on here. didnt your mom ever tell you if you dont have anything nice to say dont say it. i mean none of this shit is motivational, or music related.

people on here are talking shit about the roots not properly marketing an album - that they made for 'us' - to 'them'. Birthday Girl was for 'them' but 'we' hated on it so its not on 'our' album now (regardless of the reasoning) so then we start hating on that decision. people on here act like they know what 'they' want all the while taking pride in the fact that they dont listen to the radio or watch 106 and shit, hence they have no idea what theyre talking about, and theyre complaining to someone whos in this mostly to make music for 'us' and not for all this marketing shit. were complaining about all the shit theyve done recently because we dont know about it, its not for us, its not what we want, but thats the point, we shouldnt need it. this is the one place where quest should feel some assurance that hes got people who know what their getting with this album and will cop, and dont need to be marketed too, but for some reason it isnt.

---------------------
Obviously White

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 04:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
56. "if your talking to me"
In response to Reply # 41


          

i don't think they owe me anything.

i'm just annoyed at the whole situation that they might not be taking advantage of everything they can for their own benefit. i wanna see them succeed. i don't doubt that they've probably been screwed by the label as well making things harder.

i think its just a bad move when people here are obviously only frustrated b/c they don't think they're going to be able to take full advantage of this album and then to have the finger pointed at you like its your fault if the album doesn't sell when it sounds like they are talking to the very people that help keep them going.

if the roots could afford to make a good album without a major label i'd rather see that. then maybe they could get similar sales and actually make some money.

or maybe get on a major that promotes them. but i doubt that will happen either. that only happened one time from what i remember.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
MusicSnob
Member since Jul 31st 2006
10270 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 04:14 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
59. "2 newspapers and mtv got @ ? because of the colbert performance"
In response to Reply # 56


          

u think they would of got that same press off 90seconds of Rising up or Birthday Girl? I think not.




  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                        
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 11:49 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
123. "RE: 2 newspapers and mtv got @ ? because of the colbert performance"
In response to Reply # 59


          

i'm not really talking about colbert.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
upUPNorth
Member since Oct 12th 2005
1435 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 09:08 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
194. "RE: if your talking to me"
In response to Reply # 56


  

          

>i don't think they owe me anything.
>
>i'm just annoyed at the whole situation that they might not be
>taking advantage of everything they can for their own benefit.
>i wanna see them succeed. i don't doubt that they've probably
>been screwed by the label as well making things harder.

i just find it ironic that okayplayer has still found problems with an album that quest has pointed out before is for us, and our problems arent even music related anymore. ud think folks on here wnated the roots to make a bunch of birthday girls instead, and then theyd just hate on the music. and hell i really like the song so if they went all out on some commercial shit and blew i wouldnt be mad at all, and if okps on here take it personally that the roots "stopped caring" about them, they should stop taking themselves so seriously. i mean i doubt okp was responsible for even half of gt's sales, and in that case youd have to wonder how they ever got to 900K with TFA if we mattered that much. and i wish i had casual friends like u, none of mine would ever buy an album.

>i think its just a bad move when people here are obviously
>only frustrated b/c they don't think they're going to be able
>to take full advantage of this album and then to have the
>finger pointed at you like its your fault if the album doesn't
>sell when it sounds like they are talking to the very people
>that help keep them going.

i think fans are taking too much offense to this talk, and dont seem to realize the context its in on a internet message board. if you dont think they are completely justified, and couldn't reasonably prove, that most of okayplayer dont support them like that anymore and havent copped albums since TFA, i think ur kinda delusional and are projecting your fandom (Natural Mystic's, handle's, HV etc.) on everyone elses, and if youve copped all the albums and take pride in that then so be it, they werent talking about you.

>if the roots could afford to make a good album without a major
>label i'd rather see that. then maybe they could get similar
>sales and actually make some money.

hell im sure they would love to be able to do this. but the problem is, i think most people like to associate this option with radiohead, when really the roots would probably be more in line with how trent reznor's and saul williams went indie, and i dont think they ever recovered costs. i really dont think it would be wise for quest to play around with the possibility of recovering his costs lol. and none of them really tour like the roots, or are associated with such a large group and other artists. and this website would probably get nixed, so that probably wouldnt be good for us either.

>or maybe get on a major that promotes them. but i doubt that
>will happen either. that only happened one time from what i
>remember.

---------------------
Obviously White

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                        
dixpop
Member since Jul 02nd 2007
7 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 04:21 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
60. "RE: my conscious is clear"
In response to Reply # 29


          

Come on adrian, stop being the sensitive type (what are you 22
years old or
something?). As you can see, I don't post here on any regular
basis so,
I can hardly be charged with driving dedicated okayplayers
away
(but a nigga can wish). 

Couple of points.

I'm not bitter nor do I have a chip on my virtual shoulders
but,
I will respond aggressively when individuals come at us on
some 
cybergressive steez. Flexing and saying things that they
wouldn't 
say if not for their anonymity, or lack of proximity. 

Anyone who has met me is aware that I'm consistent, that my
on-line persona doesn't vary from my real world one and that
I stay on the  "eye for an eye".

As for me being an asshole, that's industry rule number one.
Be an asshole. You can't survive this shit without being an
asshole.
I have met every label head in the business. They are all
assholes. Lyor Cohen...definitive-asshole, Jimmy Iovine
....supreme-asshole,
Clive Davis... historic-asshole. Let's not talk about the
niggas of the industry.
Puff, Dame, Irv, Jay, Suge, Benny.  These guys could give less
than a fuck about 
your touchy feeley  sentiments. They're assholes.  It's their
vocation.
While I'm hardly in that echelon of shit cutters, I must
admit, I'm an asshole
as well. 

My aggression isn't directed at the supportive fans that have
constructive criticism, the ones that make known their
opinions, wishes, disappointments etc. and then respectfully
fall back. These supporters, like minded artists, aspiring
writers, musicians, business types, general well wishers and
kindred spirits that we encounter in cyberspace or in general
population, are our lifeblood and we respect them. We
certainly wouldn't have survived for 16 years plus as one of
the only Black touring bands, not respecting them, our
psychographic base, our living breathing demographic.

The Okayplayers that I do have a problem with are the
aggressive, dissatisfied
(to the point of being hateful), frustrated, narcissistic ones
(there is also a
passive aggressive/narcissistic variation of this archetype).
These bitter, third wave Okayplayers are usually (or
unusually) frustrated artists,
producers, journalists and bloggers who have yet to see their
work acknowledged in a way they feel is meaningful. Most of
these people have no way of nuancing their social 
selves and are largely unknown outside the message boards of a
select number of online communities or the heads of their
bitter progeny. They're the backseat drivers, the
armchair quarterbacks, couch potato A&R's who won't shut
the fuck up. 
Their refrains go something like this: "Yall gonna catch
a brick", "That's why
yall went wood", "The Roots are meh", " I
stopped listening to them 
after Illadelph", "Thought is
boring"....yada.... yada...fucking yada.
It would be cool if these lames said that shit twenty times
and disappeared into 
the hip hop abyss that is the comment section of rival sites. 
Instead for these fucks, Okayplayer has become some weird part
of their 
"Primal Scream Therapy".  They are drawn here hour
after hour, day after day, year after year, to clear their
fucked conscience. For them, I pray and pray for their
downfall. They are the worst elements, lowering the bar of
support to the point that a regular fan feels comfortable
saying semi-foul shit. Yet we should grin and take it right?

(That's why you (Adrian) feel like you can say some shit like,
us "okayplayers are all you got", rattle off some
bullshit about a "clear conscience" and feel
justified. How bout this.....FUCK YOUR CONSCIENCE. Now do we
still "got" you?  Or is it bye bye to your trouble
and your spirit?  Yes,I'm an asshole). 

Anyway, back to this elusive casual buyer that Trouble, High
Volt and, nut ass Bialystoker allude to...Who are these casual
buyers? What artists do they support? 

Coke rappers...Jeezy,Rick Ross,TI, Jay Z. Lil Wayne.
Tween rap.... Soulja Boy, Bow Wow (in decline), Hurricane
Chris (ringtone only)
Huge artists in decline 50, Luda, Snoop, Outkast 

For the most part hip hop is a singles market. Singles for the
most part are lifestyle driven.
Lifestyle meaning crack, club, bitches, guns all that boots
with fur shit.
Does this sound like something that the Roots could traffic
in.

There is Kanye, a winner but a very specific type, post ironic
and non committal.
A lil backpack, a lot of dizzy dazzle. The self professed Dear
Moma-ing, Louis 
Vuitton Don. Spends 10 million plus making and marketing his
albums. That
can create lots of casual buyer awareness (for the record I
think the boy is dope).
Can we traffic like that?

There is Common/Lupe.

Casual buyer appeal.
Lupe a  young newcomer with a Kanye association, a fresh face,
a skate boarder,
nerd, etc., a kid  who resonates with kids (his first outing
sold just 350k btw) and, has only been around for two albums.
His label outspent Def Jam two to one on marketing.  

