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"bored in milan or"


          

really bored in milan.

good news folks. it seems as though we (the roots) might see more gold than we bargined fo.

DYWM-480k
IH-450k
TFA-880k
trca-250k
phr-550k
organ-1.4 million worlwide.




sike...more like 180k.

but good news that after near 10 years dywm will finally finish the race. same for illadelph.

question though.

has tfa or phren been your first roots record, only to motivate you on the other roots stuff you havn't copped yet?

check the resume

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

  

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RE: bored in milan or
Jun 25th 2003
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he chose his day off
Jun 25th 2003
2
      RE: he chose his day off
Jun 25th 2003
7
      because
Jun 25th 2003
9
           Ow!
Jun 25th 2003
12
           one more reason
Jun 25th 2003
15
           so thought is overseas with a brown skin shorty......
Jun 25th 2003
18
           i thought.
Jun 25th 2003
25
           that's not
Jun 25th 2003
27
           settle down stallion
Jun 25th 2003
39
           i was being ironic
Jun 25th 2003
30
                i think you meant
Jun 25th 2003
40
                     that too
Jun 26th 2003
60
           RE: because
Jun 30th 2003
84
      RE: he chose his day off
Jun 25th 2003
11
      YO THAT CHURCH IS DOPE
Jun 25th 2003
13
      RE: LOL
Jun 25th 2003
33
      isn't the duomo in firenze? n/m
Jun 26th 2003
71
      RE: he chose his day off
Jul 07th 2003
100
answer to question: yes.
Jun 25th 2003
3
haha
Jun 25th 2003
26
you are on a posting spree,
Jun 25th 2003
4
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 25th 2003
5
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 25th 2003
6
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 25th 2003
8
DYWM??!!
Jun 25th 2003
10
RE: DYWM??!!
Jun 26th 2003
55
DYWM?!?!??!?
Jun 25th 2003
14
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 25th 2003
16
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 25th 2003
17
well
Jun 25th 2003
32
      The Roots Come Alive
Jun 26th 2003
58
      RE: well
Jun 30th 2003
85
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 25th 2003
19
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 25th 2003
22
What they do...
Jun 25th 2003
20
RE: What they do...
Jun 25th 2003
21
RE: What they do...
Jun 25th 2003
34
      Actually...
Jun 27th 2003
82
i promise if i win the lottery
Jun 25th 2003
23
no
Jun 25th 2003
24
YES
Jun 25th 2003
28
Actually Rap City brought you to my attention.
Jun 25th 2003
29
hell yeah
Jun 25th 2003
31
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 25th 2003
35
I got hip to you cat's when
Jun 25th 2003
36
my first roots album
Jun 25th 2003
37
First time hearing/seeing Roots
Jun 25th 2003
38
lets make a confession quest
Jun 25th 2003
41
New fan...
Jun 25th 2003
42
i'll be in italy next month!
Jun 25th 2003
43
No one else came in on "What They Do?"
Jun 25th 2003
44
You Are not alooooone
Jun 27th 2003
76
Illdelph Halflife was
Jun 25th 2003
45
THE 'NOTIC
Jun 25th 2003
51
      RE: THE 'NOTIC
Jun 26th 2003
59
DYWM
Jun 25th 2003
46
been down since w/ the roots since high school...
Jun 25th 2003
47
Well,
Jun 25th 2003
48
RE: Well,
Jun 25th 2003
49
      Been around since..
Jun 25th 2003
50
TRCA was my first
Jun 26th 2003
52
WHAT IS ORGANIX PUSHING?!!!??!
Jun 26th 2003
53
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 26th 2003
54
dywm?!?! ws my first roots record
Jun 26th 2003
56
DYWM
Jun 26th 2003
57
Distortion to Static/Lesson 12"
Jun 26th 2003
61
You never thanked me...
Jul 03rd 2003
97
*sigh* yes, i'll admit it
Jun 26th 2003
62
NBA Inside stuff put me on to The Roots
Jun 26th 2003
63
Adrenaline!
Jun 26th 2003
64
illidelph halflife was my first/any more singles?????
Jun 26th 2003
65
DYWM....
Jun 26th 2003
66
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 26th 2003
67
proceed/distortion to static
Jun 26th 2003
68
Been with y'all since DYWM?!?!?
Jun 26th 2003
69
first roots album i bought was tfa
Jun 26th 2003
70
I seen "Distortion To Static" video on "The Box"...
Jun 26th 2003
72
DYWM
Jun 26th 2003
73
my brother got illadelph halflife.
Jun 26th 2003
74
from the ground up ep
Jun 26th 2003
75
What They Do.
Jun 27th 2003
77
illadelph halflife
Jun 27th 2003
78
It was first the Proceed Remix.
Jun 27th 2003
79
TFA was the album that brought me to Hip Hop
Jun 27th 2003
80
RE: bored in milan or
Jun 27th 2003
81
illadelph halflife
Jun 27th 2003
83
For me?
Jul 02nd 2003
86
2 b honest i saw the roots 4 the 1st time on jay-z's
Jul 02nd 2003
87
i got DYWM in 94 or 95 first
Jul 02nd 2003
88
DYWM was my first Roots album
Jul 02nd 2003
89
my cousin got me hip to the roots
Jul 02nd 2003
90
Saw you in Dallas w/ RATM
Jul 02nd 2003
91
RE: bored in milan or
Jul 02nd 2003
92
RE: bored in milan or
Jul 02nd 2003
93
chron. order.
Jul 02nd 2003
94
actually, soulseek motivated me to get the other roots
Jul 02nd 2003
95
I bought Illadeph Halflife first
Jul 03rd 2003
96
I bought DYWM off...
Jul 03rd 2003
98
Congrats
Jul 03rd 2003
99
RE: bored in milan or
Jul 07th 2003
101
I actually picked up dywm....
Jul 07th 2003
102
Phreneology was my first album
Jul 07th 2003
103
started with....
Jul 07th 2003
104
TFA was my gateway drug
Jul 08th 2003
105
RE: bored in milan or
Jul 08th 2003
106
everyone else is doing it . . .
Jul 08th 2003
107
watermelon, chicken and grits
Jul 08th 2003
108

