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"The Roots' 17th LP: "End Game" (2017 Release* *prayinghands emoji)"


  

          

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"In 1996 w our 3rd album #IlladelphHalflife we decided to be our own sampling source and jam in the day and sample ourselves at night. 20 years later we are working on our 17th album entitled #Endgame....& we startin all over again. Here the gawd @StroElliot is breaking out his get busy tools and making ish sound tight!" - 15

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLuYKW7hVAU/


Y'all. I'm so excited!!!



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In the prime of my life,
I don't have time to be a wife"

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Subject Author Message Date ID
dig seeing StroElliot in the studio
Oct 19th 2016
1
RE: dig seeing StroElliot in the studio
Jun 19th 2017
106
sounds promising!
Oct 19th 2016
2
that beat sounds nice
Oct 19th 2016
3
that sounds better than anything on ATYSYC
Oct 19th 2016
4
Please...let Thought be the lead MC again...
Oct 19th 2016
5
he'll sing the hook
Oct 19th 2016
6
      Nah...Dice Dogg sings the hooks
Oct 19th 2016
8
           4 bar verse
Oct 19th 2016
10
                The dopest of which abruptly cuts off after about 30 seconds
Oct 20th 2016
32
                     10 secs of which are BT starting off with "uh, come on, philly's finest"
Oct 20th 2016
35
                          Ha. I was so flustered when "Unwritten"ended on the Rising Down album
Oct 21st 2016
42
                               Hahaha dude the exact same thing happened to me.
Oct 24th 2016
65
                                    Not a great album, but one of the best starts to an album ever
Oct 24th 2016
66
                                         Agree a million percent.
Oct 24th 2016
67
                                              is this some big secret or something?
Oct 26th 2016
69
                                                   Hahahahaha bro I have no idea.
Oct 26th 2016
70
                                                        Never realized it wasn't there, but yeah I can't even figure out a guess
Oct 26th 2016
75
                                                        ok we got a response
Oct 26th 2016
76
                                                             Dying.
Oct 26th 2016
77
those 2 beats are fire!!!!
Oct 19th 2016
7
Sounds dope
Oct 19th 2016
9
Endgame...hope it's not their last album...but i'm super excited
Oct 19th 2016
11
RE: Both of those beats sound like third rate DJ Premier knockoffs from ...
Oct 19th 2016
12
but if i go in on anything from 2014 demos
Oct 20th 2016
15
RE: Go right ahead.
Oct 20th 2016
16
*claps to this*
Oct 20th 2016
17
This is a third rate Lesson hate knockoff post from 1999
Sep 30th 2019
125
the karriem joints
Oct 20th 2016
13
i have a feeling this is going to be one of my favorite roots albums
Oct 20th 2016
14
i have a feeling that only 30% of what we heard
Oct 20th 2016
18
very possible
Oct 20th 2016
23
SAME
Oct 20th 2016
27
please no more concept albums. just let Black Thought rap.
Oct 20th 2016
19
Beats sound dope, I'm hyped like always to see what they do
Oct 20th 2016
20
fuckkkkkkk, those sound hot as fuck
Oct 20th 2016
21
Is this where we beg for collabs? Killer Mike plz n/m
Oct 20th 2016
22
royce, crooked i, mos, q tip, de la, nas
Oct 20th 2016
24
AZ son...come on 15...let him kill something with Thought!!
Oct 20th 2016
25
k-os & santosh naidu agn.
Oct 20th 2016
29
I'd love Terrace Martin on their jazzy cuts (if they'll have any)
Oct 20th 2016
31
Kendrick, Killer Mike, Royce, Eminem, Nas, Skyzoo, Phonte
Oct 21st 2016
44
Kendrick, Nas & AZ, Mos, and Common
Oct 21st 2016
46
      Wanted to mention 3000 but i knew it wasn't possible...LOL
Oct 22nd 2016
48
      That's cuz ?uest ain't real!!!!
Oct 22nd 2016
49
      ^ solid.
Oct 22nd 2016
54
Black Thought.
Oct 22nd 2016
51
nice
Oct 20th 2016
26
SAMESMAEASAMESAEMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 20th 2016
28
Y'all think we'll get liner notes for this album or naw?
Oct 20th 2016
30
We'll have to see where they end up releasing this album
Oct 20th 2016
33
only way you get liner notes, is if you write them yourself
Oct 20th 2016
34
so I told Questo on Instagram that Thought or 2Chainz just needs to RAP
Oct 21st 2016
36
oh shit!!
Oct 21st 2016
37
yes
Oct 21st 2016
38
Now THIS is truly important information.
Oct 21st 2016
40
I don't think he should feel insulted, it's the truth.
Oct 21st 2016
43
^^^^^^^^^^Facts
Oct 21st 2016
45
just state your opinion man, why are you sorry?
Oct 24th 2016
63
So happy to hear that, because I couldn't get into the last 2 albums
Oct 21st 2016
47
Wow! Very excited after hearing these beats.
Oct 21st 2016
39
Glenn Tillbrook reportedly in the studio with them!!!!
Oct 21st 2016
41
glenn is old pal.
Oct 24th 2016
58
      Hahahahaha
Oct 26th 2016
68
I always wanted to see an unknown get a shot on a Roots record
Oct 22nd 2016
50
RE: I always wanted to see an unknown get a shot on a Roots record
Oct 22nd 2016
52
      For real...they should take submissions lol
Oct 22nd 2016
53
           yeah even if it's just one verse or one beat
Oct 24th 2016
59
Let’s talk about Richard Nichols’ absence on this project...
Oct 23rd 2016
55
that sounds taxing and not like a lot of fun
Oct 23rd 2016
56
Agreed.
Oct 23rd 2016
57
Very interesting.
Oct 24th 2016
60
i think dice raw is very talented
Oct 24th 2016
61
      stop...his hooks are awful
Oct 24th 2016
62
           ok i change my mind i agree with you now
Oct 24th 2016
64
                haha fair enough
Oct 28th 2016
78
                     i love Lighthouse
Oct 28th 2016
79
                     Sounds like a bad jingle for
Oct 28th 2016