There is Common, clearly the lone winner (gold plus) on this
side of
the left of center divide, thanks once again to the Kanye
associated buzz (fyi, Kanye isn't intersested in producing,
cameo-ing or, touring with anything Roots...we have asked).
More recently casual buyer awareness by films and Oprah
appearance.
Geffen outspent Def jam three to one marketing his last
project relative to The Roots.
  
Believe it or not for all "the Roots only go wood
talk" Do You Want More Is gold,
Illadelph is 475K, Things Fall Apart 900k, Phrenology 700k,
Tipping Point 470k....
Game Theory did 200k which -if you check any recent  soundscan
you will discover 
that this-is pretty much the new hip hop reality (with the
exception of the 
aforementioned lifestyle artists and the Kanye bubble). 
But now I got hear about the casual buyer from people who have
never sold one 
record in their entire life (or received per diem for that
matter).

Given the shape of the industry in general (google any label
and layoffs)
and Def Jam specifically we expect diminishing returns (name
one act selling 
more than a fraction of what they sold just two years ago). We
accept
the industry's new reality along with possibility of becoming
more niche than 
mainstream. So, exactly where does the casual buyer fit into
this equation?  
Are casual buyers at the core of niche artists sales? 


In closing, the Roots have done over 100 interviews in the
last month.
Including  The New York times, Vanity Fair ,Spin, Blender,
Urb, Fader,
Rolling Stone (a six page feature), XXL. THe Source, Vibe,
Essence, The 
Washington Post,USA Today,etc. etc. We tour constantly.  Check
our dates.
Just this week we appeared on Night of Too Many Stars and, as
discussed,
Colbert. We are headlining DC's Green Apple Festival at the
National Mall 
in front of 100,000 people on April 20th. We have Letterman on
April 28th.
VH1 Soul Stage at the beginning of May. We got the cover of
Urb, a six page 
feature in Rolling Stone and a feature in the New York Times. 


Our records have been serviced but, no significant play (Flex
dropped bombs
on Get Busy so I know he has it). Our video (no real budgets)
has been serviced
(Get Busy) no significant play. Def Jam is having internal
problems as are 
all labels.  Hip hop has been losing almost 30% of its market
share every passing year
and the industry overall is in decline (Soundscan anyone?).

I wish y'all would do some homework before y'all start
yapping, that's if you care.

If you don't care ...shut the fuck up.

If you don't care and still want to yap ...yap this dick in
your mouth.
   
 
 .

  

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
JungleSouljah
Member since Sep 24th 2002
14987 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 05:48 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
67. "A+ post. Would read again."
In response to Reply # 60


  

          

You should come to GD sometime.  You'd like it in there.  It'd
be like getting your daily aggression exercise on.  Plus I'd
enjoy you blacking out on some folks in there.  Shit would be
epic comedy.

______________________________
PSN: RuptureMD
http://hospitalstories.wordpress.com/

The 4th Annual Residency Encampment: Where do we go from here?

All you see is crime in the source code.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 05:59 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
69. "thanks for the insight"
In response to Reply # 60


  

          


>In closing, the Roots have done over 100 interviews in the
>last month.
>Including The New York times, Vanity Fair ,Spin, Blender,
>Urb, Fader,
>Rolling Stone (a six page feature), XXL. THe Source, Vibe,
>Essence, The
>Washington Post,USA Today,etc. etc. We tour constantly. Check
>our dates.
>Just this week we appeared on Night of Too Many Stars and, as
>discussed,
>Colbert. We are headlining DC's Green Apple Festival at the
>National Mall
>in front of 100,000 people on April 20th. We have Letterman on
>April 28th.
>VH1 Soul Stage at the beginning of May. We got the cover of
>Urb, a six page
>feature in Rolling Stone and a feature in the New York Times.

its good to know that these promotional features are coming up, but as Bill said, how are we expected to react when we dont know about any of this stuff?

i dont necessarily agree with your views on the current hip hop market, but to each their own.

at the end of the day, we're all on the same side here.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
drokphrend
Member since Sep 29th 2002
2743 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 06:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
71. "nice response"
In response to Reply # 60


          

my music: www.myspace.com/dresproduces

"im simply the cat that lay back, i chill and watch you, the silent ninja, intent to injure now i got you, sanity lost so now im found insane, thinkin streets to jeeps, hours days to weeks, i even speak to geeks..."

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
Troubled Spirits
Member since Nov 05th 2003
1934 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:15 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
81. "Great post"
In response to Reply # 60


  

          

Great post Rich.

Not that you need anyone (especially me) to validate it, but
the insight is some good shit.

I'm especially excited for the VH1 Soulstage, Rolling Stone
article, and AOL Sessions.

____________________________________

http://adrianruhi.wordpress.com/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
BH
Charter member
243 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 10:48 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
106. "Top 3 post of all time!!!"
In response to Reply # 60


          

I just wanted to say that I've been coming to this site almost
everyday since May of 1999 and this is the best post( sorry
?uest) that I have ever read on here. As a fan of not only the
roots as musicians but also as a successful organization, I
have that much more respect for their gangsta, their grind and
their almost unparalleled success/longevity/relevance in the
game after reading Rich's post and getting a glimpse of just
what kind of manager he is. 

Please keep the posts coming!

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 11:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
107. "RE: my conscious is clear"
In response to Reply # 60


          

>Anyway, back to this elusive casual buyer that Trouble,
High
>Volt and, nut ass Bialystoker allude to...Who are these
casual
>buyers? What artists do they support? 
>

lol nut ass bialystoker i dunno what that means but anyway...

i respect your response and all but they support good music.
they just aren't the type of people in general that might
search the net or look groups up all day to find out about it.
but when they hear something good through a friend or on tv
they'll buy. and i'm not saying just hiphop. its basically any
type of music. 

maybe you are pretty sure it doesn't have any affect on sales
but if i've gotten about 10 people to buy albums that hadn't
heard of them by talking about them and playing it for them
i'd assume that if a lot of people did that it would
significantly improve sales.

a lot of these people wouldn't need me to do that if there was
decent promotion. i understand most of these companies have
cut way back. my problem with it is whats the point of being
on a major without promotion. school me if i'm wrong i just
thought that was what they did.

maybe my idea of casual buyer as they call it would actually
be 'casual listener' to me. they love the roots but not to the
point of constantly following them. and i do think they fit
in. but thats just my opinion.

>Believe it or not for all "the Roots only go wood
talk" Do You
>Want More Is gold,
>Illadelph is 475K, Things Fall Apart 900k, Phrenology
700k,
>Tipping Point 470k....
>Game Theory did 200k which -if you check any recent 
soundscan
>you will discover 
>that this-is pretty much the new hip hop reality (with the
>exception of the 
>aforementioned lifestyle artists and the Kanye bubble). 
>But now I got hear about the casual buyer from people who
have
>never sold one 
>record in their entire life (or received per diem for that
>matter).
>

if i'm not mistaken a few of these albums did get at least
some push. and they each helped bump up the sales of the
previous albums. up until phrenology i'd say.



  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                
dixpop
Member since Jul 02nd 2007
7 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 01:36 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
128. "RE: my conscious is clear"
In response to Reply # 107


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                                    
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 03:23 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
143. "i hear that"
In response to Reply # 128


          

thanks for your insight.

i am aware that the roots do press and all that so its not
really that i was disappointed in as far as interviews and
whatnot.

i guess the difference now is just what you said about too
many groups to listen to and not enough listeners. as far as a
casual listener goes. my friends that are casual listeners are
casual roots listeners as well. and i see that def jam in
general isn't really putting a push behind hardly anyone so
why should it be different for the roots. they seem to push
like 3-4 artists and that must be their whole budget.

hopefully some new ideas start coming up in the near future
about ways to promote artists now that labels aren't giving
the same support and sales are down. 

i also wonder if the roots or any groups that don't get the
push will have the ability to make more off of less sales
since they aren't getting the same budget and shouldn't owe
the label back as much.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
Raised under Reagan
Member since Oct 10th 2007
3789 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 12:37 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via ICQ
110. "'TEARS' - it's about fuckin' time....."
In response to Reply # 60


  

          

"They're the backseat drivers, the
armchair quarterbacks, couch potato A&R's who won't shut
the fuck up." (c) Aesop 2008

^^^^^^^^^
Nigga... that was beautiful.