allison
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1. "RE: bored in milan or"
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Wed Jun-25-03 10:02 AM

  

          

why aren't you out shopping with Black ?

I've been hip since Clones
my ex hipped me to Organix and this site

me:do the roots have a site ?
him:yes, www.okayplayer.com
me:well damn !



~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~

  

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qoolquest
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2. "he chose his day off"
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to be in amsterdamn.

nerd ass me wanted to site see these big ass churches.

check the resume

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

  

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Melle
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7. "RE: he chose his day off"
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Why aren't you in Amsterdam?! (And don't say anything bad about my city!)

Started with DYWM, didn't buy Organix till TFA (actually... didn't even know about it!)

- Melle

  

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qoolquest
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9. "because"
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the "national" pastime there is something i dont do there.



...i refuse to pay for sex.

check the resume

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

  

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Melle
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12. "Ow!"
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Wed Jun-25-03 10:37 AM

  

          

Foul play!

You're buggin', right? Come on man... That stuff is only in one small part of the city. Most of the people that go there are tourists.
There's so much more to it then just the red lights. And I don't mean the coffeeshops!

Seriously, what parts of Amsterdam have you seen? Not *just* the red lights, right? That's kinda the same as going to London and seeing nothing but Oxford Street! (I know... I couldn't think of a better example than that)

Trust me, there's more to it... a lot more

Edit: And no, I don't pay for sex, either!

  

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Melle
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15. "one more reason"
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you should've gone to Amsterdam is that this whole week there's the Amsterdam Roots Festival (http://www.amsterdamroots.nl/en/)... And y'all ain't even there!

(and I know, I *should* actually be out seeing Ozomatli at this moment, but I've got to get up mad early tomorrow)

  

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18. "so thought is overseas with a brown skin shorty......"
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that cost about $40?

i got it all figured out

i been a fan since proceed

ahh highschool...im gettin friggin old

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25. "i thought."
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it was smokin cheeba too.... or maybe the world has been lying to me for like 10 years





  

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Melle
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27. "that's not"
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a "national" pastime...

Why do people always think that everyone here's either walkin' round high, walking around the Red Lights, or a combination thereof?

Most of the people I know don't smoke. And I've only met three people who've (admitted to) been to the red lights, two of them were Brittish...

I'm not blaming anyone for thinking so, just curious why everyone always thinks that's all that happens down here... It's kinda funny, but it wears off after a while. Whenever I'm abroad, and I tell people I'm from Amsterdam, they straight away assume I smoke, and are wondering whether I've brought any.

Still, I don't think it's the worst reputation to have...

- Melle

  

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39. "settle down stallion"
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why do most people think that everyone is walking around high? do you really have to ask me that question? besides, obviously the culuture in Amsterdam extends further than the red light district. I'm neither naiive nor sheltered.





  

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30. "i was being ironic"
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this is why he went.

check the resume

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

  

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Tcallquest18
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40. "i think you meant"
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facetious.





  

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qoolquest
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60. "that too"
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i aint feel like using the 2.40 words today

check the resume

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

  

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84. "RE: because"
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so you pay for sex in the STATES????
what a true patriot!!!

  

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11. "RE: he chose his day off"
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TAriq choose amsterdamn...now we know whose the real brains behind the roots.......but he might not have a brain after amsterdamn.we then you can take over

So wht you saying is ben was kinda your Zen master........Guiding you to achieve center.... thus allowin you to branch out throughout the sphere

come back home my son and dispense the knowledge (in my mr mayagee voice)
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so i ask you my brothers and sisters "Are you youself"

Alpine--Da beneficent
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13. "YO THAT CHURCH IS DOPE"
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I am saying... I met this jawn there.. I bought wine and bread and shit and we chilled on the roof of the duomo and made out.....Don't be a nerd for liking churches LOL!!!

  

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33. "RE: LOL"
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>I am saying... I met this jawn there.. I bought wine and
>bread and shit and we chilled on the roof of the duomo and
>made out.....Don't be a nerd for liking churches LOL!!!
LMFAO

i discovered the roots with TFA. For real that album made me love hip hop
thanx for your attention ..


  

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71. "isn't the duomo in firenze? n/m"
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100. "RE: he chose his day off"
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MY NAME IS SPOOOOOOOOOOOGE!!!! SPOOOOOOOOGE!!!! SPOOOOOOOOOGE!!!!