80
                     I like the hook on Kool On
Oct 28th 2016
81
                     I like the following hooks
Oct 29th 2016
82
why is rising down not on spotify?
Oct 26th 2016
71
this is not with def jam right? cause seeing their new a&r made me LOL
Oct 26th 2016
72
who's that?
Oct 26th 2016
73
      https://www.instagram.com/yesjulz/?hl=it
Oct 26th 2016
74
7.5 months later... any updates?
May 31st 2017
83
the album came out and went platinum...where you been?
May 31st 2017
84
If you check out Quest's IG
Jun 01st 2017
86
The album is coming in 2018, apparently. (link)
Jun 01st 2017
85
good read n/m
Jun 02nd 2017
87
lame
Jun 02nd 2017
88
The delay or the album itself?
Jun 02nd 2017
89
      the delay...ive bought every roots album on day 1
Jun 05th 2017
91
How is there not a post about a Usher x Roots album?
Jun 04th 2017
90
      ?uest and Usher talked about it on QLS
Jun 05th 2017
92
           NOOOOOOOOO!
Jun 05th 2017
93
                I know you're not a fan of DAMN.
Jun 06th 2017
94
                Better Question...Did you hear Making a Murderer???
Jun 06th 2017
95
                Duckworth is overrated
Jun 08th 2017
101
                SMH at this clown shit
Jun 07th 2017
97
                     Funny thing is, 9th was ON the Black Album
Jun 07th 2017
98
                     Uh... Dec 4, Encore, WMCIS, Change Clothes, 99 Probs, Allure, PSA, DOYS
Jun 08th 2017
99
                     Yea pretty much.
Jun 08th 2017
102
                     I didn't say Black Album had the best beats...
Jun 08th 2017
100
Did y'all know that Black Thought put out some shoes?
Jun 06th 2017
96
Thick soles for the short brothas
Jun 08th 2017
103
9th and Salaam Remi will co-produce this album (OKP link)
Jun 19th 2017
104
Not too excited about that
Jun 19th 2017
105
RE: Not even Salaam...?
Jun 19th 2017
107
did this turn into the 9th / BT EP?
Feb 08th 2018
111
update?
Dec 15th 2017
108
Nah nothing really. All we know is they’re still working on it
Dec 16th 2017
109
Up
Feb 08th 2018
110
I hear this beat and just think BT would murder it for a W.E.B. 3.0
Sep 30th 2019
112
Yep
Sep 30th 2019
113
i would have thought
Sep 30th 2019
114
      Maybe they don't care about doing more Roots albums
Sep 30th 2019
115
      i guess they are
Sep 30th 2019
116
           I feel you
Sep 30th 2019
117
                im in the minority around these parts
Sep 30th 2019
118
      I mean, let's be real...
Sep 30th 2019
119
           In a sense, that’s fair
Sep 30th 2019
120
                Well even then, three LPs in a decade
Sep 30th 2019
121
                     0 in the last half decade
Sep 30th 2019
122
                     But 3 EPs from Thought since 2017...i count the Funk Flex Freestyle as a...
Sep 30th 2019
124
                     True!
Sep 30th 2019
123
Agreed
Oct 02nd 2019
126
New music for 2020 (link)
Nov 18th 2019
127
hopefully he knows Dice singing hooks isn’t “high art”
Nov 18th 2019
128
I'd like to hope so
Nov 19th 2019
129
AYEEEE - I was at their NJPac performance on 11.16 <3
Nov 23rd 2019
134
is there another Black Thought on the horizon???
Nov 19th 2019
130
He said at some point that there's a Streams of Thought Vol. 3
Nov 19th 2019
131
      quest said 3 is the best one
Nov 20th 2019
132
           Yea I must've listened to 9th vs. Thought 10,000x since it came out.
Nov 20th 2019
133
                yup.. me as well.. that's the bomb combo
Nov 25th 2019
142
New song is steaming "Feel It (You Got It) ft. Tish Hyman
Nov 23rd 2019
135
maybe because it's trash and sounds unfinished?
Nov 24th 2019
136
damn....I don’t agree with “trash” at all
Nov 24th 2019
137
right?! we waited 5 years for this? lol
Nov 24th 2019
139
"i want it to be received as high art" - black thought
Nov 24th 2019
140
that's a little harsh but i don't love it
Nov 25th 2019
141
sounds like its for a soundtrack or something
Nov 25th 2019
144
"let it go dog, it's over" - Eminem to Benzino
Dec 17th 2019
161
I was hoping it was an Afro's cover
Nov 24th 2019
138
*shrug* i like it
Nov 25th 2019
143
hope the rest of the album is up to this
Nov 26th 2019
145
I Feel It (no pun intended) lol
Nov 28th 2019
146
I wish the whole track was in the same form as the outro
Dec 17th 2019
162
hope the album is a different direction from this
Nov 30th 2019
147
^ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
Nov 30th 2019
148
I don't think *the band* that makes *that album* is there right now...
Dec 13th 2019
152
      Dude wtf ?!
Dec 13th 2019
153
      shit doesn't grab me
Dec 13th 2019
154
           *blocks your number*
Dec 13th 2019
155
           What shit ?! You haven't even listened to it !!
Dec 14th 2019
157
                Did you miss the in full part?
Dec 14th 2019
158
                     Mehhhhhhhh
Dec 14th 2019
160
      I didnt like "HIGO" until this year, so i get where you're coming from
Dec 13th 2019
156
These guys are too talented for more "its cool" music
Dec 02nd 2019
149
so it was made for citizens bank
Dec 11th 2019
150
RE: *eye roll*
Dec 13th 2019
151
aka we tried to drop a surprise track but no one was feeling it
Dec 14th 2019
159
      Nah...Questlove been doing this thing with Citizens for months now...
Dec 18th 2019
163
Trash...Black Thought needs to just keep dropping solo EPs
Dec 18th 2019
164
Questlove - the Closest The Roots Have Come to Breaking Up - OKP
Apr 27th 2021
165
had this ep in the queue
Apr 27th 2021
166
God I hope they change the name of the album
May 03rd 2021
167
"This too shall pass..." works really well
May 03rd 2021
168

LeroyBumpkin
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1. "dig seeing StroElliot in the studio"
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Dude is one of my favorite right now.
Really interested to hear what they come up with.