______________________________________

http://controversy.wearscience.com/img450/devil.gif



http://www.gifflix.com/files/a5ce6cf63c93.gif

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
shockzilla
Charter member
37796 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 01:24 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
127. "LOL AGAIN"
In response to Reply # 60


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
L.E.S.
Member since Oct 18th 2006
5070 posts
Thu Apr-24-08 10:01 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
209. "RE: my conscious is clear"
In response to Reply # 60


          

>The Okayplayers that I do have a problem with are the
>aggressive, dissatisfied
>(to the point of being hateful), frustrated, narcissistic
ones
>(there is also a
>passive aggressive/narcissistic variation of this
archetype).
>These bitter, third wave Okayplayers are usually (or
>unusually) frustrated artists,
>producers, journalists and bloggers who have yet to see
their
>work acknowledged in a way they feel is meaningful. Most
of
>these people have no way of nuancing their social 
>selves and are largely unknown outside the message boards
of a
>select number of online communities or the heads of their
>bitter progeny. They're the backseat drivers, the
>armchair quarterbacks, couch potato A&R's who won't
shut the
>fuck up. 
>Their refrains go something like this: "Yall gonna
catch a
>brick", "That's why
>yall went wood", "The Roots are meh",
" I stopped listening to
>them 
>after Illadelph", "Thought is
boring"....yada....
>yada...fucking yada.
>It would be cool if these lames said that shit twenty
times
>and disappeared into 
>the hip hop abyss that is the comment section of rival
sites.
>
>Instead for these fucks, Okayplayer has become some weird
part
>of their 
>"Primal Scream Therapy".  They are drawn here
hour after hour,
>day after day, year after year, to clear their fucked
>conscience. For them, I pray and pray for their downfall.
They
>are the worst elements, lowering the bar of support to the
>point that a regular fan feels comfortable saying
semi-foul
>shit. Yet we should grin and take it right?

brilliant.. makes me want to quit comin' in here.
i'll stay out of spite, being a 12 year Roots supporter.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
FireBrand
Charter member
145739 posts
Mon May-26-08 11:36 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
219. "PERFECT."
In response to Reply # 60


  

          

<--R.I.P, lil Bro. 
"If you stay ready, you aint gotta get ready..."
--Will Smith
My Blog---> www.abenghorn.net/Heat.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kwadwojuma/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
Angelo
Member since Jul 18th 2002
20516 posts
Tue May-27-08 05:02 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
220. "^^^^^^I like this nigga..."
In response to Reply # 60


  

          

>The Okayplayers that I do have a problem with are the
>aggressive, dissatisfied
>(to the point of being hateful), frustrated, narcissistic
ones
>(there is also a
>passive aggressive/narcissistic variation of this
archetype).
>These bitter, third wave Okayplayers are usually (or
>unusually) frustrated artists,
>producers, journalists and bloggers who have yet to see
their
>work acknowledged in a way they feel is meaningful. Most
of
>these people have no way of nuancing their social 
>selves and are largely unknown outside the message boards
of a
>select number of online communities or the heads of their
>bitter progeny. They're the backseat drivers, the
>armchair quarterbacks, couch potato A&R's who won't
shut the
>fuck up. 
>Their refrains go something like this: "Yall gonna
catch a
>brick", "That's why
>yall went wood", "The Roots are meh",
" I stopped listening to
>them 
>after Illadelph", "Thought is
boring"....yada....
>yada...fucking yada.
>It would be cool if these lames said that shit twenty
times
>and disappeared into 
>the hip hop abyss that is the comment section of rival
sites.
>
>Instead for these fucks, Okayplayer has become some weird
part
>of their 
>"Primal Scream Therapy".  They are drawn here
hour after hour,
>day after day, year after year, to clear their fucked
>conscience. For them, I pray and pray for their downfall.
They
>are the worst elements, lowering the bar of support to the
>point that a regular fan feels comfortable saying
semi-foul
>shit. Yet we should grin and take it right?


Nigga went to church with this one, I got the holy ghost at my
desk...  lol

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
UKBlack
Member since Apr 30th 2008
1546 posts
Tue Oct-21-08 07:58 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
228. "Good Post"
In response to Reply # 60


  

          

I don't know how a post got to this stage. Just buy the music,
go to the shows and be cool I mean it's music just enjoy it. 


He is right though about OKP this place is LIFE for some
people. So sad..

<--------- The one and only

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
Jeremywww
Charter member
815 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 12:04 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
40. "RE: uh...again"
In response to Reply # 25


          

I have waited patiently for the album and all I have heard is what yall played at the Grammy Jam. I will be buying two copies first day just like I do every album and I am sure there are many more like me out there...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
Zen_the_Jedi
Member since Jul 22nd 2002
1069 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 09:12 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
30. "Stop crying,......"
In response to Reply # 23


  

          

If you see yourself in others, then who can you possibly harm

Buddha

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
Phenomenality
Charter member
31239 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 11:48 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
182. "Interesting how not ONE person has a response to this......"
In response to Reply # 23


  

          


>you just happen to think that we dont know this album is
>coming out with little to NO fanfare?
>
>
>we tried the ol "can yall organize and ask radio stations to
>play us?" and yall passed.
>
>we tried the ol "can yall organize and vote us for trl and
>bet" and yall passed
>
>even asked yall to make fan videos to support us in some round
>about way and yall passed
>





:: Do Not Let this Universe Regret You ::

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
HexaGonz
Member since Apr 08th 2008
59 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 11:23 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
16. "RE: video of the show"
In response to Reply # 14


  

          

Once I saw Kirk without one of his usual guitars....I knew this one wasn't coming back lol (and word to Owen, go balls out or don't go at all bro!)

But yea I would have liked to hear ANY of the Legendary's catalog on the show, but I guess it wouldn't have meshed with the theme of historical Philly and the primary next week. Not to mention that most of their later "political" joints (post-TFA, GT, and now Rising Down) are really heavy stuff that are not exactly Comedy Central's thing. Masters of War notwithstanding (and that sh!t is lOOOOOOng)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Stern, firm, and young with a laid-back tongue.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Allah
Charter member
47732 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 05:50 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
68. "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!"
In response to Reply # 14


  

          

_______________________
"Arm Leg Leg Arm Hate." c/o desus
_______________________
Divine Ruler
http://www.facebook.com/divineruler
__gigs__
__stuff__

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
mighty S1W
Member since Aug 26th 2006
3087 posts
Thu Jan-15-09 02:22 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
229. "allah please check yo pm! thahnks"
In response to Reply # 68


  

          


Dear Dr. Denisov,
I'm the experimental seminar organizer at SLAC. I would like to invite a speaker from your collaboration to give a
seminar at SLAC on the observation of the doubly strange b baryon Omega(b)-. Would you please put me in contact with the

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Ayatollah Watts
Member since Jul 29th 2002
2919 posts
Sun Apr-20-08 10:38 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
198. "that was perfect....haha"
In response to Reply # 14


  

          

why were people b*tching?

@TheBlackZappa

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
choui_choui
Member since Aug 12th 2002
931 posts
Sun Apr-27-08 02:08 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
216. "RE: video of the show"
In response to Reply # 14


  

          

That was dope! Kirkalicious, yes my nygga YES! Excellent solo.
Thematically on point performance. Good job, guys.

SS

Bad witch

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
MME
Charter member
11935 posts
Tue May-27-08 09:05 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
222. "DAMN he destroyed that guitar!!!"
In response to Reply # 14


  

          

LMAO @ ?uest throwing his sticks

____________________________

FUCK DONALD TRUMP

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Zen_the_Jedi
Member since Jul 22nd 2002
1069 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 11:52 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
17. "Wow........"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

The Star Spangled Banner with feedback. Haven't seen this before....
Corny ass shit.

If you see yourself in others, then who can you possibly harm

Buddha

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Jon
Charter member
18687 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 04:10 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
19. "lol"
In response to Reply # 17


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

justin_scott
Charter member
19829 posts
Wed Apr-16-08 03:28 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
18. "what the hell was that?"
In response to Reply # 0


          

if you're not going to play your own songs, at least do something groundbreaking musically.

************************************************************

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Masturbating Bear
Member since Aug 31st 2006
4 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 02:28 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
45. "oh my...."
In response to Reply # 18


  

          

LOL @ this whole thread.

maybe if ya'll would have played the first 90 seconds of "bread and butter" the true fans would be geeked (obscure B-side!), and the rest of the world who doesn't give a shit STILL wouldn't give a shit.. it's like you wouldn't have been on the show at all! CHA-CHING!

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

MusicSnob
Member since Jul 31st 2006
10270 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 04:59 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
63. "in other news Rap City just played the "Get Busy" video..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

BarTek
Member since Nov 10th 2002
51250 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 05:09 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
64. "lol @ this post..... they had no time, sheesh..."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


@}-,-`-

... armed with 7 rounds of space doo doo pistols...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Airbreed
Charter member
29294 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 06:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
70. "*smh* @ these replies."
In response to Reply # 0
Thu Apr-17-08 06:10 PM by Airbreed

  

          

roots fans are becoming some of the most ungrateful and unsatisfied fucktards, ever.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Tiggerific
Member since May 24th 2007
13451 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:02 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
76. "RE: *smh* @ these replies."
In response to Reply # 70


  

          

I agree. I have already bought my preorder & I will be downloading it via itunes the day of. I'm just happy they were on tv and getting some shine! Y'all really need to stop your bitchin!