MY NAME IS spooge.


i'd like all the playas to know that roscoe is the shit. even when he's sleepin on the bed. If you don't know who i'm talking about...go suck a lemon. thank you for your time. goodbye

"sometimes i like to be held. sometimes i like to be stroked. and sometime is just hell(d)." -Common Kweli

"eh holmes, why you come in my barrio dressed like that? don't you know I got that same shirt holmes?? thats messed up ese, now we're gonna look

  

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3. "answer to question: yes."
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1998 was my first year of college, and the first year i'd ever been exposed to hip hop as a conscientious music lover.
i bought things fall apart in my first wave of cd buying (along with lauryn, tribe's love movement, jay-z vol. 2, outkast aquemini)...before that "wave" i didn't own any cds at all. just tapes...lol...

anyways, to make a short answer long, yes, after tfa and seeing y'all live at my school, i went back and bought every album twice. once for me, once for my older sis.

______________________________
for a minute there, i lost myself.

  

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26. "haha"
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yeah i had never really bought or owned cds until college and it was hip-hop in general and the roots specifically that got me buying cds (didn't have tapes neither). all hip-hop and jazz ones too haha. although i did buy one violent femmes album (they are dope) haha.

  

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4. "you are on a posting spree,"
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but go out and check out milan

i got the name of a GREAT bakery that makes the most fabulous cakes there.

im gonna try to find it

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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5. "RE: bored in milan or"
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There's gotta be some nice records stores in Milan

"Most of you can't even comprehend what I am saying to you,even in my human form the message I'm relaying"-Monch

  

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6. "RE: bored in milan or"
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>really bored in milan.
>
>good news folks. it seems as though we (the roots) might see
>more gold than we bargined fo.
>
>DYWM-480k
>IH-450k
>TFA-880k
>trca-250k
>phr-550k
>organ-1.4 million worlwide.
>
>
>
>
>sike...more like 180k.
>
>but good news that after near 10 years dywm will finally
>finish the race. same for illadelph.
>
>question though.
>
>has tfa or phren been your first roots record, only to
>motivate you on the other roots stuff you havn't copped yet?


well i first got into the Roots by TFA (im a young cat so you know), then i bought Illadelph, then DYWM, then TRCA, then TFA, then Phren (yeah pretty bizarre order).
but basically TFA was my first Roots record just cuz i d/led most of the shit after hearing You Got Me and The Next Movement. i recently copped another copy of it after losing my first.


by the way, how's Milan? a relative of mine just bought a house in Sicily, she used to live in Florence. supposedly Sicily is beautiful minus the mafia influence.

i dunno your tour dates, but if you plan on going down to Sicily you gotta do your site-seeing thing there.


  

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Alpine
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8. "RE: bored in milan or"
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Wed Jun-25-03 10:21 AM

  

          

not to be boasful but i gotz all of them.....and illedelph was the first. didn't buy DYWM and Organix cause it was already in my home.....my cousin put me on.
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Creative expression has no limits, and always delving deep within yourself is the key to individualism

so i ask you my brothers and sisters "Are you youself"

Alpine--Da beneficent
Da beneficent

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10. "DYWM??!!"
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I opened with DYWM?!! i ve bought maybe 2-3 copies of this jawn because it was my turning point in hop-hop. I followed suit after that with Every Jawn. I was hella late on Phren though. I never copped Organix ( sue me)

"One good thing about music--when it hits--you feel no pain...so hit me with MUSIC...Harder...Brutalize me!!" ~ Bob Marley

  

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55. "RE: DYWM??!!"
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also got dywm, slightly before illadelph came out. i waited a while on illadelph, then bought tfa and phrenology around the times of their release. it's surprising to me, and i'm somewhat proud that i've been paying attention that long- i was like 17 when dywm came out, and i'm glad i was up on it. even more glad that the quality music has kept coming forth. can't say that about many groups/bands i was buying ten years ago.

  

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14. "DYWM?!?!??!?"
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First Roots CD I ever bought... Bought it the day it dropped while I was living down in Winchester, VA. Being from Philly, it kinda filled me with pride, and gave me a taste of home.

One.

Unscene

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"I'll take you back to Philly so you can find your Roots..." - Bumpy Knuckles

"Love is worth more than gold but, fear's equally sold to counterparts and enemies... feel me?" - Saukrates

"Chickenheads think I'm paid, guess that's why they give me dome. Shit, my dick's off the hook, they should call me Bizzy Bone." - Lonnie B

one.

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pickled beats

  

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16. "RE: bored in milan or"
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tell me was this Hip Hop 101 ever in stores...that could have beeen a little history lesson for sale...especially for the joe button and 50cent fans out there

but seriously Chunk D added so much quality to that little docu right there. good time girl should take some notes. all i'm hearing is about her italian boygirls.

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17. "RE: bored in milan or"
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Damn, I was hoping The Seed would push ya'll into platinum, but I guess with all the record label business, it didn't blow up as it should have (but it still did pretty well, right?)

Anyway...I bought TFA first, although I was into The Roots before that, just never got around to BUYING anything (no, I wasn't downloading...this was 1999 and I had a 28.8 modem). Now I have them all, so you can say that I was most definitely inspired to buy the rest I guess.

And yeah, go dig man. Eff a computer.