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106. "RE: dig seeing StroElliot in the studio"
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is this the same guy as Stro the 89th Key from the Procussions?

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2. "sounds promising!"
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3. "that beat sounds nice"
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I like the idea of taking it back. Thought will sound good over this.

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

  

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4. "that sounds better than anything on ATYSYC"
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very promising.

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5. "Please...let Thought be the lead MC again..."
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He would sound dope over that beat.

  

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6. "he'll sing the hook"
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lol

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8. "Nah...Dice Dogg sings the hooks"
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Thought rocks 1 verse and then they spin their wheel of random MC flunkies for the other two verses.

  

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10. "4 bar verse"
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32. "The dopest of which abruptly cuts off after about 30 seconds"
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35. "10 secs of which are BT starting off with "uh, come on, philly's finest""
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hahaha

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42. "Ha. I was so flustered when "Unwritten"ended on the Rising Down album"
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I thought maybe the CD skipped to the next track for some reason. I was loving that song and then it just ended.

  

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65. "Hahaha dude the exact same thing happened to me."
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>RE: Ha. I was so flustered when "Unwritten"ended on the Rising Down album
>I thought maybe the CD skipped to the next track for some
>reason. I was loving that song and then it just ended.

Coming off possibly my favorite Roots album "Game Theory" I was first in line at Newbury Comics to cop "Rising Down" (especially off the strength of the title track) and when it ended that way and I realized it wasn't just a faulty disc I was like "man fuck these dudes" haha.

I mean I liked RD well enough, to be sure. Just was kinda disappointed considering expectations.

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66. "Not a great album, but one of the best starts to an album ever"
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I remember buying that day 1 and then driving out of the mall parking lot bumping the song Rising Down so loud. Those first few tracks on that album were just ridiculously good.

  

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67. "Agree a million percent."
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Which only amplifies why the latter half of the album was such a letdown for me. It grew on me but after those first few tracks (up through I think "Criminal") I was thinking "wow this might be better than GT" but then it slowed down a lot.

Which reminds me, why isn't RD on Spotify ?! Tidal ?

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69. "is this some big secret or something?"
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why doesn't anyone want to answer our question?

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

  

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70. "Hahahahaha bro I have no idea."
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It's interesting that we haven't even gotten a response or two from someone GUESSING why that might be the case. Just straight up fucking ignored.

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75. "Never realized it wasn't there, but yeah I can't even figure out a guess"
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I've got the CD, and transferred it to my iTunes years ago and I keep pretty much all their albums on my phone, so never had reason to check for it on Spotify. No clue why it wouldn't be there.

  

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76. "ok we got a response"
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things are looking up, maybe one day we will get an answer.

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

  

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77. "Dying."
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7. "those 2 beats are fire!!!!"
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9. "Sounds dope"
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I'm sure the album will be political in some way, but if these beats are any indication of the direction of the album, it seems this will be more funk and minimal than the last one.

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11. "Endgame...hope it's not their last album...but i'm super excited"
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We will get more than 6 verses from Black Thought on this one...

And both of those beats are vicious...just filthy...

  

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12. "RE: Both of those beats sound like third rate DJ Premier knockoffs from ..."
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But, okay, whatever.


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15. "but if i go in on anything from 2014 demos"
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I'm an asshole right?

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16. "RE: Go right ahead."
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But playing music is not my vocation, so I'm not sure what the point here is.

So again: okay, whatever.


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17. "*claps to this*"
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Lol

  

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125. "This is a third rate Lesson hate knockoff post from 1999"
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Peace,

Spirit (Alan)
http://wutangbook.com

  

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13. "the karriem joints"
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that 15 posted... shit man.

i love stro like everyone else, but his beats weren't that ill to me. karriem's shit tho? en fuego

  

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makaveli
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14. "i have a feeling this is going to be one of my favorite roots albums"
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Every single beat so far sounds dope.

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

  

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18. "i have a feeling that only 30% of what we heard "
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makes the album..and that other 70 will be thrown away

  

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23. "very possible"
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but if what we've heard is any indication, the beats on the album will be really good.

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

  

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27. "SAME"
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"I'm twenty-two, catch
In the prime of my life,
I don't have time to be a wife"

https://twitter.com/MeeshUniVerSoul
https://instagram.com/soul.con.fusion/

"She was on that tip about stoppin' the violence
About my people she was teachin' me..."

  

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19. "please no more concept albums. just let Black Thought rap."
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ATYSYC was cool but can we get back to the original formula

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I wanna go to where the martyrs went
the brown figures on the walls of my apart-a-ment...

  

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20. "Beats sound dope, I'm hyped like always to see what they do"
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Y'all see Kev Brown comment on that first IG post that he wants to get involved? Love seeing that shit and would dig if he could contribute. I know it likely won't happen but these artists reaching out to one another is cool to see.

2 more
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLyqUN3lDU8/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLynxs1FQOY/

So Stro, Salaam Remi and Kareem Riggins involved? Dope.

  

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21. "fuckkkkkkk, those sound hot as fuck"
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got damn

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22. "Is this where we beg for collabs? Killer Mike plz n/m"
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phemom's the name, all-star writer/
searching 4 journalistic fame, mindframe igniter....www.twitter.com/hayabusaage

  

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24. "royce, crooked i, mos, q tip, de la, nas"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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25. "AZ son...come on 15...let him kill something with Thought!!"
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29. "k-os & santosh naidu agn."
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pls & thx.

_____________
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Rjcc is code for "bitch-ass troll"

DROkayplayer™

  

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31. "I'd love Terrace Martin on their jazzy cuts (if they'll have any)"
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also

Royce (that Rap On Steriods joint was FYA).. any word on his and BT's "collab album"?

Freddie Gibbs

Scarface

Anderson .Paak would be interesting

or Chance the Rapper. That would be... wooooooooshhh!

for a legend that should work on the album... Herbie, Stevie, or Roy or someone that was heavily involved in the production of other classic albums from the prior decades (as you've guessed, I'm still doing my homework on older music)

I reeeeeealllyyyy would love J-Live and/or Asheru on there but that's just me

Mick Jenkins would be nice

GZA

D'angelo

Nai Palm

A.G. or O.C.

