My friend Tina and I went to see the Roots and Jill Scott in MD two weeks ago, and she has been completely converted to being a fan (Thanks in part to Kirk's AMAZING "You Got Me" solo!).
I promised her that I would make her a CD of the "essential" Roots songs that she needed to have. I'm having a hard time narrowing down the essentials. Here's what I have so far:
1. Proceed, Pt. 1 2. Proceed, Pt.2 3. Concerto of the Desperado 4. The Next Movement 5. Dynamite 6. Double Trouble 7. Love of My Life 8. You Got Me (Live) 9. Thought @ Work 10. The Seed 11. Break You Off 12. Complexity 13. Star 14. Don't Say Nuthin' 15. Web 16. Boom 17. Don't Feel Right 18. Take it There 19. Here I Come 20. Lost Desire 21. Rising Up 22. What You Want
What's on your list of Roots essentials? Anything else I am missing or that I should include?
5. "RE: What's on your list of essential Roots songs?" In response to Reply # 0
Normally this sort of post ain't something I get involved in...but C'MON MAYNE, how is this even close to an essential tracklist?
You're telling me that you're only going to put 1 song from Illadelph Halflife on there, are you f'ing kidding me!?!? Where's Push Up Ya Lighter? Where's What They Do?!?! Illadelph is at WORST their 2nd best record, you need to represent that record a bit, take something Boom or Break You Off offa there...those tracks can't touch anything else on Illadelph.
11. "RE: What's on your list of essential Roots songs?" In response to Reply # 0
>My friend Tina and I went to see the Roots and Jill Scott in >MD two weeks ago, and she has been completely converted to >being a fan (Thanks in part to Kirk's AMAZING "You Got Me" >solo!). > >I promised her that I would make her a CD of the "essential" >Roots songs that she needed to have. I'm having a hard time >narrowing down the essentials. Here's what I have so far: > >1. Proceed, Pt. 1 >2. Proceed, Pt.2 >3. Concerto of the Desperado >4. The Next Movement >5. Dynamite >6. Double Trouble >7. Love of My Life >8. You Got Me (Live) >9. Thought @ Work >10. The Seed >11. Break You Off >12. Complexity >13. Star >14. Don't Say Nuthin' >15. Web >16. Boom >17. Don't Feel Right >18. Take it There >19. Here I Come >20. Lost Desire >21. Rising Up >22. What You Want > >What's on your list of Roots essentials? Anything else I am >missing or that I should include?
Thats a hard one to nail down - Popcorn, Grits - where is the organix love?
I also would have to have some of the cuts off the Homegrown album - ie: The Seed with Martin Luther over Cody Chestnutt....
I would remove Break You Off - not my favorite but I don't dislike the song - I actually love when the beat changes in that song..... Also Don't say nothing is not on my essential list.....Unless my list could go on forever........
What about more off the new album? I wlll not aplogize or I can't help it - or even Rising Down -
Oh - WHAT THEY DO!!!!! Duh! I was missing that one.....that is in my top 5.
13. "My list" In response to Reply # 0 Thu Aug-14-08 05:24 PM by weston24
Sticking to 22 tracks but I'm guessing it would be too long for a CD.
1. Good Music 2. Mellow My Man 3. Swept Away 4. Silent Treatment 5. Push Up Ya Lighter 6. What They Do 7. Concerto Of Desperado 8. Clones 9. The Next Movement 10. Double Trouble 11. Love Of My Life 12. 100% Dundee 13. You Got Me 14. Thought @ Work 15. Water 16. Star 17. Web 18. Game Theory 19. Here I Come 20. Clock With No Hands 21. I Can't Help It 22. Rising Up
15. "When I introduce cats to the Roots...First and Foremost..." In response to Reply # 0
...is the jam that got me first...this is the song that made BT my favorite Emcee.