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32. "well"
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the seed is what pushed "break you off"/300,000 esque phren to gold. i feel like it is platinum based on the fact of the album it came from.

check the resume

organix-93
(from the ground up)-94
do you want more?!!???!-95
illadelph halflife-96
things fall apart-99
(the legendary)-99
the roots come alive-99
phrenology-2002
the tipping point-2004
(the roots present...) 2004
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58. "The Roots Come Alive"
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I admit it; I'm late. I wasn't hip to y'all at all. I didn't know anything about y'all until I saw you perform at the Essence Festival 2001. I haven't been the same since nor have I missed a show in the DC metropolitan area since. I love a good show and I can always count on y'all to bring it!! I bought TRCA because of that live experience. Bought Phren. the day it came out. Still love it to this day. Will be getting the rest soon. See y'all Labor Day weekend!!!

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85. "RE: well"
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the video hurt the song
we all know, videos help/push a song furthur than it can go
You can try 'Radiohead' methods, but I doubt y'all wanna be broke like us.

  

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19. "RE: bored in milan or"
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My first Roots album was the live one..

I had heard, in passing from friends, a couple of songs over time and the live one had them all on there.. Certainly motivated me to go buy all the albums.. AND THEN to go at midnight at Tower in KOP to pick up the New one, with all the Tupac fans..

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22. "RE: bored in milan or"
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When i first heard "what they do" i went out and copped the cd then was hooked to everything else you guys put out

  

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20. "What they do..."
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1st thing I ever heard from the roots, been hooked ever since.
My 1st roots album was TFA so I guess your right, now have all the others. I think I got Organix last.

who played guitar on what they do, anybody know?


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21. "RE: What they do..."
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My guess (no liner notes in front of me) is Raphael Saadiq since he did the hook...but that's just a guess.

When are ya'll EVER gonna play that one live again?

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34. "RE: What they do..."
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>1st thing I ever heard from the roots, been hooked ever
>since.
>My 1st roots album was TFA so I guess your right, now have
>all the others. I think I got Organix last.
>
>who played guitar on what they do, anybody know?
>
whoever Spanky is...i guess its Raphael Saddiq (it says Spanky in the liner notes)

  

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82. "Actually..."
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I think his full name is Charles "Splanky" Alford and he played guitar and toured with TTT and I think he's on Voodoo, and he's definitely on Instant Vintage.

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23. "i promise if i win the lottery"
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I will go out and buy 50,ooo copies of IH and DYWM each....
Keep your fingers crossed,cause at this point im broke as a bitch

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24. "no"
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my bro had dywm back in like 8th grade (we're both 22 now) and that and nwa's greatest hits were about the only two rap records i really listened to. then in college when i started to get into hip-hop i bought the roots come alive ('bout three years ago). then (within a matter of months) i bought tfa, dywm, illadelph, that one ep with "the roots is worldwide" hook and then phren when it came out.

and i can honestly say that the roots are what got me checking for cats like tribe and wu-tang which got me checking for damn near everybody that is or was dope in hip-hop plus jazz too. haha it was like a revolution.

  

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28. "YES"
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TFA was my first, i got it soon after it came out cause my friend recommended it. i played it out and though it was good but, but i didn't really get it. it was too long for me to digest.

then i got the live album when came out. i heard all these songs that i knew in a live context and it blew me away. for me "Come Alive" was what i needed to understand TFA and it gave me a new respect for it...so after that i got DYWM and illadelph, and eventually i found organix. since i first bought TFA ive seen you live 6 times, one of them was the MTV show and im on the DVD for like half a second nodding my head, so i think the answer to your question is yes.

if you asked this cause you were wondering whether MCA (or wherever the universal music group puts your band) should repress/promote your back catalog. do one of those "super saver" things or whatever i say yes do it.

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29. "Actually Rap City brought you to my attention."
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When I saw You Got Me I went out and bought TFA.....I thought it was fucking garbage, then I bought Black On Both Sides and loved it, then I listened to TFA and loved that too, then I bought the rest of your shit. BTW the church thing sounds like Just Married...shitty movie.....

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31. "hell yeah"
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after tfa, i went out and got dywm, followed by illadelph. then, now that i had heard most of the roots songs, i bought trca because i would know more. then i got the legendary, for archival/ collectors purposes, and while i was in london, i made it my goal to hunt for from the ground up, and paid like 17 pounds for it. then i made sure to cop phren the first day. finally, i found organix in april in an independent chapel hill, nc record store.

and that is my buying history of the roots, one of the few bands i will actually pay money for recorded product from today.

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35. "RE: bored in milan or"
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The song that got me into the Roots was "Mellow my Man" in Fall 95. I worked at a record store and had it on a promo cd. I bought the "What they Do" single and had a copy of IH on tape, but it wasn't till TFA that I actually bought a Roots CD. I since have bought all of them including Organix. I'm glad to see that phren is gold. Man, if album sales were dictated by quality, you guys would be multiplatinum artist several times over.
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36. "I got hip to you cat's when"
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I was working on the set of John Stewarts 1st show (which was only on a very short time) - I was there working in an intern capacity and the Roots were plug'n and playing new tracks off DYWM - I don't remember the track you played I think it might have been...(I'm drawing a blank)Anyway from then on I've been down...

Don't they have any indie record store's you can spend some $$ at there in Milan??