Large Professor

Sa-Roc

The Jazzyfatnastees

Add-2

Oddisee

Anyone from TDE's roster.. SZA, Kendrick, Ab Soul, Jay Rock are my 1st choices

Styles P

Tragedy

Buckshot/Rock/Tek/Steele from Boot Camp Clik

Jasmine Sullivan

Esperanza Spalding

Mechelle Ndegocello

Solange

Mercedes Martinez obviously



(sorry for all names I misspelled)



that's all i got for now. My personal choices of who I dream of being on this Roots project lol




"I'm twenty-two, catch
In the prime of my life,
I don't have time to be a wife"

https://twitter.com/MeeshUniVerSoul
https://instagram.com/soul.con.fusion/

"She was on that tip about stoppin' the violence
About my people she was teachin' me..."

  

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44. "Kendrick, Killer Mike, Royce, Eminem, Nas, Skyzoo, Phonte"
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46. "Kendrick, Nas & AZ, Mos, and Common"
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If ?uesto was real he would get 3000...but he ain't real!

Lol

  

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48. "Wanted to mention 3000 but i knew it wasn't possible...LOL"
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49. "That's cuz ?uest ain't real!!!!"
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LOL

  

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54. "^ solid."
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----------------------------------------

"Fuck aliens." © WarriorPoet415

  

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High Society
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51. "Black Thought."
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26. "nice"
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Not going to listen yet, just great to know that they're working and will peep when things are further along. More than anything, just want them to do what they want to do and feel good about. They haven't done wrong yet - full trust that they won't do wrong now.

Edit: I lied. Just checked the four clips on Instagram - they sound *great*. Good, good stuff.

-thebigfunk

~ i could still snort you under the table ~

  

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28. "SAMESMAEASAMESAEMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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>Not going to listen yet, just great to know that they're
>working and will peep when things are further along. More than
>anything, just want them to do what they want to do and feel
>good about. They haven't done wrong yet - full trust that they
>won't do wrong now.
>
>Edit: I lied. Just checked the four clips on Instagram - they
>sound *great*. Good, good stuff.
>
>-thebigfunk
>
>~ i could still snort you under the table ~


"I'm twenty-two, catch
In the prime of my life,
I don't have time to be a wife"

https://twitter.com/MeeshUniVerSoul
https://instagram.com/soul.con.fusion/

"She was on that tip about stoppin' the violence
About my people she was teachin' me..."

  

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30. "Y'all think we'll get liner notes for this album or naw?"
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"I'm twenty-two, catch
In the prime of my life,
I don't have time to be a wife"

https://twitter.com/MeeshUniVerSoul
https://instagram.com/soul.con.fusion/

"She was on that tip about stoppin' the violence
About my people she was teachin' me..."

  

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33. "We'll have to see where they end up releasing this album"
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glad they're off Def Jam though. Not sure why they wouldn't give us the classic liner notes we loved from The Roots

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Falcons, Braves, Bulldogs and Hawks

"Dude just seems like he's been chosen for some reason. Maybe he did a backspin for Oprah or something." micMajestic

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34. "only way you get liner notes, is if you write them yourself"
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High Society
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36. "so I told Questo on Instagram that Thought or 2Chainz just needs to RAP"
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everywhere the whole damn time.

He replied back and said the last 2 albums were suites
which is why we didn't get a lot of BT.

and this album will 100% be different. gonna get rapping.

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37. "oh shit!!"
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>He replied back and said the last 2 albums were suites
>which is why we didn't get a lot of BT.
>
>and this album will 100% be different. gonna get rapping.

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https://www.mixcloud.com/mistamonotone/music-to-smack-motherfckers-to/

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38. "yes"
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Fri Oct-21-16 09:45 AM by makaveli

  

          

quest, please refer to post 24.

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

  

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40. "Now THIS is truly important information."
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Almost feels like I'm insulting Quest when I type that, but it feels like its been forever since Black Thought was the prominent rhymer on Roots albums. Based on his features in recent years, Black Thought going solo (for the most part) on a Roots album is what I want to hear the most.

Once again, sorry if that comes across as insulting to you 15.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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43. "I don't think he should feel insulted, it's the truth."
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The Roots started as Quest and BT.

So from day till the The Roots as an act stop making music
I think it's fair to think that you're gonna get BT rapping
on a majority of the album. Quest isn't not drumming on every song.


So if the last 2 albums were "suites" or different types of albums
from The Roots and this is a return to form in terms of the dynamics
of the band...

then I, you, anyone who is listening, should be under the impression
that we're gonna get BT rapping his ass off for an entire album.

ESPECIALLY - since like you mentioned - BT has been KILLING every
feature he's been on for 2-3 years now.

joints with Royce, Statik, etc.

It's time for him to shine again on an album by The Roots
or it's time for a solo album.

The man is one of the best of all time and his talent
should be on display for all to hear with great music.

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45. "^^^^^^^^^^Facts"
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63. "just state your opinion man, why are you sorry?"
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>Almost feels like I'm insulting Quest when I type that, but
>it feels like its been forever since Black Thought was the
>prominent rhymer on Roots albums. Based on his features in
>recent years, Black Thought going solo (for the most part) on
>a Roots album is what I want to hear the most.
>
>Once again, sorry if that comes across as insulting to you
>15.

15 is a big boy and we aren't that important anyway.

LULZ at you thinking you will "insult" him by saying you want more Thought.

He's read that here for years.

A lot of you guys are straight up weirdos when it comes to ?uest.

You will sh!t on anyone and everyone, but because ?uest comes in here occasionally ya'll are afraid to even state an opinion that isn't buried in 3 or 4 apologies?

You don't have to repent for wanting more Black Thought.

Strange.

  

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47. "So happy to hear that, because I couldn't get into the last 2 albums"
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I'm excited for this next one.

  

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39. "Wow! Very excited after hearing these beats."
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Wasn't feeling their last album at all, so I hope this is a return to form for them.