"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

-Martin Luther King Jr.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

speedlaws07
Member since Aug 15th 2006
3219 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 06:48 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
73. "That was an awesome Star Spangled Banner."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

LOL Bitter

under the influence 2k9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuWXCrp-p5M

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:11 PM

79. "Its alotta pussy ass bitches up in here. Were gonna start with DixPop."
In response to Reply # 0


          


shut the fuck up and realize the motherfuckers youre talkin stupid to right now are the motherfuckers that pay your fuckin bills.
you aint got shit to say to ANYONE who owns or spends as much money on the roots as we do.
us buying their shit pays YOUR bill, bitch.
you basically need to shut the fuck up and grow some fuckin balls, as the customer/consumer is ALWAYS right.


on the other side of the street
some of yall need to stop complaining
yeah we were expecting something a lil different from the roots on colbert
but were lucky just to get that shit.


but all this tough typings gotta stop
for real

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
acervin
Member since Jan 26th 2007
104 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:15 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
80. "RE: Its alotta pussy ass bitches up in here. Were gonna start with DixPo..."
In response to Reply # 79


  

          

"Products" have customers/consumers.

"Art" has an audience.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:20 PM

82. "Music is both an Art AND a PRODUCT that is SOLD to CONSUMERS."
In response to Reply # 80
Thu Apr-17-08 07:20 PM by Natural Mystic

          


Dont get smart assed up in here.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
acervin
Member since Jan 26th 2007
104 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:29 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
84. "RE: Music is both an Art AND a PRODUCT that is SOLD to CONSUMERS."
In response to Reply # 82


  

          

LOL. Smart Assed v. Dumb Assed would be a heavyweight bout on this board.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:36 PM

87. "and you just lost, dumbass."
In response to Reply # 84
Thu Apr-17-08 07:37 PM by Natural Mystic

          


what a great and witty comeback.
im so impressed,
i cant reply to your tired ass anymore.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
acervin
Member since Jan 26th 2007
104 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:47 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
89. "RE: and you just lost, dumbass."
In response to Reply # 87


  

          

You've made my point.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:48 PM

90. "lol @ you replying like i was gonna read whatever you just wrote."
In response to Reply # 89


          


  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                            
playSERIOUS
Member since Feb 15th 2004
208 posts
Wed May-28-08 08:43 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
225. "RE: lol @ you replying like i was gonna read whatever you just wrote."
In response to Reply # 90


  

          

you did, didn't you.

afterall, u replied. right?

----------------------------------------------

"Oh man, is this me, or what?" - Jimi Hendrix

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
BarTek
Member since Nov 10th 2002
51250 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 08:53 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
113. "fool, she's right..."
In response to Reply # 80


  

          

an audience doesn't spend money? is you retarded? nike dunks have an audience/following, shit, even white t'ss have an audience/following, it all sells... just like concert tickets, cd's, posters, and other merch.... are you actually tryinna pull this dumb shit here or what?

@}-,-`-

... armed with 7 rounds of space doo doo pistols...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
acervin
Member since Jan 26th 2007
104 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 12:34 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
126. "RE: fool, she's right..."
In response to Reply # 113


  

          

I'm just saying that, as a listener, I don't care about the merchandising or promotion or any of that. As far as I'm concerned, the Roots are some of the greatest artists of our time. In any field or genre. History is going to look back on their records the way we listen to "Blue Train" and "Remain in Light" and "Bitches Brew." The music is all that matters to me personally. The art. That's it. If that means I is retarded, as you put it, I'm fine with that. Cool. Fortunately, the Roots keep getting better and better, and that's all I care about.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
BarTek
Member since Nov 10th 2002
51250 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 01:58 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
134. "fam... the roots are not on the level of bitches brew... sigh...."
In response to Reply # 126


  

          

you were joking right?

@}-,-`-

... armed with 7 rounds of space doo doo pistols...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 02:02 PM

136. "Hes on that DixPop level of stupid right now. Just let it be."
In response to Reply # 134


          


  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
MusicSnob
Member since Jul 31st 2006
10270 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:27 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
83. "this reply made me :-("
In response to Reply # 79


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:35 PM

86. "fuck that shit. grow some fuckin balls and learn how to take criticism."
In response to Reply # 83


          


the shit was a two way street.

they didnt have enough time (roots). we didnt fuckin know that.

we were expecting MORE. like a full song or two. and thats not alot to ask, since thats usually what they do for TV shows. shits almost EXPECTED.

but ill be gatdamned if some angry ass bitch is gonna come in here chest all out huffin and puffin over some fuckin criticisms.
shut the fuck up and grow some fucking balls.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
upUPNorth
Member since Oct 12th 2005
1435 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:51 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
93. "RE: fuck that shit. grow some fuckin balls and learn how to take critici..."
In response to Reply # 86


  

          

do you even watch the colbert report. its a half hour, that show goes through the same pattern every day. im more pissed they couldnt have gotten an interview even tho michelle obama was a good guest if that when she fit in. im not sure if any guest has ever played their own song, except maybe REM recently, most of them have colbert sing a duet with them, its almost always related to some ongoing theme within the show. the fact that they did what they did, played 'house band' on the colbert report, and played the theme song is extremely cool to people who watch that show religiously. this is like a giant cosign by a guy who got people to get a bridge named after him somewhere in europe, and an OHL mascot named after him, and a day named for him in Oshawa, Canada.

---------------------
Obviously White

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 08:00 PM

95. "well thats fine. but we didnt know it was gonna be cut short like that"
In response to Reply # 93
Thu Apr-17-08 08:01 PM by Natural Mystic

          


so if people are sitting around like 'wtf was that?'
you gotta understand that it only comes from the fact that we are just used to seeing MORE of the roots when they do tv shows. thats it.
>the colbert report, and played the theme song is extremely
>cool to people who watch that show religiously. this is like
>a giant cosign by a guy who got people to get a bridge named
>after him somewhere in europe, and an OHL mascot named after
>him, and a day named for him in Oshawa, Canada.

okay, thats cool and all. i understand
and colbert is major. like we dont know. we know. lol.
but if youre gonna have a musical guest on there, at least let em play some of their own music.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
rhymesandammo
Member since Dec 07th 2004
6353 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:48 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
91. "Aside from not delivering the eloquent reply I would have given..."
In response to Reply # 79
Thu Apr-17-08 07:56 PM by rhymesandammo

  

          

...I agree 99%. Watch your language, though, Miss. Kids post here.

One thing that really irks me is how goddamn DEFENSIVE ?uest gets on this site. I know, I know...it's HIS site - but look at Slug's posts to see how an artist should handle their fans and criticism. Dude is gonna scare people out of speaking their mind if he keeps coming at them the way he has. He knows this is the "choir", right? Despite how much we bitch & moan? Fairly childish and insecure on his part.

*whew*

I said my peace on the subject.

Esteemed author of the celebrated, double-platinum post: "Drake - Wu-Tang Forever".

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:57 PM

94. "Its not even ?uest fam. Its DixPop. Who the fuck are you?"
In response to Reply # 91
Thu Apr-17-08 07:58 PM by Natural Mystic

          


like, come on.
?uest being defensive of his own shit is totally understandable.
its HIS MUSIC.
but DixPop?

negro, who the fuck are you?

sit yo ass down. or log the fuck off.

p.s. (edit) i feel you on the delivery part
but im at work
fuck all that
lol

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
rhymesandammo
Member since Dec 07th 2004
6353 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 08:06 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
96. "RE: Its not even ?uest fam. Its DixPop. Who the fuck are you?"
In response to Reply # 94


  

          

>like, come on.
>?uest being defensive of his own shit is totally
>understandable.
>its HIS MUSIC.

Nah, fam. There's DEFENDING your music in a non-confrontational manner and there's being just plain ol' defensive. ?uest went from being the former to the latter (since the announcement of this album and everything that has proceeded thus far)

>but DixPop?
>
>negro, who the fuck are you?
>
>sit yo ass down. or log the fuck off.

LOL. It's their manager. The head honcho.

>p.s. (edit) i feel you on the delivery part
>but im at work
>fuck all that
>lol

Just saying, people aren't going to take you seriously if they have to endure so many "fucks" in such a short period of time. This ain't HBO! Tone it down.

Esteemed author of the celebrated, double-platinum post: "Drake - Wu-Tang Forever".

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Thu Apr-17-08 08:22 PM

98. "I mean, i know hes the manager, but still. Shut yo ass UP."
In response to Reply # 96


          


>Nah, fam. There's DEFENDING your music in a
>non-confrontational manner and there's being just plain ol'
>defensive. ?uest went from being the former to the latter
>(since the announcement of this album and everything that has
>proceeded thus far)
see, i hadnt seen this part yet.
ill read thru the rest of it
but quest gets more of a pass to be angry than anyone else in here
for real

>LOL. It's their manager. The head honcho.
For real, so what.
Other than being the Roots bitch for the next few months
and writing that horrid ass article about that 'party like a rock star' group
what the fuck do you contribute?

and do you honestly think running off fans is gonna help your paycheck?

come on now.

>Just saying, people aren't going to take you seriously if they
>have to endure so many "fucks" in such a short period of
>time. This ain't HBO! Tone it down.
i swear alot
both here and in real life.
i promise ima work on it
i PROMISE.

yall know i didnt mean to be so angry/vulgar
but my point still stands dammit
lol
lol

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
J.D.MACLEOD
Member since Mar 27th 2007
508 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 09:26 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
101. "RE: I mean, i know hes the manager, but still. Shut yo ass UP."
In response to Reply # 98


          

I though this post was funny.