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37. "my first roots album"
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was ih clones made me buy that album but i do remember the silent treatment video when i was in the tenth grade went back and brought dywm have them all respondreact

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38. "First time hearing/seeing Roots"
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First time seeing a video of the Roots...was Proceed.
I thought the video was wicked - revolving around the guys as they rhyme off. Since the song was 'proceed' and the video had it ... as when one guy finished another took over or 'proceed'ed.
It was on MuchMusic's Rapcity top 100 videos of the year. I remember waking up early in the morning to catch the replay and recording it, from the T.V. to the tapedeck.
First cd was Illa/Half - watching the video and joking about how everyone else had the same themes. Totally agreed, figured lets check them out... and yet have to be disappointed.
then went back to catch DYWM, Organix - which must say was fuck'n expensive, to Legendary, From the Ground up, TFA, and now Phren.
I have wrote before in other messages, the Roots are 'Pink Floyd' of our time and ?uestlove(new Quincy) is gonna produce a shitload of people and most of them will be non-hiphop related.
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41. "lets make a confession quest"
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okay, so my ass was only 16 when TFA dropped, so yeah, that was my first roots album i actually purchased. I copped it used from a kid for $5 the first week it dropped, I can't front. But since then I've gone on to love ya'll music, and now own 2 copies of organix, ftgu, dywm, iladelph, tfa, the legendary, trca, rahzel's, scratch's, phreno, and mad vinyl whitelables (which doesnt help you out directly, but it gets radio play)

so long story short, it does happen like that too man.. buying albums in reverse order and shit, so good luck

  

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I picked up Phren in Dec.Enjoyed it.I just got Atfa,last month.I freckin love this album.I don't know how I missed it when it came out?Anyways,I guess i'm working my ways backwards.The next cd i'll get will be IH,but i'll wait a few more months.I plan to have all your albums by next spring.Ok?








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43. "i'll be in italy next month!"
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:-D the motherland. *sigh*

i do not own organix... i know i know.

IH (purchased week it was released), DYWM, TFA, come alive, phren. order bought.

?uest, guess what? i have "proceed pt. III" taped from radioactive... i think it was the "world premiere" of it. gotta love the shoebox of old cassettes from grade skool.

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44. "No one else came in on "What They Do?""
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I will never forget the first time i saw the What They Do video, I thought it was the funniest shit I had ever seen..You know the deal, "House rental 5K, that's not champagne, it's apple cider" and all those subtitles makin' fun of the gangtsa image.....

Yeah, I went in to the roots on Illadelph, and I gotta say....I know I'm all alone on this, but that is by FAR my fave Roots cd. TFA did the big units, and it's my second fave, but Illadelph and especially What They Do was a turning point for me as a high school hip hop kid.....Man, that album is the shit...gonna go listen to it now

Yo ?uest, how come you guys NEVER do What They Do in concert? I seen y'all 4 times now, and you've NEVER played it!?!? SPRITE LIQUID MIX SHOWS...PLEAS PLAY IT IN SEATTLE (AUBURN!) Woah...too many capitals.....

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76. "You Are not alooooone"
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>Yeah, I went in to the roots on Illadelph, and I gotta
>say....I know I'm all alone on this, but that is by FAR my
>fave Roots cd.


I couldnt agree with you more

  

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45. "Illdelph Halflife was"
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my 1st, then went on to TFA, then went back to DYWM, then TRCA, then Phren, then Organix


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51. "THE 'NOTIC"
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same order here...
i got IH in '97 after hearing the M.i.B. soundtrack, (which i recently bought for myself for 90p + postage hehe) and being dead impressed with that little poppier hypnotic... made me buy brown sugar too...
i didnt understand IH for about half a year, too dense & dark and intricate for my young ears...
it must be said that TRCA really did help add gravitas to the whole catelogue. i must have another one with 'What They Do' and 'Rock You' (fully vernon reid/ben kenneyed out) and a q-tip cameo and some more solos...

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If a course is not cut for it, it turns the ground round it into a swamp."
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59. "RE: THE 'NOTIC"
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the M.I.B. soundtrack got me onto the roots too, then i d/l ed some stuff, before hearing some rahzel someone at school was playing (can't remember if it was from a roots record or not). so my first roots cd was DYWM, then phren, then illadelph, followed by TRCA and TFA (same day), and from the ground up. i'm still looking for organix at a price a student can afford.


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46. "DYWM"
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blew my mind when i first heard it
would just float away with the music

so i was salivating for IH by the time it came out

which kind of scared me into loving it

TFA was immediately adored
('elephant dynamite' is prolly still one of my favorite Dilla tracks)

TRCA needs a volume II pronto (w/ more solos, please?)

Phren. i like, but is yet to really be as loved. i think EC stole it's thunder for me.

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47. "been down since w/ the roots since high school..."
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>has tfa or phren been your first roots record, only to
>motivate you on the other roots stuff you havn't copped yet?

one of my homeboys told me i needed to expand my palette and made me a tape. on the tape was the album version of proceed and the version they did for the 'stolen moments' album. after that i borrowed his copy of DYWM and never gave it back...

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48. "Well,"
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after my man Tone did a show with yall i went out there and bought me a copy(DYWM). Then i just got hooked to it and kept on coming to every show yall had and now im in father Questos cult,lol.

Before that, i didnt know who the fuck you guys where and i was wondering why my man was perfoming with some "live group",lol...ive realized my mistake once i peeped the show and ask for forgiveness...
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49. "RE: Well,"
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When i get a album, i sit down with my team of experts and we break the album down. In Phrens case, it was very clear that The Seed will play a big factor in record sales..congrats and keep up the good work!
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50. "Been around since.."
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Been hooked since the DYWM days. Copped every album the day it came out. Eventually found a copy of Organix just to complete the collection.