  

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41. "Glenn Tillbrook reportedly in the studio with them!!!!"
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No word on Chris Difford - but I'm excited for either/both to collaborate with The Roots.

And I wonder where that Squeeze tribute record is.

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Gone: My Discogs collection for The Roots:
http://www.discogs.com/user/tomhayes-roots/collection

  

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58. "glenn is old pal."
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squeeze was in town

we covered an awesome "cool for cats" backing 2008 w J'davey for fun

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"

  

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68. "Hahahahaha"
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Excellent.

I always loved that song. Hard to imagine without a Cockney accent though. Gotta hear your take!

  

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50. "I always wanted to see an unknown get a shot on a Roots record"
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as far as production goes. Not giving this as a suggestion, just saying that yhis record seems like a Illadelph/TFA throwback and I wonder what somebody hungry could come up with.

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52. "RE: I always wanted to see an unknown get a shot on a Roots record"
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I would happily wear that crown.

www.twitter.com/seandammit

  

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53. "For real...they should take submissions lol"
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Let the best verse win!

  

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59. "yeah even if it's just one verse or one beat"
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That would be dope as hell. I know they won't do it but man it could be great if they locked in.

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55. "Let’s talk about Richard Nichols’ absence on this project..."
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(No disrespect intended.)

The Roots’ musical output between 2010-2014 generated a lot of mixed reactions among fans, largely due to the conceptual nature of the albums and lack of Black Thought.

This will be The Roots' first record without Nichols as executive producer, and I think it will signal a shift in their recording dynamic. There is a very telling Black Thought interview from 2014 where he speaks on the recording process of ATYSYC, Undun, HIGO… and how Rich, Dice Raw and P.O.R.N. were the "recording nucleus" of the group during that period:

"Well we don’t really record together per se, you know. My manager, Richard Nichols, who also executive produces a lot of The Roots stuff, he works with Greg P.O.R.N., who’s an MC who’s always featured on Roots albums, and Dice Raw, Karl Dice Jenkins, who is just pretty much my writing partner, the three of them collaborate often on music that will become The Roots music before it’s officially Roots music. They’ll collaborate, as far as what their ideas are, for beats that may or may not work, and Dice will start coming up with choruses, and he’ll try and come up with a verse of his own, and P.O.R.N. usually comes up with one of the first verses out of our crew that I hear on any of our records. For all intensive purposes, they’re kind of like the – they’re the recording nucleus of The Roots. If we need to outsource a producer, or a musician, to get something right sonically, they’re kind of able to do that before Questlove and I have to approve everything or really come into the picture. Like I said, it’s an ongoing thing – whereas I’ve been working on this album – there’s some stuff that I recorded 6-8 months ago. Some beats that I’ve been listening to, a couple of different arrangements that I’ve been taking under consideration for the past year and a half or so. But, these – Rich Nichols, Dice Raw, Greg P.O.R.N., they’ve been actually working on this album for 3 years. It’s just weird. It’s a weird, dysfunctional – we’re like dysfunction junction… but it works out in the end, kind of thing."

https://rapverbiage.com/2014/03/08/black-thought/

And there is a VIBE interview from 2011 where Black Thought talks about having his lyrics "edited" by Nichols for the greater good of the concept of the record:

"Everything I originally submitted to Richard and the band had to be written over. Every verse that you hear on this record began as a different verse. Richard would manipulate those words so they would fit into the concept. He switched them around in a way that I could rock with. But nine times out of ten I would have issues with his editing. Everyone, including Questlove had to deal with being edited. We all had to learn how to take outside criticism."

Perhaps (hopefully) this new record will be less constrictive and more... liberating? For the longest time, I have been wanting a more organic Roots album where the entire band is simply recording together in the same room. And from what I’ve seen on Instagram over these past few days, it looks like this may actually be happening finally.

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56. "that sounds taxing and not like a lot of fun"
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thanks for that blurb.

I didn't know that but makes a lot of sense for the past couple records.

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57. "Agreed. "
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And I, like you, am glad that they at least apparently will be throwing back to the old strategies for the new joint.

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60. "Very interesting."
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@dseals | @digife
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61. "i think dice raw is very talented"
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I like the hooks he writes I just don't always like him singing them. As much as I like Dice Raw, I don't want him to be the main ingredient in a Roots album. If this album is just Thought spitting over dope beats I think I will be happy.

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

  

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62. "stop...his hooks are awful"
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Just straight up bad.

I gave Undun a spin the other week to see if I could get into it...it was worse than I remembered.

Yeah it's boring and the concept is generic...


But the WORST part of that album is Dice's hooks by far. Cringe-worthy corny.





  

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64. "ok i change my mind i agree with you now"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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78. "haha fair enough"
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I didn't mean for that to come across pr!ck-ish.


No snark, I am genuinely curious though- what are some good hooks on Undun?

I'll give you Tip the Scale right off that bat. That track is dope, my favorite on the album and frankly the only song I can stand on that album sometimes.

The rest?

I'm legit curious what others you think are good.

  

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79. "i love Lighthouse"
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but maybe that's just me

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80. "Sounds like a bad jingle for"
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A questionable self help group or
anti-depressant to me.

Or like a spoof on a sitcom theme
from the early 90s...

I don't get it.

  

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81. "I like the hook on Kool On"
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That's the only one that stands out, and that's easily my favorite song on the album.

  

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82. "I like the following hooks"
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How I Got Over
Never Leave You Alone
Rising Down
Understand
One time
Already saw you don't like Lighthouse but I do

And some solo records, which I'm guessing you wouldn't like either. Keep in mind some of these are for his own musical/not very hip hop.

Baby Come Home
1995
Run
Thin Air
Over

Not saying he's Michael Jackson or anything but I don't think he's terrible at writing hooks. Depending on the song, I don't mind him singing them, but I think he sings too many.


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

  

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71. "why is rising down not on spotify?"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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72. "this is not with def jam right? cause seeing their new a&r made me LOL"
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73. "who's that? "
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www.twitter.com/seandammit

  

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74. "https://www.instagram.com/yesjulz/?hl=it"
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83. "7.5 months later... any updates?"
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"I'm twenty-two, catch
In the prime of my life,
I don't have time to be a wife"

https://twitter.com/MeeshUniVerSoul
https://instagram.com/soul.con.fusion/

"She was on that tip about stoppin' the violence
About my people she was teachin' me..."