Thats just me. After I found out it was the manager I thought it was even funnier.

I guess it gets pretty serious up in here. Everyone needs to relax. Don like it leave Im sure the roots will be just fine without you sour asses anyway




"it is unclear to me why anybody over 15 would listen to an album like Curtis, except to review it."-John H. McWhorter

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
gravity508
Charter member
16465 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 12:38 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
185. "RE: I mean, i know hes the manager, but still. Shut yo ass UP."
In response to Reply # 98


  

          

>>LOL. It's their manager. The head honcho.
>For real, so what.
>Other than being the Roots bitch for the next few months
>and writing that horrid ass article about that 'party like a
>rock star' group
>what the fuck do you contribute?
>

have you done your research on dixpop? You DO know he's been around since the beginning of the Roots? So IMO, he has just enough rights to be confrontational as quest. and He contributes a lot.


>and do you honestly think running off fans is gonna help your
>paycheck?
>

We need not to get into this man's paychecks..he'd still get them with or without us....
>come on now.
>
>>Just saying, people aren't going to take you seriously if
>they
>>have to endure so many "fucks" in such a short period of
>>time. This ain't HBO! Tone it down.
>i swear alot
>both here and in real life.

Just like you were passionate with the f bombs...so was he...

!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!
www.sneakshot.net
www.thecouchsessions.com

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
BarTek
Member since Nov 10th 2002
51250 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 08:54 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
114. "DixPop started calling folks names in here first......"
In response to Reply # 91
Fri Apr-18-08 08:55 AM by BarTek

  

          

@}-,-`-

... armed with 7 rounds of space doo doo pistols...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 01:53 PM

133. "Postin like a bitch with some hurt ass feeling. Like, come on fam."
In response to Reply # 114


          


just get your money and keep it moving.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 06:45 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
153. "uh no."
In response to Reply # 91


          

you can say all you want

but you best be prepared to back that shit up.

i mean there is not a precedent for this type of interaction.

most cats are used to yapping at the mouth and really not expecting much

in the form of a response.

again yo...its the method of which yall wanna come.


if cats wanna get ignant or (the least offensive being offering opinions without being informed of the situation) then yeah i feel as though im well within my right to defend my work.

i mean if im on prince's site and i ask about some songs on planet earth...then i know the method in which i should ask a question.

id ask a question the way THAT I WANNA BE ASKED A QUESTION.

i mean the coolest shit that phont asked me the night i first met LB was "yo man...what was the mentality of the phrenology album cause imma be honest with you man....that went over my head man...."

---i dunno...its common sense to me.

but as rich says alot of yall can hide behind aliases (well not really...with the staff) and feel like yall can say whatever....


im sorry....but fuckthat.

i STILL welcome constructive criticism

and before yall start with the rich berating us all the time shit....

read all the posts IN ORDER.


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

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Raised under Reagan
Member since Oct 10th 2007
3789 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 12:49 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via ICQ
111. "Take your bad taste having ass back to GD - NIGGA!"
In response to Reply # 79


  

          

______________________________________

http://controversy.wearscience.com/img450/devil.gif



http://www.gifflix.com/files/a5ce6cf63c93.gif

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 01:46 PM

130. "Bitch you were in GD asking me to send you Roots Bootlegs."
In response to Reply # 111


          


stay in your lane.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
Raised under Reagan
Member since Oct 10th 2007
3789 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 03:21 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via ICQ
141. "Muffin Nose, I BUY MY ROOTS shit. So lineup your beard..."
In response to Reply # 130


  

          

Don Johnson.

______________________________________

http://controversy.wearscience.com/img450/devil.gif



http://www.gifflix.com/files/a5ce6cf63c93.gif

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 10:22 PM

166. "oh you mad cuz i didnt send it to you."
In response to Reply # 141


          


lol

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Damali
Member since Sep 12th 2002
34485 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 09:00 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
115. "with all due respect (which ain't much), you tough type more than anyone..."
In response to Reply # 79


          

i mean you did it, then denounced it all in one reply. i know you can see that...lol

and no, i don't agree that an artist is a slave to the consumer. i don't agree that just because you buy what they selling, they lose their right to complain about how they are treated by you.

?uest and Rich's frustration/anger is VERY warranted. if i were them, i'd have shut this site down years ago cuz i'm way more emo. and i'm grateful that they haven't done that.

but consistently, for years now, okayplayers have taken advantage of this website and of the oftentimes exclusive access we've been given to the Roots and all the other artists who orbit this place. it's glaring and it's sad. of course we don't have to like everything they do, but like Rich pointed out, there is a respectful and considerate way to express your diasappointment with something. But that's not what happens here most of the time. People, mainly because they have some anonymity, go for the most offensive, jarring, crude way possible to say that don't like something. and for what? and to make matters worse, whenever people DO express positive opinions on here, they are accused of being stans and dickriders, which then drives them away from the site, leaving only the haters and vultures around for ?uest to have to constantly deal with. Under the circumstances, he has exhibited INFINITE patience.

now i'm very aware of who i'm writing to. i'm very aware that you will likely reply back with lots of cursing and insults. i'm aware you probably won't REALLY hear/understand/acknowledge anything i've said. and that's ok. you don't have to. because truth is truth.

so have at it.

d

poplock.blogspot.com

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 01:47 PM

131. "its not tough typin. its swearing alot. we had that convo right above yo..."
In response to Reply # 115


          


reading is fundamental.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
dixpop
Member since Jul 02nd 2007
7 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 11:27 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
118. "RE: Its alotta pussy ass bitches up in here. Were gonna start with DixPo..."
In response to Reply # 79


          

Natural Mystic

Do you really think that youre paying my bills? Really????
Bitch, I wouldnt let your dumb ass buy me a condom.
If you have truly spent any money on the Roots,
send me a receipt so, I can stick this fat rebate up
your semiliterate ass.


  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
BrainChild
Charter member
25933 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 11:30 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
121. "*closes piano and gets the fuck out of this post* n/m"
In response to Reply # 118


  

          

--me--
www.djbrainchild.com
www.gordongartrellradio.com
www.twitter.com/djbrainchild

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Bialy
Charter member
351 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 12:11 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
124. "and i'm out...."
In response to Reply # 118


          

i think that signals the end of this tired post.

i know dixpop is probably just defensive to a certain degree. i still don't see what good it does to insult ppl who've been coming to shows for 10-15 years some of them probably as much as i have. instead of a thank you its fuck you. lol. i'd say avg 5-10 shows a year. there's no way that anybody that spends as much money on the roots and gets his friends to spend as much on them as i do could really be hating.

i understand and don't blame them for what happened on colbert so thats not even the issue.

i have a job where people tell me they pay my salary every day and i know thats insulting. it doesn't mean anybody owns you or should tell you how to do your job.

but most of us have seen this cycle now for the last few albums. i'm sure its frustrating for most of us and the band too.

i for one, just don't understand why it keeps happening. annnnnnd i'm out for good.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 01:45 PM

129. "^^^^^DIXPOP. GROW SOME BALLS, BITCH."
In response to Reply # 124
Fri Apr-18-08 02:05 PM by Natural Mystic

          


Your thong is showing
and you runnin decent people away.

great job, manager.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
Raised under Reagan
Member since Oct 10th 2007
3789 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 03:23 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via ICQ
142. "STFU you ain't the only cat ridin' hard for the ROOTS."
In response to Reply # 124


  

          

______________________________________

http://controversy.wearscience.com/img450/devil.gif



http://www.gifflix.com/files/a5ce6cf63c93.gif

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 02:16 PM

138. "This makes me wanna take pictures of the ENTIRE collection..."
In response to Reply # 118


          


just to show you how really real shit is.

and i just might. and make a post about what a fuckin pussy you are.
so you can take that tiny ass 'rebate' of yours...

and PUT IT IN YA MOOOOOOOOOUTH!
i said YA MOTHERFUCKIN MOOOOOOOOUTH!
akinyele.


"If you have truly spent any money on the Roots,
send me a receipt so, I can stick this fat rebate up
your semiliterate ass"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
handle
Charter member
16642 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 04:29 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
144. "Just use mine (and keep the eniter rebate for yourself)"
In response to Reply # 138
Fri Apr-18-08 04:55 PM by handle

          

Here's the CDs:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/331665940_0e9dea1754.jpg

-Tom

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 06:51 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
154. "wow i did all that?"
In response to Reply # 144


          

--i shoulda never seen that pic.
i got gassed for 4 secs.

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

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                    
handle
Charter member
16642 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 07:09 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
157. "RE: wow i did all that?"
In response to Reply # 154


          

>--i shoulda never seen that pic.
>i got gassed for 4 secs.

I didn't even photograph the VINYL. or the cASSettes. Or the posters (including the one that only you and I got for The Legendary.)