  

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52. "TRCA was my first"
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after that came TFA, IH, DYWM and Phren. i don't have organix yet, cause its hard to get if you're not buying online (which i'm apparently not doin ).

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53. "WHAT IS ORGANIX PUSHING?!!!??!"
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LET ME GUESS......100K?

I REALLY WANT TO KNOW.

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54. "RE: bored in milan or"
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I started with TFA. I really didn't have any exposure to the Roots before that (sue me). Since then I've bought all of the others.

  

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56. "dywm?!?! ws my first roots record"
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bought after seeing "proceed" on video vibrations (ahh..the memories....)

I got organix late in the game, still haven't copped "from the ground up"

  

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57. "DYWM"
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I first bought the 'Distortion to static' single, that hooked nice. When silent treatment came in, that put me over the top.

since then, i've bought all roots stuff.

  

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61. "Distortion to Static/Lesson 12""
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That's when I got hip. My man put me on to the single and we were blown back by Dice Raws flow. I copped and still love to this day DYWM. Bought Organix around Iladel timeframe but don't really spin it.

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97. "You never thanked me..."
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For getting you hip.

I remember you clowned me for buying that single too. Remember I copped Distortion to static single and Mic Geronimo's single at the same time. Distortion hit us but The Lesson blew us away.....Dice Riggidy pulled us in...he made you eat crow for clowning....lol

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62. "*sigh* yes, i'll admit it"
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>question though.
>
>has tfa or phren been your first roots record, only to
>motivate you on the other roots stuff you havn't copped yet?

TFA was my first Roots purchase that motivated me to buy everything (including the Legendary EP) EXCEPT Organix. Haven't found it yet.

Don't hurt me! I'm just keepin' it real and I feel like I am coming clean, too! haha

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63. "NBA Inside stuff put me on to The Roots"
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I started with "Do You Want More." I was watching NBA inside stuff back in the day and the music for that jam session that day was proceed. I remember Ahmad Rashad saying, "the music comes from a group called the Roots." I was automatically infatuated with the little snippet I got. Went to store, bought it and loved it. I then went bought every Roots album after that. I went by to buy Organix around the TFA time and I also copped the legendary EP.


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64. "Adrenaline!"
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that was THE song that convinced me to buy TFA.

my sister asked me had I heard it before. I said no, she played it, I promptly bought the cd a few days later. I went on to co every other Roots record (except everything pre-TFA I bought on tape).

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65. "illidelph halflife was my first/any more singles?????"
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then i bought dywm
then tfa
then the legendary
then come alive
then organix
then from the ground up
then phren......

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66. "DYWM...."
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-Rn

  

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67. "RE: bored in milan or"
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Actually the first album I got into was the live album. My friend used to play it ALL the time and after getting into that I went back and got the earlier stuff, and now as close to first in line when I can when the new ish drops.

  

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68. "proceed/distortion to static"
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ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha....

so bizarre i used to think. but i loved it.

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69. "Been with y'all since DYWM?!?!?"
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Damn... passin up Amsterdam. I am jealous. Well, I hope you all recorded them off-the-hook crazy ass performances you been talking 'bout. Singing Prince and shit.

Back from the dead.



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70. "first roots album i bought was tfa"
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then i got dywm and latest roots purchase phrenology

  

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72. "I seen "Distortion To Static" video on "The Box"..."
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and that urged me to buy the album. I kept going up to Camelot Music(who?) every week after that video came out asking bout DYWM. And when I finally got that album, I dubbed a copy for my friend(sorry). That was my freshman year of high school. DYWM, Boogiemonster's first album, and Midnight Marauders were in constant rotation.

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73. "DYWM"
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Heard it in my pal's car. I finally got myself a copy (sometime after IH was released, though I didn't know about it because I wasn't looking.) And after realizing how much I loved the album I got IH and TFA on the same trip (yes I was *that late*)

Grabbed phren during a midnight release.

  

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74. "my brother got illadelph halflife."
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at first i was hating because i wasn't into hiphop really.

then i dubbed it. and listened to that shit almost everyday since.

sunshine took me to places i had never been with music. it was like church in my earlobes.

it was beautiful man

that's why i appreciate your music and will continue to support. you take me places in your music that i rarely get to go with others.

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75. "from the ground up ep"
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>has tfa or phren been your first roots record, only to
>motivate you on the other roots stuff you havn't copped yet?

first roots record: from the ground up ep, late in '94 i think. talkin' loud... "acid jazz"...

then i somehow lost sight of the roots, only to rediscover you around the time of tfa... loving the new stuff & appreciating the old more than ever.

≡ peace... mefunx

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77. "What They Do."
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I'm 24 and what go me hooked on the Roots is the video for What they Do. It still remains one of the most orginal rap video concepts ever!

CD order:
Illadelph--> DYWM--> TFA --> TRCA --> Phren

Favorite to Least:
TFA --> DYWM --> Illadelph --> Phren --> Organix

"Times is hard, it's hard for me to make it. It ain't hard to tell, but it's hard for me to fake it. Plus it's hard to be me, it's hard to stop drinking. I guess it's hard for you hard Niggas to start thinking...." -Common

"Times is hard, it's hard for me to make it. It ain't hard to tell, but it's hard for me to fake it. Plus it's hard to be me, it's hard to stop drinking. I guess it's hard for you hard Niggas to start thinking...." -Common

  

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78. "illadelph halflife"
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4.5 mics back when it meant something! so i bought it and i been a fan since then.



