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AK06
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Fri Sep-19-08 04:34 AM

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"How do The Roots feel about the "co-headline"??"


          

Being in the game for SOOOO long, having a pretty flawless catelogue, one of the best live acts in music period and now they have to share the prime time spot with some newbies.

Ive got nothing against Gym Class heroes, but they need to earn the headline.

Fuck it must be frustrating to put in that amount of work for that amount of, time receive internal industry respect and critical recognition but still feel shunned by the record purchasing public.

The Roots opening for Gym Class Heroes sounds like a joke to me. The Roots opened for the Beastie Boys and De La Soul (I think) way back when and now they have to share their stage with these folk.

Makes me a little sad....

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Topic Outline
Subject Author Message Date ID
I Bet That Check Still Clears the Same...
Sep 19th 2008
1
RE: I Bet That Check Still Clears the Same...
Sep 19th 2008
2
If anything this hurts Gym Class Heroes
Sep 19th 2008
3
RE: If anything this hurts Gym Class Heroes
Sep 19th 2008
4
i never like headlining.
Sep 19th 2008
5
Yeah
Sep 19th 2008
7
RE: i never like headlining.
Sep 19th 2008
8
But you're CO-headling, right?
Sep 22nd 2008
9
GCH gonna be sayin'...
Sep 19th 2008
6
I see that happening immediately after the first show ^^^^
Sep 22nd 2008
10
Not adding anything to the original post but....
Sep 24th 2008
11
RE: Not adding anything to the original post but....
Sep 26th 2008
12
      But why?
Sep 28th 2008
13
           they've toured with all those artists
Sep 29th 2008
14
closing back to back shows...
Sep 30th 2008
15
RE: closing back to back shows...
Sep 30th 2008
16
      RE: closing back to back shows...
Sep 30th 2008
17
           RE: closing back to back shows...
Sep 30th 2008
18
           RE: closing back to back shows...
Sep 30th 2008
19
           i just did a toyota jump for this....
Oct 01st 2008
20

HIM
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Fri Sep-19-08 08:19 AM

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1. "I Bet That Check Still Clears the Same..."
In response to Reply # 0
Fri Sep-19-08 08:20 AM by HIM

          

In my opinion (disclaimer), I cant imagine that The Roots care first and foremost because, They Agreed to do it and they knew the deal going in.
Secondly, I dont see what the big deal is. They are OGz with this live hiphop thing...GCH is not a "threat to the thrown" LEGACYwise...

Third, they prob. didnt take a pay cut as a result of not being sole headliners.



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AK06
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Fri Sep-19-08 08:30 AM

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2. "RE: I Bet That Check Still Clears the Same..."
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Yeah but its a respect thing.

I know they are not worried in the slightest about having their crown borrowed, and I know they are getting paid just the same.

But nobody who has been touring and playing and recording that long wants to be the 2nd class citizen. Especially to these hip pop up starts.

There is a big difference (for me anyway) between opening for badu and opening for these cats.

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iamhiphop
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Fri Sep-19-08 09:14 AM

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3. "If anything this hurts Gym Class Heroes"
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with The Roots opening. They have to follow a great show.

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mr merrick blvd
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Fri Sep-19-08 12:37 PM

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4. "RE: If anything this hurts Gym Class Heroes"
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its all about the dollars, im sure the roots are getting paid accordingly to play ball and co headline.

a part of me hopes they dont headline nyc so i can see them and estelle and leave before GCH comes on

  

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qoolquest
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Fri Sep-19-08 02:49 PM

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5. "i never like headlining."
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NEVER.

(re listen to 100% Dundee to understand my steeze)

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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makaveli
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Fri Sep-19-08 05:09 PM

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7. "Yeah"
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cee-lo might feel the same after the picnic.

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

  

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dropdabeat20
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Fri Sep-19-08 09:52 PM

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8. "RE: i never like headlining."
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but for ur fans if ur always opening for some1 else its like they always get a fairly similar 45 min-1hr set every time. ive always heard of legendary 2-3 hour sets the roots play and ive seen u twice and i basically got the same hour set. i saw u at ucla and then open i saw u open for erykah. now u coming back to play the paliadium and im not going bcuz a) i spent most of money to get the ticket to see jay re-open the place b) i figured it'd be the same set since ur co-headlining

IF O.J. FUCK WITH MY SISTER YOU'LL FIND SOME BLOODY GLOVES AT MY HOUSE

  

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seandammit
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Mon Sep-22-08 12:31 AM

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9. "But you're CO-headling, right?"
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Meaning, we're getting a full set? Or it another one of them 45 minute deals?

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infms
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Fri Sep-19-08 03:50 PM

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6. "GCH gonna be sayin'..."
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...Ain't no way we can rock after them

Reggie Lewis is Watching (c)7L & Esoteric

  

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Boutbidnis
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Mon Sep-22-08 06:03 PM

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10. "I see that happening immediately after the first show ^^^^"
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>...Ain't no way we can rock after them....LOL!...poor kids don't know what their tour managers have gotten them into. i bet this experience will make them that much better next time around tho.

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Oak27
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Wed Sep-24-08 02:11 PM

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11. "Not adding anything to the original post but...."
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I havent received my tix yet that I ordered from OKP presale... any idea who I can tlak to about that, on the contact page it doesnt offer link to who to get at about tickets

  

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pjrocks7
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Fri Sep-26-08 01:36 PM

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12. "RE: Not adding anything to the original post but...."
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I kind off look at it as promoting. It's not that they're not good enough, it's more like the roots are supporting Gym Class Heroes

  

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AK06
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Sun Sep-28-08 08:32 AM

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13. "But why?"
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Why not support something really dope like they have done their whole career.

see: Jill, Eyrkah, Rahzel, Beanie Siegel, Peedi, Dice, Maimouna Youssef the list goes on...

Why not take someone who plays better more relevant music with you on tour and help fill this gap in great music...

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justin_scott
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14. "they've toured with all those artists"
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>see: Jill, Eyrkah, Rahzel, Beanie Siegel, Peedi, Dice,
>Maimouna Youssef the list goes on...
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>Why not take someone who plays better more relevant music with
>you on tour and help fill this gap in great music...


maybe they wanna tour with someone new.

maybe they like gym class

maybe they wanna get heard by a different, younger audience

maybe it's financially beneficial

etc

etc

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Pkjr703
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Tue Sep-30-08 11:55 AM

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15. "closing back to back shows..."
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looks like the roots are closing the show in bmore, as well as the show in va (norfolk)...

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www.therootslive.com

  

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ockotaco
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16. "RE: closing back to back shows..."
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what makes you think they are closing out the bmore show? If their alternating each night then gch would be closing the show.

  

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Pkjr703
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17. "RE: closing back to back shows..."
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the way the club states the acts.

bmore, md

The Roots and Gym Class Heroes
w. special guest Estelle
Friday, October 3

norfolk, va

Gym Class Heroes and The Roots
Estelle

(although i just got a email saying the roots are closing this show)


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chicity
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Tue Sep-30-08 03:27 PM

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18. "RE: closing back to back shows..."
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i feel that as long as i can see a full roots set... im satisfied... im not a fan of GCH but i have nothin against them... just dont fuck w/ roots set... and 15 why is it that you dont like headlining?

  

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ockotaco
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19. "RE: closing back to back shows..."
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I'm really lookin forward to the show on friday. As long as we get a full roots set with the classics, i'm sure ill be more than satisfied.

  

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20. "i just did a toyota jump for this...."
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>norfolk, va
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>Gym Class Heroes and The Roots
>Estelle
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>(although i just got a email saying the roots are closing this
>show)

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