AND that pics about a year old.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 10:36 PM

169. ""
In response to Reply # 157


          


this will be its own spinoff post.
some good will come of this shit. LOL
get your photos ready.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
RobOne4
Member since Jun 06th 2003
56560 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 05:21 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
149. "ITS GOOD!!!!"
In response to Reply # 118


  

          

haahahahahahhahaha

November 8th, 2005 The greatest night in the history of GD!

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Angelo
Member since Jul 18th 2002
20516 posts
Tue May-27-08 05:14 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
221. "LMBAO... n/m"
In response to Reply # 118


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 12:23 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
125. "lol...this was cute"
In response to Reply # 79


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 01:50 PM

132. "it was a 15 minute angry ass rant from work. but its true tho."
In response to Reply # 125
Fri Apr-18-08 02:03 PM by Natural Mystic

          


lotta people in here shouldnt complain as much.
we should just be greatful we have a site that allows us access to you like this.

but you already KNOW the kinda money we spend to keep up with your shit.
i know YOU know.
you see us at every other LA show.

two way street
but your boy is wildin outta control right now.
you might want him to log off.
just for a minute.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 06:53 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
155. "god i wonder if GD knows the Do The Right Thingesque level this post was"
In response to Reply # 132


          

i dunno if i was radio raheem
or the cops that killed him.

we all still love each other right?


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

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 10:31 PM

167. "LOL @"
In response to Reply # 155


          


>i dunno if i was radio raheem
>or the cops that killed him.
oh i laughed so hard
dont tell GD
just DONT
lol


>we all still love each other right?
always.
always always always.

you were always cool
my rant was never at you

its ya boy dix.
your boy is wilding.
and these people complaining and going in on yall over a show.
its like... who fuckin cares?
everyones winning in the end.

but ya boy dix...
this reminds me of that infamous assed review he did of that 'party like a rock star' group.
the fallout from that was just... smh.

even with that apology up there
shit isnt cool.
i might be sensitive because he cussed out my husband and the homies hard for no really good reason (lol)
but i understand why hes upset
yall put alotta work into getting colbert, im sure
but still
dont be yellin at the people who really do love you

and you know we love you
and your angry ass boy dix
lol




  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Airbreed
Charter member
29294 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 02:26 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
139. "i *heart* you nat."
In response to Reply # 79
Fri Apr-18-08 02:36 PM by Airbreed

  

          

will you marry me?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Natural Mystic
Charter member
posts
Fri Apr-18-08 10:32 PM

168. "justin wont be happy"
In response to Reply # 139


          


but yes. yes i will.
and we shalt live in holy eMatrimony forevar.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

thegodcam
Member since Oct 22nd 2004
41137 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 07:30 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
85. "i was here"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

*******************************************************
i will not let finite disappointment undermine infinite hope
- Cory Booker

Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win
- Gary Lineker

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

seandammit
Member since May 28th 2003
6441 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 08:39 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
99. "ARCHIVE"
In response to Reply # 0


          

www.twitter.com/seandammit

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
budz4zo
Member since Dec 07th 2003
2810 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 09:37 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
116. "shit..... you beat me to it"
In response to Reply # 99


  

          

this needs to be archived

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 02:14 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
137. "yep. instant classic!"
In response to Reply # 99


  

          

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Messiah4976
Member since Oct 28th 2005
3076 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 09:03 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
100. "LOCK IT"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

__________________________________
"The people don't come because you grandiose motherfuckers don't play shit that they like!" Shadow Henderson

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

mistabs
Member since May 14th 2003
507 posts
Thu Apr-17-08 09:46 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
102. "This site should be called Hateaplayer.com"
In response to Reply # 0


          

I used to post here quite frequently, but I see why I don't much anymore.

The spirit of hate has grown over time and become a hallmark of this joint.

I'll admit, I've participated in some myself, but all this trash-talkin to dudes who've provided us with great moments over the years, in my op, is overboard.

It is a lot easier to just react to something and complain about it rather than investigate and form an educated response, but, c'mon. for real? you think these cats don't know what they're doing by now?

I see the colbert show as great exposure. what can it hurt those who don't know the roots vs. them not being on the show at all?

anyway, the performance was dope.

"How do you expect me to be, when my point of view you never see?"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
johnbook
Charter member
65025 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 08:45 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
162. "THE SHATE THAT SHATE MADE n/m"
In response to Reply # 102


  

          


===RUNNING OUT OF TIME===

ME: http://www.myspace.com/crutmusic
WRITE: http://therunoffgroove.blogspot.com
HEAR: http://booksmusic.podomatic.com/

ABB: http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/index.php?vst=45730

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Eddy
Member since Jul 07th 2003
2464 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 11:28 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
120. "interesting post"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

i have nothing more to say

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

BarTek
Member since Nov 10th 2002
51250 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 02:00 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
135. "this post has lost its damn mind! lol"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


@}-,-`-

... armed with 7 rounds of space doo doo pistols...

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

stix
Member since Oct 22nd 2003
254 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 04:49 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
145. "that was a fun performance to watch."
In response to Reply # 0


          

n/m.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

ActWon
Member since May 01st 2007
3290 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 04:53 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
146. "E-C-W! E-C-W! E-C-W!"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
rhymesandammo
Member since Dec 07th 2004
6353 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 08:31 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
176. "*powerbombs ?uest off lader into flaming tables*"
In response to Reply # 146


  

          

Esteemed author of the celebrated, double-platinum post: "Drake - Wu-Tang Forever".

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 10:58 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
178. "OH MY GOD!!! (C) Joey Stylez"
In response to Reply # 176


  

          

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

hardware
Member since May 22nd 2007
42202 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 04:57 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
147. "http://i.pbase.com/o4/97/388497/1/64021719.CHPTbjAb.applause.gif"
In response to Reply # 0


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

allison
Charter member
25289 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 05:19 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
148. "sorry i'm late. *pours glass of wine*"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

~You only know what you see. You don't understand what it takes to be me~

~Don't let other people's expectations of you determine your choices~

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

walihorse
Member since Aug 03rd 2006
15908 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 05:23 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
150. "Walihorse was here"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

If a fat guy falls in the woods and there is no one around to see it, do the trees laugh?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

DawgEatah
Charter member
49225 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 05:28 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
152. "*smh*"
In response to Reply # 0
Fri Apr-18-08 05:40 PM by DawgEatah

  

          

ok then.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

moonsatellite
Charter member
1610 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 06:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
156. "RE: Roots on Colbert"
In response to Reply # 0


          

this post is weird.

... Charter member, but I don't post much. LAZERS.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

cfinnerty
Member since Sep 28th 2007
62 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 07:14 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
158. "RE: Roots on Colbert"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

this thread is ridiculous.

the roots are playing packed venues almost every damn night of the week. yeah it sucks that they're not getting the publicity of "t-pain" or "akon" but instead of bitching about it, since you're SUCH a dedicated OKP, why don't you put up rising down flyers on your block instead, or download the "get busy" ringtone, play it for friends, or at least preorder the album!? do something productive with all that negative energy

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

mwasi kitoko
Member since Jul 15th 2007
60768 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 07:40 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
159. "meanwhile i will be buying rising down with real money when it drops"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

yep

www.royallegacy.org
http://therapfest.com/up-next-artists/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

bfnh
Charter member
35708 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 08:25 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
160. "is the shirt quest wore gonna be on sale?"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

i mean, i'm pretty sure he made it on neighborhoodies anyway, w/his online fetish.

i buy every album the day it drops, cuz i'm a geek ass fan. if y'all ever need any help on the site -- holla, i'm back in philly and so much better.

--
http://at.yamomzcrib.com </3
04.16.2008 - to be bigger than the hnic.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Tony Sparks
Member since Nov 20th 2007
3206 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 08:32 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
161. "yall fools really arguin over a few seconds of tv time & promo?"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

tonywashington
Charter member
23570 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 09:14 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
163. "thanks for the clarification. i was confused too."
In response to Reply # 0


          

in addition, rich thanks for the insight into the industry.

-T
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"rick ross got old african woman swag" (c)nayaa

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

PungeePyPy
Member since Jul 09th 2006
9386 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 09:20 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
164. "I just don't understand how you can be disappointed"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

ESPECIALLY if you posting on here (cuz that means you a Roots fan moreso than the average bear (c) yogi ).



i understand yall wanted to hear a track off Rising Down... but wasn't this performance classic material that you'll remember 50 years from now?


sheeeesh



  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 10:59 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
179. "uhh... what?"
In response to Reply # 164


  

          


>but wasn't this performance classic material that you'll
>remember 50 years from now?