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79. "It was first the Proceed Remix."
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the Bhudda Brothers in VA use to love that joint. That put me on to DYWM. It was after IH, that I discovered Organix. No disrespect and all love, but there is a reason why that album won't go gold now. Maybe in 10 years or so when people will treat you all like the beatles and hendrix and pay good money for y'all burping on wax, but until then the album sounds like a group that needs to be left in the oven just a little while longer.

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80. "TFA was the album that brought me to Hip Hop"
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LARDLAD:THE PRO BLACK PROPHET

TODAY'S PROPHECY:
"So I'm on the wing of the clock that time wants nothing to do with. And he tell me where to go. I just nod my head, cause I can't see it, but he tell me it's there. It was larger he say, but to deep for me to notice. I stare ahead, and I make out what I can see is a fabrication of what he told me it wasn't. And he look at me and say "any questions?"


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81. "RE: bored in milan or"
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>but good news that after near 10 years dywm will finally
>finish the race. same for illadelph.

don't forget about tfa approaching plat. i hope you get there.

>question though.
>
>has tfa or phren been your first roots record, only to
>motivate you on the other roots stuff you havn't copped yet?

YES. tfa was the impetus to devote the vast majority of my life to learning, listening to, and loving hip-hop. I now have every album, including an autographed copy of From the Ground Up on vinyl.

pretend to be cats don't seem to know they limitations
exact replication and false representation

  

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83. "illadelph halflife"
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son all these "OK"s in the main page are making me dizzy and disoriented though forreal. Feel like i been drinking on an empty stomach and shit.

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86. "For me?"
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>question though.
>
>has tfa or phren been your first roots record, only to
>motivate you on the other roots stuff you havn't copped yet?

DYWM was first - I found it in one of the studios of the radio station I worked at in college. To tell the truth, I didn't like the whole record at first, until I LISTENED and saw the vision y'all were going for.

I went on from there, anxiously awaiting every album that came out.

I bought Organix during y'all's downtime between IH & TFA.

I still haven't bought "From The Ground Up" yet. It's too expensive.

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87. "2 b honest i saw the roots 4 the 1st time on jay-z's"
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mtv unplugged...i was blown away, completely impressed with the show. fast forward to jay-z's thanksgiving show in hammerstein last year...disappointed...dare i say disgusted...told a "co-worker" about it and that i thought in hind-sight what made the unplugged show so great clearly wuz the band...she said sho' ya right and i bought phren.

when i finish absorbing that album like a fine bottle of wine, i will cop the rest.

**becstasy**

  

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88. "i got DYWM in 94 or 95 first"
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>has tfa or phren been your first roots record, only to
>motivate you on the other roots stuff you havn't copped yet?

after reading this USA Today article about some tripped out hip hop heads who fuck with jazz. plus it said branford marsalis gave it the head nod/ thumbs up. got all the others after.








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89. "DYWM was my first Roots album"
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I got it when it first came out and I've bought everything else after that the first day it dropped also. I just recently found Organix a few months ago. I don't have the live album though. Eh.

  

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90. "my cousin got me hip to the roots"
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we was cruisin in his hometown of montreal in the car when he put dywm on. the first song he plyed was proceed and i just started groovin to it. he loaned me the cd, and i could not stop listening. i bought that, then come alive, then tfa, then ill, phren, and im yet to get organix, or any of the singles/ep's. but as soon as i gather some cash, i will.

peace, dgonsh

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91. "Saw you in Dallas w/ RATM"
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wu-tang i guess got kicked off the tour and (lucky me) you guys replaced them. I wish they would have also replaced Atari Teenage Riot cause boy they sucked live. Ne ways...i was blown away by the live performance, went out and bought TFA the next day.




  

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92. "RE: bored in milan or"
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It was Datskat that propelled me to go to the record store and buy my first Roots album, and it turned out that the one they had was Illadelph. I had heard the song off a compilation and didn't know that you already had two other albums out before then. But got IH, listened, and was thenceforth hooked. That must have been 96 - junior year. I've now got em all (including that legendary EP) and feel that by all things good and true in this world they should all be platinum. I'm probably gonna have to contribute twice to the cause for a couple of em anyways cause IH is scuffed beyond tolerance, by a long shot, and DYWM has recently come up lost... however it is that that can happen. Who knows, maybe there'll be a resurgence of interest in classical artistry and they will all be enshrined in even more precious metals.

Enjoy Milan, churches, Europe, and everything else. I'll finally be seeing you guys again in August. The touring you all do is amazing. Finally, a universal touring machine. Shit, only some hard core propellerheads will get that one. That means I really got to shut up now. Peace.

  

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93. "RE: bored in milan or"
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From the ground up? Didn't know about that till I started reading all these replies. Why is it so expensive?

Guess I don't have them all.

  

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94. "chron. order."
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except organix of course.

because even though it was released in 1953, larger chains didn't start carrying it until illadelph and tfa came out.

but i think people just simply lose cds. or they bought the tapes when they first came out then crossed over to cd. because that's what i did.

fuck. i still got rumpletilskinz on tape. the white tape even...shit.

how the hell am i broke? i made 6 million dollars last year!
well remember when you bought the million dollar man?
...oh...
and he ran away?
...oh...yeah...
and everybody knows, when the 6 million dollar man runs...nobody catches him.
take this shit to activist.