  

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84. "the album came out and went platinum...where you been?"
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nah, but questlove instagrammed a pic today or yesterday that i think related to the album.

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86. "If you check out Quest's IG"
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He's been posting some stuff from Diamond Mine Studios (Truth & Soul/Daptone/etc. cats...)
As well as some stuff with Stro Elliot.

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85. "The album is coming in 2018, apparently. (link) "
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https://www.google.com/amp/www.philly.com/philly/columnists/dan_deluca/questlove-black-thought-roots-partners-endgame-picnic-20170525.html%3Famphtml%3Dy

  

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87. "good read n/m"
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www.twitter.com/seandammit

  

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88. "lame"
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>https://www.google.com/amp/www.philly.com/philly/columnists/dan_deluca/questlove-black-thought-roots-partners-endgame-picnic-20170525.html%3Famphtml%3Dy

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I wanna go to where the martyrs went
the brown figures on the walls of my apart-a-ment...

  

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89. "The delay or the album itself? "
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91. "the delay...ive bought every roots album on day 1"
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and will continue to do so.

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90. "How is there not a post about a Usher x Roots album?"
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Dope that BT is still working on the solo....hopefully someone get these guys to hit the stop recording button and put these albums out.

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92. "?uest and Usher talked about it on QLS"
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as for the Black Thought solo album...9th wonder is involved...

  

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93. "NOOOOOOOOO!"
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>as for the Black Thought solo album...9th wonder is
>involved...

Come on man! Are we really going to go from live drums to stiff as fruity loop bullshit?

I honestly have no faith in this solo album ever coming out but if he does it at this point he needs to go 100% classic hip-hop because that's what his core fans are waiting for. No one else is checking for it anyway. He needs to go Black Album route and get the BEST beat from the BEST producers.

  

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94. "I know you're not a fan of DAMN."
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I know you're not a fan of DAMN., but does the quality of Duckworth make you reconsider your thoughts of 9th's music?

  

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95. "Better Question...Did you hear Making a Murderer???"
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9th's Production is perfect for Tariq...

I expect Statik Selectah to be involved on the project as well...

  

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101. "Duckworth is overrated "
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Those beats are the same stiff 9th production as always.

I'm just not a fan.

Kendrick killed that joint and I wish it had different production.

  

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97. "SMH at this clown shit"
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>>as for the Black Thought solo album...9th wonder is
>>involved...
>
>Come on man! Are we really going to go from live drums to
>stiff as fruity loop bullshit?
>
>I honestly have no faith in this solo album ever coming out
>but if he does it at this point he needs to go 100% classic
>hip-hop because that's what his core fans are waiting for. No
>one else is checking for it anyway. He needs to go Black Album
>route and get the BEST beat from the BEST producers.


100% classic hip hop and then mention Black Album as an example for the best beats

smfh

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98. "Funny thing is, 9th was ON the Black Album"
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99. "Uh... Dec 4, Encore, WMCIS, Change Clothes, 99 Probs, Allure, PSA, DOYS"
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The Black Album has some outstanding production.

Threat was cool, but definitely in the "best of the rest" list that includes a trash ass beat for Moment of Clarity, the just plain weird Justify My Thug and the horrendous Squirrel Fart clap/Kanye Spanish Bass Sound combo for Lucifer.

  

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102. "Yea pretty much."
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>RE: Uh... Dec 4, Encore, WMCIS, Change Clothes, 99 Probs, Allure, PSA, DOYS
>The Black Album has some outstanding production.
>
>Threat was cool, but definitely in the "best of the rest" list
>that includes a trash ass beat for Moment of Clarity, the just
>plain weird Justify My Thug and the horrendous Squirrel Fart
>clap/Kanye Spanish Bass Sound combo for Lucifer.

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100. "I didn't say Black Album had the best beats..."
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I said Thought needs to execute the original idea of The Black Album which was get 12 of the best producers and get one beat from each.

Jay didn't even end up going that route.

  

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96. "Did y'all know that Black Thought put out some shoes?"
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It's a casual shoe collab with Clear Weather.

http://www.ubiqlife.com/clearweather-x-black-thought-jones-c-cmo18004.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NEW%20ARRIVALS%20ubiq%20June%206&utm_term=BIG%20OPENERS

...because I didn't until now. Clean but too expensive but once they hit the sales racks might cop.

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103. "Thick soles for the short brothas"
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Falcons, Braves, Bulldogs and Hawks

"Dude just seems like he's been chosen for some reason. Maybe he did a backspin for Oprah or something." micMajestic

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104. "9th and Salaam Remi will co-produce this album (OKP link)"
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http://www.okayplayer.com/music/9th-wonder-and-salaam-remi-are-executive-producing-the-roots-next-album.html

  

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105. "Not too excited about that"
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107. "RE: Not even Salaam...? "
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Not even Salaam who's worked on some albums in the recent past which have been really good? (Life is Good)

If you're concerned about quiet drums, there's a zero percent chance that Quest releases an album without drums that knock.

Or do you think that the themes of the albums might not be the same as albums the group has made in the past?

  

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111. "did this turn into the 9th / BT EP?"
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108. "update?"
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15's comment in that thought freestyle thread got me hype, and he didn't even really say anything.

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

  

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109. "Nah nothing really. All we know is they’re still working on it"
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And they have a couple hunnid songs that they have to cut down on. Other than that, we don’t have any clue as to what’s going next

  

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110. "Up"
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<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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112. "I hear this beat and just think BT would murder it for a W.E.B. 3.0"
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the first 30 seconds at least.

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl9LWdzDUG8&list=RDAMVMDl9LWdzDUG8


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113. "Yep"
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But really though with this album. This thread is almost 4 years old.

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114. "i would have thought"
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in this new era of the tonight show, it would have been easier for them to release records with a more regular cadence, given that their schedules maybe have more consistency these days
I would think it would be advantageous to do so as well, given the platform they have
but who knows?

