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L.E.S.
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"making a 'best of the Roots' cd is a daunting task "


          

i've been a fan of the legendary for some 15 years..

a friend of mine, not a big hip-hop head, asked me to make him a Roots mix cd.

3 factors were considered:

1. a little from each album (organix didn't make it)

2. handful of essentials (Clones, What They Do didn't make the cut)

3. my personal favorites (many of my favs didn't make the cut like

Water, Ain't Sayin Nothing New, Rising Down, Respond/React, Star

here's what i came up with.. what do yall think?

1. Proceed - DYWM
2. Section - IDHL
3. The Next Movement - TFA
4. Step Into The Realm - LIVE
5. 100% Dundee - TFA
6. Thought @ Work - PHRN
7. Here I Come - GT
8. Stay Cool - TTP
9. Sacrifice - PHRN
10. Long Time - GT
11. Act Too..Love Of My Life - TFA
12. Pussy Galore - PHRN
13. I Can't Help It - RD
14. Concerto of the Desp - IDHL
15. Don't Feel Right - GT
16. 75 Bars (Blacks Recon..) RD
17. The Seed 2.0 PHRN
18. You Got Me TFA

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
you should add
Aug 03rd 2009
1
eh... what they do is the only one i'm questioning
Aug 03rd 2009
2
dont feel right got a few of my friends into the roots
Aug 04th 2009
3
no "what they do"? WTF, i should make a mixtape for you with nothing but...
Aug 07th 2009
7
      not sure if you're talking to me. it's in MY add list
Aug 16th 2009
11
      nah not you Justin i meant to reply to the original post
Aug 17th 2009
13
      yeah you're probably right about What They Do. .
Aug 28th 2009
16
RE: making a 'best of the Roots' cd is a daunting task
Aug 04th 2009
4
RE: making a 'best of the Roots' cd is a daunting task
Aug 06th 2009
5
      RE: making a 'best of the Roots' cd is a daunting task
Aug 07th 2009
6
Replace I Can't Help It and Pussy Galore
Aug 09th 2009
8
no . . . I Can't Help It
Aug 28th 2009
17
J Period did a pretty good job.
Aug 10th 2009
9
^^^^^Exactly^^^^ They even sell it at Best Buy
Aug 11th 2009
10
Even Homegrown consists of two volumes...
Aug 17th 2009
12
RE: Even Homegrown consists of two volumes...
Aug 18th 2009
14
I like the list, I may add...
Aug 23rd 2009
15
What they do is mandatory
Aug 29th 2009
18

justin_scott
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1. "you should add"
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Mon Aug-03-09 08:53 PM by justin_scott

          

>i've been a fan of the legendary for some 15 years..
>
>a friend of mine, not a big hip-hop head, asked me to make him
>a Roots mix cd.
>
>3 factors were considered:
>
>1. a little from each album (organix didn't make it)
>
>2. handful of essentials (Clones, What They Do didn't make the
>cut)
>
>3. my personal favorites (many of my favs didn't make the cut
>like
>
>Water, Ain't Sayin Nothing New, Rising Down, Respond/React,
>Star
>
>here's what i came up with.. what do yall think?
>
>1. Proceed - DYWM
>2. Section - IDHL
>3. The Next Movement - TFA
>4. Step Into The Realm - LIVE
>5. 100% Dundee - TFA
>6. Thought @ Work - PHRN
>7. Here I Come - GT
>8. Stay Cool - TTP
>9. Sacrifice - PHRN
>10. Long Time - GT
>11. Act Too..Love Of My Life - TFA
>12. Pussy Galore - PHRN
>13. I Can't Help It - RD
>14. Concerto of the Desp - IDHL
>15. Don't Feel Right - GT
>16. 75 Bars (Blacks Recon..) RD
>17. The Seed 2.0 PHRN
>18. You Got Me TFA


take out

don't feel right (average song)
i can't help it (nice, but not important)
75 bars (again, nice, but not better than web)
sacrifice
here i come (unless your friend is a wnba fan)

add in

what they do (great song, easily accessible)
web (thought's best "straight spitting" song)
do you want more?!?!? (shows off their range)
"the hypnotic" or "the 'notic" (both are better "thought spitting
about women" songs)
what you want