  

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95. "actually, soulseek motivated me to get the other roots"
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i bought tfa, and d/l'd phren...i had a few remixes to silent treatment and dug some joints off of ih, but with soulseek, i went and copped all the joints i didn't have

oh yeah, i shoplifted trca....

...a child is born with no state of mind, blind to the ways of mankind, god is smilin' on you and frownin' too, because only god knows what you gonna do...melle mel

  

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96. "I bought Illadeph Halflife first"
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I had the tape of that shyt! I had tapes back then. I loved the What they Do video so much that I had to cop the whole tape. Then I got Do You Want More!!??!!!??! and loved that too, the title track is amazing to this day. Damnit that reminds me that I have a blown speaker in my car! Then I got Organix, then Things Come Together, this weird like bootleg, then Things Fall Apart, then The Legendary, then The Roots Come Alive, and this year i copped Phrenology. Many CD singles in between then, and the instrumental albums. I really helped ya'll go gold becase I had to buy the Illadelph and DYWM CD's to replace my ratty old tapes!

Peace and good luck

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EBAY!!!! in 2001 for like $5
ha

and then you guys came to Gainesville my Junior year
so it went from there...
I played the CD at work, and got more people to go to their show
I've seen you guys 3 times (Gainesville/Swannee Harvest/Orlando)
and I've either bought or heard everything else you've done
I love that damn album

see, ebay ain't all that bad

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>
>
>
>borderline skitzo sorta fine tits though

  

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Man....looks like TFA will eventually go PLAT and I would love to see Illadelph go GOLD.

Congrizzies

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101. "RE: bored in milan or"
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Picked up DYM in nine four and I got everything since then,but when Organix came out I was still doin my booty music thing(yeah that's right southern cats dig the roots too).

  

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102. "I actually picked up dywm...."
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In a bin of cds for a dollar back in 92 or 93 I think. It was a promotional cd they were selling, which I don't think are supposed to be sold......but my brother came home with it, and I didn'te get organix till after I got "things fall apart". I wasn't totally convince till Illadelph though that i'd pick up the rest of them jokers.
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raool
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Mon Jul-07-03 03:32 PM

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103. "Phreneology was my first album"
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I liked it and I'll check out the other ones.

  

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pzee
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Mon Jul-07-03 09:08 PM

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104. "started with...."
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peer-pressure on the highway...
1st car hot-boxed against will
+virgin lungs (virgin mind)...(aah hell, i was a virgin period then)
+suggestion to put "this"(DYWM) in deck and let it play out
=trippin way too hard 'pon first earshot of static to distortion
...leading to serious dependancy's on both roots' music and BC bud
chronologically:
DYWM copped '97
organix copped '97
illadelph halflife copped '98
(sorry y'all played catchup till TFA)
TFA '99
Roots come alive '99
phrenology '02
From the ground up...(straight outta deutchland roughly a month ago)'03
...and still get the urge to buy another copy of DYWM every time i see it...is there something wrong with me???

  

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Key
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Tue Jul-08-03 04:06 AM

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105. "TFA was my gateway drug"
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I heard You Got Me on public radio and I HAD to go out and buy that album. At that point I didn't even know you guys played your own instruments which was a nice suprise. Only one I don't have now is that EP in between TFA and Phren.

http://keymusic.bandcamp.com/album/apophenia

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Yumpynk
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Tue Jul-08-03 04:56 AM

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106. "RE: bored in milan or"
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Since we are all confessing when we got "open" on the ROOTS...
I must say that "BREAK YOU OFF" alerted my senses. I knew the brothers were giving us diferent flavors of ear candy.. Then I felt a more sexy vibe...Yes I had to explore their creativity a little more. So, I copped all the albums. Now I'm waiting for more...

  

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Smingers
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Tue Jul-08-03 06:13 AM

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107. "everyone else is doing it . . ."
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so:

my roomate in college, first year, hipped me to the roots. i had heard of y'all before TFA dropped, a friend of mine i met on a trip through israel told me, "this fall, there's a new album dropping from THE ROOTS" and the name sounded familiar, "you HAVE to get it." i was like, whatever cracker . . . wasn't really into hip hop much back then.

anyway, i got TFA and it got under my skin. eventually, on a trip to toronto, i saw DYWM for like 5.99 canadian and got that. littled did i know it was about to go 7.99 nationwide in the states. whatever, i've got a canadian copy of the album, that's cool. i absolutely loved DYWM, being from more of a jazz background, i dug the music and especially the use of horns. it's still my favorite roots album, but i don't think it's the best. then i got Illadelph a few months later, mail order. got phren. the day it dropped, i would have organix but i've only seen it on vinyl for more than i want to pay. i do have all of the mp3's now, but i'd get it if it was seriously reissued. i like the vibe on that album.

man, i want the roots to just go wild and let loose in the studio again, with all their improved musicianship and skills. everyone says the seed was great cause it finally sounded rough around the edges. let's hear some more music like that.

"...let my children hear music - for God's sake - they have had enough noise."
Charles Mingus

  

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mermaid
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Tue Jul-08-03 07:09 AM

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108. "watermelon, chicken and grits"
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hahaha...actually i was hipped to the roots because of "proceed" so it would be dywm.

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