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
PungeePyPy
Member since Jul 09th 2006
9386 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 12:44 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
186. "what's the question?"
In response to Reply # 179


  

          

you don't think you'll remember this waaaay down the road?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

            
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 05:11 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
189. "i thought it was very forgettable to be honest"
In response to Reply # 186


  

          

but given the circumstances of the situation, i dont necessarily blame them for the decision.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

                
PungeePyPy
Member since Jul 09th 2006
9386 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 05:43 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
191. "I thought it was about as memorable as any televised Roots set"
In response to Reply # 189


  

          

I thought "here i come" was memorable cuz they kilt the shit outta that song, but this was up there to me.


symbolism - @@@@@
artistry - @@@@@
musicianship - @@@@1/2


I mean, it was just a cool performance.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Asoyini
Charter member
2692 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 09:48 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
165. "I enjoyed the performance and thought it was appropriate for..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

the current climate that exists here in America. It seems the studio audience enjoyed it as well... Some of you "fans" really just need to fallback. I think the fact that The Roots are still successful is GREAT considering they are very left of center. Thank God they are still around demonstrating musicianship and musical versatility!! I rarely come to OKartist and after reading this thread I am reminded why. The best posts in this entire conversation was the manager cat breaking down the science of why they do what they do. Whether you agree or disagree it is working for them... maybe not as much as they would like but they ain't exactly hurting ya dig? Just my humble opinion...

AYANA SOYINI
Artist/DJ/Producer
Khamouflage Productions
www.facebook.com/djayanasoyini
www.soundcloud.com/khamouflage
www.youtube.com/khamouflage

New single "A Dancing Mood" available now on iTunes & Amazon. Written and produced by Ayana Soyini.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Phabel
Member since Mar 24th 2005
1972 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 11:41 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
170. "Damn"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

J_Sun
Charter member
33504 posts
Fri Apr-18-08 11:56 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
171. "I was here"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Sometimes I comtemplate moving to a warmer place, then the lake and skyline give me a warm embrace" Common

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

SP1200
Charter member
20097 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 01:39 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
172. "*stands lookin over ground zero*"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

*uncovers a rising down cd in the ashes*
*lifts it up to the sun*

http://i54.tinypic.com/2j51hj4.jpg

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

CherNic
Member since Aug 18th 2005
36704 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 01:50 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
173. "**walks thru whistling**"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Crucian1
Member since Oct 04th 2002
32178 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 07:16 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
174. "I was here."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Do you really think that youre paying my bills? Really? Bitch, I wouldnt let your dumb ass buy me a condom.
If you have truly spent any money on the Roots,send me a receipt so, I can stick this fat rebate up your semili

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Zarathuckya
Charter member
2351 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 08:05 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
175. "."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

melodikangel
Member since Aug 20th 2003
15788 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 08:52 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
177. "*was hurr*"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

******************SIGGY*******************

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

taygravy
Charter member
6655 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 11:14 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
180. "great show everybody....everybody on the floor, great job."
In response to Reply # 0


          

(c) Ron Burgundy

www.theforeignexchangemusic.com

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

taygravy
Charter member
6655 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 11:37 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
181. "this poast was the best mayne.....it deeid it."
In response to Reply # 0


          

.

www.theforeignexchangemusic.com

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
BrklynzFinestPR
Member since Jan 18th 2005
1517 posts
Thu Apr-24-08 03:01 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
211. "This reply almost made me choke on my food!!"
In response to Reply # 181


  

          

<----------------------------------------
"Consider me the entity within the industry without a history of spittin the epitomy of stupidity!" - Talib Kweli
http://www.takotron.com/news/2006/mets_cap.jpg

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Vizionz28
Charter member
4787 posts
Thu Apr-24-08 10:07 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
212. "late LOL"
In response to Reply # 181


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

El_Pistolero
Member since Dec 05th 2007
2664 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 12:46 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
187. "All you internet trolls need to STFU"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Stop trying to play armchair A&R's! I thought their performance was apt for the situation. I mean, RD seems to be a very social/political album and what better way to promote it by playing the Star Spangled banner??

I would really like to hear more from you three...I love that punk vibe you guys put out!

---------------------------------------
So it goes.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 03:56 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
188. "well being as though poast RARELy go to 200+"
In response to Reply # 0


          

i guess i can say that we did an EFFECTIVE performance on colbert.

for NO performance we ever did on tv has gotten discussed THIS much.


love or hate it....

if its talked about?

E-f-f-e-c-tive

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

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
HighVoltage
Member since Jan 04th 2004
16583 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 05:12 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
190. "true.."
In response to Reply # 188


  

          

but there were a lot of post jacks in here to be fair.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.itsallthewaylive.net

www.twitter.com/allthewaylive

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

        
Owen
Member since Feb 20th 2005
35 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 06:19 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
192. "Beyond here, though..."
In response to Reply # 190


  

          

Just Google: Roots, Colbert, Guitar(s), Smash(ed)... or try adding other search words like: inspired, cliched, homage, lame, awesome, Douglas, ?uestlove, some-skinny-white-dude... key words like that...

Seems like everyone has an opinion.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
My_SP1200_Broken_Again
Charter member
56293 posts
Sat Apr-19-08 10:29 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
195. "yea but you should have done a verse from "clones""
In response to Reply # 188


  

          

...c'mon WHAT were you thinking yo?!?!?


joking with u lol...





-----------------------------------------
https://www.instagram.com/dj_chief_one
(Live Mixshow Thursday Nights 9PM/EST)

https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone
https://www.mixcloud.com/djchiefone/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
rl9
Charter member
4471 posts
Sun Apr-20-08 07:52 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
196. "this post reminds me of the scene in purple rain"
In response to Reply # 188


  

          

where the promoter gets mad at prince..."what's this one song shit?"
i mean it's not exactly the same but people in here catching feelings and overreacting about things they have no idea about. and yeah, it was effective. the question is if the people can still follow it or if everybody is ready to drop the ball and "let morris run the show"?

i think doing the ssp in that setting was a good choice. especially with the background info you gave now.

and i've been wondering how you can establish the "roots brand" in todays marketplace that translates into album sales. imo, rich broke down perfectly the demographic for roots supporters. in my 10+ years of campaigning for the roots in my circle and taking about 20+ people to shows, i observed who of those, that all loved the show, actually went out and bought the record and maybe stayed loyal.
i sadly have to say it probably was just 1-3 of those 20+ and the explantion is not "make a better record or have a nicer cover or play your hits then the people will buy".
and i do think that with quest and rich explaining things helps a lot for the okps here to realize that this is not only about having the new shit in the inbox and feel good about it for a week and then make a poll in the lesson if the record is a classic or whack.
this is about appreciating the artist and his product and staying loyal.
this is what music consumers have to realize everytime they enjoy anybody's music.
don't dwell on the songs and decisions you don't like.
give it up for the music that creates the soundtrack for your life.


''i went from bashful to asshole to international''- CdoubleO

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

excaluber
Member since Jun 15th 2006
396 posts
Sun Apr-20-08 10:20 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
197. "Just saying."
In response to Reply # 0
Sun Apr-20-08 10:22 AM by excaluber

          

Alright imma need a late pass cause i was away for a few...but here goes nothing...

Especially given the amount of time....I thought it was the perfect choice and perfect performance.

Just remember, its a political based (comedy...but still political based) show....its being done when people are especially watching to see whats gonna happen with the democratic nom.....the whole thing is politically charged.

Making a political statement like that definitely would make the biggest impact given the situation imo....

If we're saying the goal is marketing....not just the new album but the roots in general. Then i gotta say they get a big W. And i'll explain why...

We gotta assume most people watching the show don't know the roots...or atleast a large majority of them don't. OKp's know the roots...we know most of the songs on the album already...we know its coming out ...so of course we'd like to see them perform a song off it....but i'm assuming we're the small minority. So with that said...is doing 90 seconds of any RD song....or you got me...the seed...or what ever...really gonna win over many people who aren't already aware of whom the Roots are? Is that gonna be enough to make them wanna know more about the roots and get the new album? Prolly not imo...

So then what are the other options? Well you could make a broad general statement that will play to the crowd you're performing too (which is ultimately what they did)....You send a message that makes sense to THOSE people...the people who don't know the roots, but are watching Colbert because of the political news (Yes i understand its a satire...but they're still delivering news...and most people are watching for the combo)....so by performing something political you're giving THOSE people atleast a common denominator ....So now you're reaching people who might not be the least bit interested in the roots. Your performance has given them something to be interested in....and HOPEFULLY spark their interest in checking you (the roots) out further. Some people may love it...some may hate it...but if it gets people talking about it one way or the other...then thats gonna lead to people looking into the group atleast somewhat (maybe its even a very small % of the overall viewers...but still).....then thats goal accomplished no?

HV, i respect what you're saying, ultimately it wasn't crazy different then what we've seen in masters of war parts of the show (tho kirk did amp it up quite a bit...he was a man on a mission there)...but remember we've been to like a gazillion shows...so just because we've seen something similar...doesn't mean most have. Remember we're the minority here...

Bottom line I guess i just feel like making a political statement like that...on a political show....in a political backdrop (big things in philly here...lots of buzz around april 22nd)....would make a bigger broader statement (see buzz) then playing a peice of a song.



"you think its my group simply because im the only one round here whose solution to dealing with fans and journalists isn't punch em in the eye lol"

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

prophet j
Member since Aug 22nd 2002
10109 posts
Mon Apr-21-08 12:51 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
199. "didn't they just play the nat'l anthem and then smash a bunch of shit?"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

i only saw some clips, maybe i'm wrong, but i thought that was it, no songs or anything.

i mean i guess smashing stuff is cool but it doesn't seem to exciting to me.

