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"Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)"
Mon Jul-06-20 10:49 AM by mista k5

  

          

https://genius.com/albums/Black-thought/Streams-of-thought-vol-3-cain-and-abel

1 I'm Not Crazy (First Contact)
2 State Prisoner
3 Good Morning (Ft. Killer Mike, Pusha T & Swizz Beatz)
4 Magnificent
5 Experience (Interlude)
6 Quiet Trip (Ft. The Last Artful, Dodgr & Portugal. The Man)
7 Nature of the Beast (Ft. The Last Artful, Dodgr & Portugal. The Man)
8 We Should Be Good (Ft. C.S. Armstrong)
9 Steak Um (Ft. ScHoolboy Q)
10 Thought vs. Everybody
11 Ghetto Boyz & Girls (Ft. C.S. Armstrong)
12 Fuel (Ft. The Last Artful, Dodgr & Portugal. The Man)
13 I'm Not Crazy (Outro)

  

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RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)
Jul 06th 2020
1
I don’t really hold these projects to the same scrutiny as albums
Jul 06th 2020
2
RE: I don’t really hold these projects to the same scrutiny as albums
Jul 06th 2020
7
      I think I remember quest saying 3 is the best one
Jul 06th 2020
11
RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)
Jul 06th 2020
3
RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)
Jul 06th 2020
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RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)
Jul 06th 2020
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RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)
Jul 13th 2020
23
yeah most of those arent really features to me
Jul 08th 2020
16
Its Okay, Player. You tryna review it before you hear it?
Jul 13th 2020
21
      speculating about a project isn't reviewing it though
Jul 13th 2020
22
here for it.
Jul 06th 2020
4
Yesssss!!
Jul 06th 2020
5
He debuted a few of these tracks in his Tiny Desk concert in April
Jul 06th 2020
6
RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)
Jul 06th 2020
9
damn.. don't really want features on a Black Thought LP...
Jul 07th 2020
12
If he’s going for features, I want G Rap level
Jul 07th 2020
13
until he gives me a reason not to, i am excited for any new black though...
Jul 07th 2020
14
If i remember correctly Quest said 3 was insane
Jul 08th 2020
15
I Hope This Will Have Some Replay Value To It
Jul 08th 2020
17
RE: I Hope This Will Have Some Replay Value To It
Jul 09th 2020
18
Thought vs everybody LINK
Jul 09th 2020
19
Maybe it'll sound better when I hear the beat with headphones on
Jul 10th 2020
20
Thought Vs Everybody VIDEO
Jul 19th 2020
24
^^^^^^ Video is greatness
Jul 21st 2020
32
      yes indeed
Jul 21st 2020
33
I'll listen as long as it isn't an EP
Jul 19th 2020
25
Shit, I WILL!
Jul 19th 2020
26
I love the EP/short LP era we’re in
Jul 19th 2020
28
      But albums don't need to have sub-par content
Jul 20th 2020
29
      the ep/lp distinction doesn't really make sense any more
Jul 20th 2020
30
      RE: I love the EP/short LP era we’re in
Jul 20th 2020
31
This is such a weird take
Jul 19th 2020
27
weird is one word for it
Jul 21st 2020
34
It is one the stupidest things I've ever heard. Even on the lesson.
Jul 21st 2020
35
I think this is a battle b/w streamers and LP listeners
Jul 21st 2020
36
i wonder if he means EP like a few songs from an upcoming album
Jul 22nd 2020
41
i've seen you mention this distain for EP's over the years..
Jul 22nd 2020
37
      what are we even talking about tho?
Jul 22nd 2020
38
      Right. If Thought had called it an LP...
Jul 22nd 2020
39
      i'm just speaking on his dislike of EPs..
Jul 22nd 2020
44
      May the Lord Watch had some of the best skits of all time
Jul 22nd 2020
40
           yeah
Jul 22nd 2020
42
                Great point on Skyzoo’s album
Jul 22nd 2020
43
delayed, but for good reason?
Jul 30th 2020
45
I just wanna hear Thought and Malik man...
Jul 30th 2020
46
Disappointing.
Jul 30th 2020
47
I mean...he just lost one of his former band members...
Jul 30th 2020
48
Guessing it'z cuz of Malik.
Jul 30th 2020
49
That's my speculation. Or prolly waiting till after his Janazah
Jul 31st 2020
50
I was expecting this when the news of Malik hit
Jul 31st 2020
51