  

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115. "Maybe they don't care about doing more Roots albums"
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Theyre doing fine touring without new music. Black Thought has put out 2 EPs in the time this album was supposed to come out. Maybe that says something too.

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116. "i guess they are"
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>Theyre doing fine touring without new music.

But man, i could not be less interested. That setlist is pretty formulaic at this point. I mean they still perform impeccably and it still blows their audiences away, I'm sure. It's a fun show. But as an older head, I'm not investing that time and money to see the same Roots show again and again.

But im also probly not a good barometer. I've really bee whittling down the shows i see these days. Like:
do you have an AOTY candidate?
have i seen you before?

If thats a "yes" followed by a "no" - ok ill be there.
if its a mixed bag, i'll be on the fence, but probly not gonna pull the trigger
If its a "no" followed by a "yes" - yaaa, ima stay my ass home.

  

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117. "I feel you"
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I've been doing the same. Roots shows are just good shows period though. So even though I've seen them many times I'll still go again. BT has been doing some of his solo stuff which is cool.

And tbh I've kind of put them into the "used to be my favorite but fell off" bucket. I dont really have high expectations of them releasing a great album anymore. So if they just play the stuff I like I'm fine with it.

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118. "im in the minority around these parts"
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>And tbh I've kind of put them into the "used to be my favorite
>but fell off" bucket. I dont really have high expectations of
>them releasing a great album anymore.

but man &TYSYC is a dark, brilliant, artistic, boundary pushing, haunting, beautiful album IMO.
they put that out and I was like DIP, hoping they would just start putting out art records like that every other year now that they're kinda taken care of financially with fallon and can just be like "fuck a single"
and then ....crickets.

  

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119. "I mean, let's be real..."
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They've been doing Fallon for a decade now, and in that time they've dropped:

How I Got Over
Wake Up! (w/ John Legend)
Betty White: The Movie
Booker T: The Road From Memphis
Undun
Wise Up Ghost (w/ Elvis Costello)
...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

plus two Black Thought EPs...plus the Money Makin' Jam Boys mixtape...

...plus consistent touring...to say nothing of the jam sessions they were doing heavily early on in the gig...

...plus they had already done 10-12 albums (depending on how you wanna count 'em) BEFORE the Fallon gig.

It's not like they haven't been active. They may not be making the Roots albums you might prefer, but let's not act like they've gone ghost since they got jobs.

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120. "In a sense, that’s fair"
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In another sense, it misses the point entirely, given that this thread is specifically about a “roots” album - which, despite all that other output, is a scarce commodity- there’s no two ways about that

  

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121. "Well even then, three LPs in a decade "
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Still not terrible

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122. "0 in the last half decade"
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2014 was a long time ago.

  

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124. "But 3 EPs from Thought since 2017...i count the Funk Flex Freestyle as a..."
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123. "True!"
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But also a bit of a misleading stat
Those albums are front loaded in that decade
We’re coming up on 5 years in May since the last record

  

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126. "Agreed"
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Khruangbin would be great to fold into The Roots' sound.

  

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127. "New music for 2020 (link) "
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.app.com/amp/2562884001

The Roots' Black Thought says new music in 2020: 'I want it to be received as high art.'

  

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128. "hopefully he knows Dice singing hooks isn’t “high art”"
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And they could feel some type about me or anyone beating that dead horse so long as they know they’ve been doing the same with the line up.

I got faith though...I believe this will be in their Top 5 albums this time.

  

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129. "I'd like to hope so"
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If anything the delay means the band is paying attention to all the details and crafting and honing until the songs match the sound they intend.

Looking forward to it regardless.

  

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134. "AYEEEE - I was at their NJPac performance on 11.16 <3"
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It was PHENOMENAL!

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130. "is there another Black Thought on the horizon???"
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131. "He said at some point that there's a Streams of Thought Vol. 3"
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15 said the production on that EP is more wild and unique than the other two.

But there hasn't been news on a release date.

  

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132. "quest said 3 is the best one"
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i liked 2 more than 1 overall but the most fire song is still 9th v Thought.

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

  

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133. "Yea I must've listened to 9th vs. Thought 10,000x since it came out."
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I unintentionally have it memorized.

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142. "yup.. me as well.. that's the bomb combo "
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135. "New song is steaming "Feel It (You Got It) ft. Tish Hyman"
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Unless I'm missing something it didn't get announced anywhere. Looks to be the teaser 15 posted on his instagram a while back.

https://music.apple.com/us/album/feel-it-you-got-it-feat-tish-hyman-single/1488902390

https://open.spotify.com/album/4jgxBWz040kVlEhj1Oke3n

  

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136. "maybe because it's trash and sounds unfinished?"
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137. "damn....I don’t agree with “trash” at all"
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No track with Thought spitting is “trash” IMO.

  

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139. "right?! we waited 5 years for this? lol"
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140. ""i want it to be received as high art" - black thought"
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very disappointing especially after this interview:

https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/11/13/roots-black-thought-says-new-music-2020-i-want-received-high-art/2562884001/

normally I'd hold off judgement until after hearing the entire album... but their track record as of late is so lackluster that I'm not getting my hopes up

  

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141. "that's a little harsh but i don't love it"
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not feeling the hook.

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

  

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144. "sounds like its for a soundtrack or something"
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we sure its for the album?

I hope not, because sheesh...its...not good.

  

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161. ""let it go dog, it's over" - Eminem to Benzino"
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they are Jimmy Fallon's band

a few times a year they perform nostalgic jams we loved in concert. that's it

  

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138. "I was hoping it was an Afro's cover"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRvyFTLnu-E

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Gone: My Discogs collection for The Roots:
http://www.discogs.com/user/tomhayes-roots/collection

  

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143. "*shrug* i like it"
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i can see why people might not be satisfied with it but it sounds good to me.

  

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145. "hope the rest of the album is up to this"
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what I wamt to hear

  

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146. "I Feel It (no pun intended) lol"
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I liked the teaser from Quest in that IG live.

This seems like the upbeat/optimistic feeling single that’s been on their albums. Idk why, but I’ve always loved their more mellow or darker stuff, yet there’s been these upbeat (for lack of a better term) songs that usually turn out to be my favorites from them.