What goes on Pt 7 Yo, niggaz can not see me, can not be me or capture the metaphoric phrase blasted off stage when I tour I am but a messanger born to blow up My niggaz knew it all the time, lyrically I was a dime At the age of nine, shorty Black, could rhyme On the mic I never wasted time, I'm, the exquisite wizard when I visit shorties I hit it I'm cool as a blizzard Nigga what? You wanna bust your fronts, with the butter, my black paper chase ya and then erase ya rhyme Sucker, MC's how I hate it when you waste your time My state of mind, shine like it's diamond studded I'm rhyme budded on stage, word is bond, when I'm on, I rage Got the 12 gauge had the reci-play, inter-terrestrial-ly My everyday M.O. is gettin dough cause times is rougher than a mother for brothers to scuffle shuffle your cards kid Cause the odds is, niggaz'll hustle and live, foul This wild environment hostile produce, the music in me So my style's the blend of what is and was You could get a buzz from it, but enter too deep and reach a summit you fall and then plummit beyond real Where you're killed if your raps ain't ill Another crab motherf**ker 'nother cap to peel Through these amps, I motivate camps to dance Niggaz too advanced, I warn, I'm just tellin you what goes on
1. Proceed 2. Lazy Afternoon 3. You Aint Fly 4. Section 5. What They Do 6. Clones 7. The Next Movement 8. Dynamite! 9. Act Too... 10. You Got Me 11. Thought @ Work 12. The Seed (2.0) 13. Water 14. Star 15. Guns Are Drawn 16. Web 17. Boom! 18. Game Theory 19. In The Music 20. Here I Come 21. Get Busy 22. Rising Up
this being if i only get 22 tracks (like you did) but after doing this, i realized that there's no way to make an "essential" roots playlist with just 22 tracks, there's no way i had to leave some tracks off due to lack of space that i know should be on this playlist
Play me for a stepping stone Then, I landmine -Wale-
20. "RE: What's on your list of essential Roots songs?" In response to Reply # 0
i got a pre- rising down roots cd that flows beautifully and everybody (roots fan or not) has been amazed at this joint... try it at home... if you like it i got de la, comm, busta, etc. joints too.
1. i'm out deah 2. act too... the love of my life 3. swept away 4. clock with no hands 5. no great pretender 6. somebody's gotta do it 7. sacrifice 8. stay cool 9. common dust 10. push up ya lighter 11. step into the realm 12. distortion to static 13. concerto of the desperado 14. long time 15. adrenaline 16. rolling with heat 17. duck down 18. don't feel right 19. quills
24. "RE: What's on your list of essential Roots songs?" In response to Reply # 20
DING-DING-DING!!!.....there u go player!!! the 1st post including -" No great pretender" that was and still is 1 of my ALL TIME roots favorites. that jawn is THE SHIT! .......malik b zoned the fuck out on that peice rite there!......still waiting to hear that shit live b4 i leave this earth.
23. "my double cd" In response to Reply # 0 Tue Aug-19-08 11:35 AM by illeagle
For the person who is new to The Roots, I'd make them a double CD consisting of (not in this order, and I'm sure I'd throw in a "Da Jawn" and/or "Rhymes and Ammo" and some interludes):
1. Pass the Popcorn 2. Good Music 3. Proceed 4. Mellow My Man 5. Datskat 6. Lazy Afternoon 7. Swept Away 8. Essaywhuman?!!!??! 8. Silent Treatment 9. Respond/React 10. Panic!!!!! 11. Episodes 12. What They Do 13. ? vs. Scratch 14. Concerto of the Desperado 15. Clones 16. No Alibi 17. Ital (The Univeral Side) 18. The Next Movement 19. Dynamite! 20. Without a Doubt 21. Ain't Sayin Nothin New 22. Act Too 23. 100% Dundee 24. Adrenaline! 25. You Got Me 26. Rock You 27. Thought @ Work 28. Water 29. Guns Are Drawn 30. Game Theory 31. In the Music 32. Take It There 33. Here I Come 34. Long Time 35. Livin in a New World 36. Atonement 37. Criminal 38. I Can't Help It 39. Singing Man 40. Rising Up