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1. "RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)"
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>1 I'm Not Crazy (First Contact)
>2 State Prisoner
>3 Good Morning (Ft. Killer Mike, Pusha T & Swizz Beatz)
>4 Magnificent
>5 Experience (Interlude)
>6 Quiet Trip (Ft. The Last Artful, Dodgr & Portugal. The Man)
>7 Nature of the Beast (Ft. The Last Artful, Dodgr & Portugal.
>The Man)
>8 We Should Be Good (Ft. C.S. Armstrong)
>9 Steak Um (Ft. ScHoolboy Q)
>10 Thought vs. Everybody
>11 Ghetto Boyz & Girls (Ft. C.S. Armstrong)
>12 Fuel (Ft. The Last Artful, Dodgr & Portugal. The Man)
>13 I'm Not Crazy (Outro)

That's a strange list of features (imo).

I should probably(?0 be more excited about "Good Morning" but I'm not.

And Sean C producing the whole thing? Am I missing something?

I don't know... I was liking the tighter focus of the last two volumes with few features letting Thought 100% shine. Overanalyzing a tracklist is easy to do but this one isn't jumping out at me.

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2. "I don’t really hold these projects to the same scrutiny as albums"
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Mon Jul-06-20 12:09 PM by seandammit

          

They’re more like lyrical exercises, sometimes in the form of a song and sometimes just a long verse. Over production that we really haven’t heard him over. So as long as this features Thought rapping his ass off and beats that don’t immediately register as “the Roots,” fine by me

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7. "RE: I don’t really hold these projects to the same scrutiny as albums"
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> So as long as this
>features Thought rapping his ass off and beats that don’t
>immediately register as “the Roots,” fine by me

I'm mostly here too -- I just want vol 3 to be as tight as the first two.

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11. "I think I remember quest saying 3 is the best one"
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We’ll see.

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

  

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3. "RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)"
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Mon Jul-06-20 12:12 PM by mrhood75

  

          

>
>>1 I'm Not Crazy (First Contact)
>>2 State Prisoner
>>3 Good Morning (Ft. Killer Mike, Pusha T & Swizz Beatz)
>>4 Magnificent
>>5 Experience (Interlude)
>>6 Quiet Trip (Ft. The Last Artful, Dodgr & Portugal. The
>Man)
>>7 Nature of the Beast (Ft. The Last Artful, Dodgr &
>Portugal.
>>The Man)
>>8 We Should Be Good (Ft. C.S. Armstrong)
>>9 Steak Um (Ft. ScHoolboy Q)
>>10 Thought vs. Everybody
>>11 Ghetto Boyz & Girls (Ft. C.S. Armstrong)
>>12 Fuel (Ft. The Last Artful, Dodgr & Portugal. The Man)
>>13 I'm Not Crazy (Outro)
>
>That's a strange list of features (imo).

C.S. Armstrong is a musician. And Portugal, The Man is a psych rock band (The Lastful Artful, Dodgr is a rapper affiliated with them).

So I'd guess that Good Morning and Steak 'Um are the only tracks that feature guest verses.

>And Sean C producing the whole thing? Am I missing something?

Dude is dope producer. Him and LV produced a lot of dope shit for Def Jam during the late '00s and early '10s. And he did Joell Ortiz's "Put Some Money On It" is one of my favorite tracks of the last 10 years.

And, you know, it's Black Thought. I'm figuring that it's going to be dope until proven otherwise.