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L.E.S.
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Mon Aug-03-09 09:06 PM

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2. "eh... what they do is the only one i'm questioning"
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if i took off 'Here I Come' i'd replace it with 'Get Busy'

75 Bars is vital imo and better than Web. . .

Don't Feel Right isn't a favorite of mine but it feels like a representative of the GT era

  

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Oak27
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Tue Aug-04-09 12:19 AM

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3. "dont feel right got a few of my friends into the roots"
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a good song to put on a mix for a first time listener

  

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las raises
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7. "no "what they do"? WTF, i should make a mixtape for you with nothing but..."
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that song

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justin_scott
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11. "not sure if you're talking to me. it's in MY add list"
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las raises
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13. "nah not you Justin i meant to reply to the original post"
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L.E.S.
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16. "yeah you're probably right about What They Do. . "
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i was thinking about saving it for a vol 2

  

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ReD POet
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Tue Aug-04-09 02:36 PM

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4. "RE: making a 'best of the Roots' cd is a daunting task "
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give him GAMEtheory
then tell him to beg for the rest

  

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Thu Aug-06-09 08:01 PM

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5. "RE: making a 'best of the Roots' cd is a daunting task "
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I would agree, but that really goes for any "best of" type of mix. I know i made a best of Roots album a while back. I snatch tracks from every album and blended them nicely. Came out cool. Then i gave it away. Thats what i do. I made a best of Common, J Dilla, and Outkast mix, listened to them a few times and then gave em away as gifts. Spread the wealth, let everyone hear some good jams. Caring is Sharing.

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Z.F.T.P./Sign To Myself Records
(www.myspace.com/lyterall)

  

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sound_quality
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6. "RE: making a 'best of the Roots' cd is a daunting task "
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you made a best of mix and didn't include what they do? i would start the mix with that.

  

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Key
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8. "Replace I Can't Help It and Pussy Galore"
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For real I Can't Help It is probably my least favorite roots production. PG is coool and all but not greatest material. I almost want to say Sacrifice but I do love that song.

  

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L.E.S.
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17. "no . . . I Can't Help It"
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get it. .

one of your least favorite? for real, that is one of the craziest, illest rap joints

of the 2000's imo

  

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9. "J Period did a pretty good job."
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DeadMike
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10. "^^^^^Exactly^^^^ They even sell it at Best Buy"
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Midtown Records
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12. "Even Homegrown consists of two volumes..."
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So you might want to allow yourself more than one disc.

Of course if you're using an iPod, space shouldn't matter.

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Lamentations 3:26
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

  

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14. "RE: Even Homegrown consists of two volumes..."
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- Do you want more
- Star
- Hypnotic
- What they Do
- Long Time (Game Theory)
- Love of my Life
- Silent Treatment (Roots Come alive)
- Concerto??
- They aint saying nuthin

  

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NJMedStudent
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Sun Aug-23-09 09:33 AM

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15. "I like the list, I may add..."
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>1. Proceed - DYWM
>2. Section - IDHL
>3. The Next Movement - TFA
>4. Step Into The Realm - LIVE
>5. 100% Dundee - TFA
>6. Thought @ Work - PHRN
>7. Here I Come - GT
>8. Stay Cool - TTP
>9. Sacrifice - PHRN
>10. Long Time - GT
>11. Act Too..Love Of My Life - TFA
>12. Pussy Galore - PHRN
>13. I Can't Help It - RD
>14. Concerto of the Desp - IDHL
>15. Don't Feel Right - GT
>16. 75 Bars (Blacks Recon..) RD
>17. The Seed 2.0 PHRN
>18. You Got Me TFA

The Spark over Pussy Galore that way you can explain what Malik B is all about plus you already have a few songs from Phrenology

Don't Say Nuthin' would also make it on there for me - I'd put that on over Don't Feel Right

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

  

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18. "What they do is mandatory"
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Raphael Saadiq on the hook, that's my shit.

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