?uestion for y’all - why do you think it came out of nowhere with no kind of promo? It’s not even on OKP as an article.

With this release, when do you think the album will roll out? I’m assuming March (fingers crossed). This singe in Nov, one in Dec/Jan, and possibly the last in Feb, then we get the full project mid-March. I hope...


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162. "I wish the whole track was in the same form as the outro"
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And please bare with me since my musical vocabulary is most likely off, but; the way the last phrase of the melody resolves throughout the main part of the song keep throwing me off... you know how it’s like, “do do do do do do duu DO!” four times? My brain wants the 4th time to resolve as “DU.” rather than “DO!” God, I hope someone gets what I’m trying to say.

The song has been stuck in my head pretty much throughout these last few days, thus driving me to listen to it frequently throughout the day. It’s growing on me!

One more thing - I can’t hear Tish’s voice in this song at all. The only reference I have of her voice is from BT’s song from last year’s Streams Of Thought 2. In this, I hear only BT singing the chorus. Do I need new headphones or sumn????


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147. "hope the album is a different direction from this"
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and this belongs to some other project.

I want The Roots to make an album that the whole music community listens to and feels the same way about, talks about it with the same excitement and joy that we talked about the last Tribe album.

There is an album inside The Roots band that they haven’t made yet
that gets talked about like that.
I don’t think Things Fall Apart is that album because there’s not even a consensus that TFA is their best album.

We know Black Thought can deliver the lyrics for this album (his 2 EPs, features, Flex).
Can Quest and Black and the band put together the music that allows him to be the man that can pen the words for this album?

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148. "^ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..."
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About my people she was teachin' me..."

  

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152. "I don't think *the band* that makes *that album* is there right now..."
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Meaning I think (EYE. ME. MY OPINION) that the band hasn't been as good since the departure of certain members. Granted I haven't listened to a Roots album in full since....Tipping Point? So maybe my opinion is fucked...and you're right. Maybe the album hasn't been made yet.

  

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153. "Dude wtf ?!"
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>Granted I
>haven't listened to a Roots album in full since....Tipping
>Point?

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154. "shit doesn't grab me"
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155. "*blocks your number*"
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157. "What shit ?! You haven't even listened to it !!"
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>RE: shit doesn't grab me

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158. "Did you miss the in full part?"
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160. "Mehhhhhhhh"
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156. "I didnt like "HIGO" until this year, so i get where you're coming from"
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149. "These guys are too talented for more "its cool" music"
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It should be a sure bet that a Roots album is going to be incredible.

Its not though.

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150. "so it was made for citizens bank"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9_bEV07IEo

Citizens Bank brings Made Ready to life with a video set to The Roots’ new song, Feel It (You Got It).
We collaborated with Questlove and The Roots to inspire a song celebrating unique journeys, passions, and pursuits, titled Feel It (You Got It). Working with renowned director Alan Ferguson, we developed a video using crowd-sourced content and footage from our Made Ready for Music event, where Questlove debuted the song live at his high school alma mater, The Philadelphia High School For Creative & Performing Arts.

Feel It (You Got It) is available on The Roots’ page on Spotify®, Tidal®, YouTube Music®, and Apple Music®.

Wherever your journey takes you, Citizens Bank is here for you along the way. You’re made ready and so are we.™

To learn how Citizens Bank can help you along your journey, visit: https://www.citizensbank.com/made-rea...

To hear about Questlove’s journey in his own words, visit: http://spr.ly/60561rAfQ

  

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151. "RE: *eye roll*"
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159. "aka we tried to drop a surprise track but no one was feeling it"
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Shrugs

  

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163. "Nah...Questlove been doing this thing with Citizens for months now..."
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164. "Trash...Black Thought needs to just keep dropping solo EPs"
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IDC about the roots anymore after the "shoot your cousin" album



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I wanna go to where the martyrs went
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165. "Questlove - the Closest The Roots Have Come to Breaking Up - OKP"
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https://www.okayplayer.com/culture/questlove-roots-breakup-jemele-hill.html

Questlove Talks About the Closest The Roots Have Come to Breaking Up

CULTURE


TORRY THREADCRAFT

Torry Threadcraft is a contributing writer at Okayplayer

Questlove joined Jemele Hill is Unbothered to talk his musical journey, the music industry, and more.

In the latest episode of Spotify’s Jemele Hill is Unbothered podcast, Questlove joined the show to talk about his musical upbringing, his experiences in the music industry so far, and a lot more. Stream the full episode below.

Just over 40 minutes into the conversation, Questlove revealed the closest The Roots have come to breaking up. After 14 studio albums, the group has endured many peaks and valleys.

“The inside joke is this album, Endgame, will probably the first album where I didn’t threaten to leave the group,” he said, holding back his laughter. “The rest of The Roots will say that I hold the record for the longest (holdout)…after three records, it’s like ‘The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf,’ like yeah, he’ll be back next month, don’t worry about him.”


According to Quest the closest moment occurred in the process of recording their third album.

“During Illadelph Halflife, we didn’t exactly have a conversation about evolving. Longtime Roots fans will know like, ‘this album sounds this way, and this album different than the album before.’…I think at the beginning of Illadelph Halflife, I was the last to know that Tariq and Malik desired to rhyme over a more traditional hip-hop backdrop. And after a while, it was like ‘wait a minute? Am I the bad guy here? Did I kill my own group? Are you saying the live music angle is what’s killing us right now? It’s my fault? I took it mad personal.”

Luckily for us, the misunderstanding was resolved shortly thereafter. Illadelph Halflife was a success, peaking at number four on the United States Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Billboard charts. The album is widely considered one of the best rap releases of its time.

  

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JtothaI
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166. "had this ep in the queue"
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looking forward to listneing

  

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Stadiq
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167. "God I hope they change the name of the album"
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End Game is corny as fuck.


I always loved "This too shall pass...."

Sounds like a Roots title too.

  

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168. ""This too shall pass..." works really well"
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Especially in light, the grief they collectively felt after Richard Nichols passed likely affected the recording of this new album.

<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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