- - - - -

jy
1974-2006

peace & love

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

qoolquest
Charter member
10251 posts
Mon Apr-21-08 01:57 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
200. "end scene ...and CUT! ok players that's a wrap! 200!!!!! **starts credit..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

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

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
blazing_sun
Member since Oct 19th 2004
8014 posts
Mon Apr-21-08 02:17 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
202. "TANGENT: You were great @ Liv tonight"
In response to Reply # 200


  

          

The folks who stayed in for the rain really missed out.


<-----Me in GD.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

1seeker
Member since Oct 16th 2003
1490 posts
Mon Apr-21-08 02:16 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
201. "RE: Roots on Colbert"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

Word

__________________________________________

Eric Drooker in the AVY his art http://drooker.com/

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Nicolay
Charter member
9608 posts
Mon Apr-21-08 09:43 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
203. "I thought it was pretty good, actually..."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

..especially in the context of the show. But.. the guitar smashing was hella unnecessary. Kirk at least smashed the shit out of it in one good clean blow, but the bassplayer's reluctant throwdown of his axe was a little awkward.

Cats be saving for three years to be able to afford even a Strat imitation by Squire... damn. Next time you get that idea, call me. I'll be glad to take it off your hands.

Nicolay

http://www.nicolaymusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/nicolay
http://www.last.fm/music/Nicolay

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Key
Member since Aug 07th 2002
2715 posts
Tue Sep-08-09 10:38 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
237. "I smash Casio keyboards"
In response to Reply # 203


  

          

I'm cheap like that.

Am I too late for this post's group hug?

IMHO!!!!!!!!!

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Servo
Member since Sep 13th 2007
3452 posts
Mon Apr-21-08 11:15 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
204. "Why does everyone here feel like the Roots owe them anything?"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

"Oh, they didn't play a song from their new album"

"Oh, they aren't promoting well enough"

Yeah... the Roots have no clue what they are doing and are not trying to promote the album well just to piss YOU off.

What the fuck is the matter with you people?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

HexaGonz
Member since Apr 08th 2008
59 posts
Tue Apr-22-08 12:36 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
205. "Haven't revisited this in a week"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

I feel like I parked my car and when I came back, that shit was on cinder blocks

fuck it
*takes plates off*

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Stern, firm, and young with a laid-back tongue.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

MapleHutt
Member since Mar 27th 2004
618 posts
Thu Apr-24-08 08:54 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
206. "Thank you for the insight and entertainment!"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

I had to post in here, because this post provided me with a crazy amount of entertainment. (I haven't gone to sleep yet because I've been madly intrigued by this post)

I was referenced to this post from ?uest's comment from the official "Rising Down" thread in The Lesson. I thought I was gonna get a bunch of angry comments, but as usual I got a lot of insight from Rich Nichols, ?uestlove and many OKPs. And TONS of humour at some Okayplayers' expense (at least they seemed like good sports).

I love this site. Thanks guys!

-----------------------------------------
DJ Tang-a-Lang
www.chry.fm
www.fusionradio.ca

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
MapleHutt
Member since Mar 27th 2004
618 posts
Fri Apr-25-08 08:15 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
214. "Oops, and ON-TOPIC"
In response to Reply # 206


  

          

The performance was great. I loved it, even as short as it was, it was quite entertaining. The smashing of the guitar was the gravy on the fries (Is that a Canadian thing?).

-----------------------------------------
DJ Tang-a-Lang
www.chry.fm
www.fusionradio.ca

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

L.E.S.
Member since Oct 18th 2006
5070 posts
Thu Apr-24-08 09:38 AM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
208. "I just watched the performance on YouTube"
In response to Reply # 0


          

and thought it was dope.

first of all, i don't have or watch television.

secondly, i think it's possible doing the star spangled banner like that
could have created a mysterious interest.. but regardless...

why are yall/we so concerned with the decisions The Roots make when
it comes to a general audience that we're not apart of? those performances
aren't for us.. we go see The Roots when they come to our cities so we
can mouth along the words to 'The Next Movement' or whatever.

why do you really care? all the talk around here about videos, tv performances,
radio singles.. that's all image. the only thing i care about is the quality of
the album itself, which i am waiting to cop when it comes out because it's one
of the few albums i'll buy all year..
i really don't get why yall get so adamant about the process
of promotion and make Quest defend his decisions. who gives a fuck?

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

PeteTheBarber
Member since Feb 24th 2007
251 posts
Thu Apr-24-08 11:12 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
210. "RE: Roots on Colbert"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

its funny how shit works on here.

a week before this show aired, if questo wouldve said "on colbert next week, we are gonna let martin luth run wild on his guitar for 90 sec on a political themed song after a political cadidate's signif other appeared on the show, and then right before finishing the song, smashes the guitar to pieces on some "fuck you politicians, fuck the system, fuck def jam, fuck radio, etc" type ish, the boards would've been blowin up with "yeah the roots are on some public enemy, quest on some chuck d type shit, takin it back, going old school, bridging the gap, going back to the good days of hiphop in the early 90s, etc etc." and mo'fos woulda been all hyped.

but because we got some album treats early, now everybodys spoiled because they didnt hear a song they heard already that they shouldn't have heard yet, live.

(no disrespect intended)

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Anfernee
Member since Nov 11th 2004
24780 posts
Fri Apr-25-08 02:06 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
213. "I was here."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

_________________________________________________________

http://www.angryasianman.com

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

fire
Charter member
111370 posts
Sun Apr-27-08 06:01 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
215. "i cant believe that 200+ motherfuckers picked apart 1:45 this way"
In response to Reply # 0
Sun Apr-27-08 06:02 AM by fire

          

shame shame shame. its the star spangled banner stupids. there isnt a roots song recorded thats EVER fucking w/the popularity/bring motherfuckers into the fold the way that ssb will. how thee fuck yall think jimi hendrix became legendary? jimi + woodstock = legendary.

________________________________________
who gonna check me boo?!

www.twitter.com/firefire100
http://instagram.com/firefire100
www.philadelphiaeagles.com

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
NJMedStudent
Member since Mar 15th 2009
356 posts
Wed Jul-08-09 09:38 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
233. "Hendrix's Woodstock performance was admittedly not his best, "
In response to Reply # 215


  

          

save for the Banner performance.

Hendrix + Monterrey Pop Festival = Legendary
Remember him lighting his guitar on fire?

I don't wanna be your friend
I just wanna be your lover
No matter how it ends
No matter how it starts

Forget about your house of cards
And I'll do mine

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

The_Orange_Ninja_Turtle
Member since Jan 14th 2005
22407 posts
Thu May-22-08 01:37 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
217. "wow um. lol."
In response to Reply # 0


          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

thegodcam
Member since Oct 22nd 2004
41137 posts
Mon May-26-08 09:45 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
218. "ARCHIVE!!!"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

*******************************************************
i will not let finite disappointment undermine infinite hope
- Cory Booker

Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win
- Gary Lineker

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

    
Mr Church Hill
Member since Dec 10th 2003
21094 posts
Tue May-27-08 09:26 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
223. "2nd"
In response to Reply # 218


  

          


Drokayplayer ™


>you're like the most known unknown poster
- Mr. Buildingblock

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

invisible ink writer
Member since Oct 11th 2002
1506 posts
Tue May-27-08 02:10 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
224. "thank you all for the insight and peek into the politics"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

7thwardhardhead
Member since Feb 20th 2003
924 posts
Fri Oct-17-08 03:39 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
227. "yep late as hell but better"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

late than never

------------------------------
I Will Not Lose! S.Carter

Don't compare me to you nigga you ain't this! Malice

Sit your five dollar ass down before I make change!

fuk ticket master $14 in fees is ass rape

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

icecold21
Member since Jan 18th 2008
8432 posts
Wed Jun-10-09 01:24 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
230. "Shouldn't this be archived already?"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

_________________________________________

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Natural Mystic
Member since Dec 05th 2008
6631 posts
Wed Jun-10-09 01:36 PM

Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
231. "LOL. this shit is still awesome."
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

greenmatter
Member since Jul 02nd 2009
82 posts
Tue Jul-07-09 11:22 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
232. "RE: Roots on Colbert"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

just saw it, tight

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

thelightishere
Member since May 24th 2005
711 posts
Thu Jul-09-09 03:57 AM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
235. "why are everybody upset ? it's great that roots was on the show!"
In response to Reply # 0


          

That is good enough for me! stop complaining!

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Midtown Records
Member since Sep 29th 2006
4776 posts
Thu Jul-09-09 11:16 PM

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy listClick to send message via AOL IM
236. "Can someone upload the audio from the show performance?"
In response to Reply # 0


  

          

__________

Lamentations 3:26
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

  

Printer-friendly copy | Top

Lobby Okayplayer News Discussion Okay Artist Archives topic #46662 Previous topic | Next topic
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.25
Copyright © DCScripts.com