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8. "RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)"
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>
>C.S. Armstrong is a musician. And Portugal, The Man is a psych
>rock band (The Lastful Artful, Dodgr is a rapper affiliated
>with them).

Fair -- I didn't know CS Armstrong at all. I'm familiar with Portugal... (but not overly so), and have seen the name Last Artful... but don't think I've checked her out yet. I guess it all just seemed like an odd assortment.

>Dude is dope producer. Him and LV produced a lot of dope shit
>for Def Jam during the late '00s and early '10s. And he did
>Joell Ortiz's "Put Some Money On It" is one of my favorite
>tracks of the last 10 years.

Fair again - just if I were drafting a list of producers I'd want to do a whole project with Thought, I honestly don't think I'd have come up with him at all. (But as said elsewhere, maybe that's the point.)

But it's Black Thought so there's little doubt it will come off right at this point.

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10. "RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)"
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>Fair again - just if I were drafting a list of producers I'd
>want to do a whole project with Thought, I honestly don't
>think I'd have come up with him at all. (But as said
>elsewhere, maybe that's the point.)

The way I figure it, I wouldn't thought (pun intended) I wanted a Black Thought/Salaam Remi project. But I loved the results. And in this case, Sean C has produced something for The Roots before (The Stomp off of undun)

>But it's Black Thought so there's little doubt it will come
>off right at this point.

I'm right here too.

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23. "RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)"
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>>C.S. Armstrong is a musician.
>
>Fair -- I didn't know CS Armstrong at all.

C.S. Armstrong is a singer. Damn good one too.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8500473/cs-armstrong-truth-be-told-album-premiere

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6MxR3Hjf2uTSew9wmKbOwO?si=PiyHihy0TvGINJ0heIHTWw

  

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16. "yeah most of those arent really features to me"
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just more people playing music for him to rap to, id assume

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21. "Its Okay, Player. You tryna review it before you hear it?"
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22. "speculating about a project isn't reviewing it though"
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As long as you know that the project is the project and once it's out you have to take it on its own merits - not what you think it should or shouldn't be - speculating on a project's potential *before* it's out is perfectly legit.

Besides, this is okp -- groundless speculation is practically mandatory, lol.

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4. "here for it."
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cant wait. really need some new Thought!


The Last Artful, dodgr is really dope btw. she got a style all her own

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6. "He debuted a few of these tracks in his Tiny Desk concert in April"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u12r_JI8mGM

Thought Vs. Everybody and Nature of the Beast.

Thought Vs. Everybody in particular is FIRE.

  

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9. "RE: Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Abel (July 31st)"
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Hyped for this, appreciate the info...

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12. "damn.. don't really want features on a Black Thought LP..."
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....unless it's one of the 10 or so MCs alive that can hang with him


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13. "If he’s going for features, I want G Rap level"
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If he’s gonna have features, I wanna see him barring up with people who can give him a run for his money like G Rap, Kxng Crooked, Casual etc. Not the same guests everyone else gets

  

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14. "until he gives me a reason not to, i am excited for any new black though..."
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even if this one isnt as good as the previous two i am excited to hear it. pretty sure i will be looking forward to vol 4 too. from what i understand these are meant to be in the moment type of projects. i expect different vibes and unexpected collaborations. some might not match my ideal black thought tracks but if its what hes feeling then im listening.

only concern i have is that quest was hyping this up when vol 2 dropped and a lot of time has passed. i dont know how similar this vol 3 is to what quest was expecting back then.

i would bet on black thought having some great surprises for us over disappointments.

  

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15. "If i remember correctly Quest said 3 was insane"
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i think when 2 came out he mentioned this one. Cant wait.

  

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17. "I Hope This Will Have Some Replay Value To It"
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Personally I've kind of fell out of love with The Roots for a while now and Blackthought hasn't excited me in a while, his flow has become regular fanfare to me, I expect him to spit but his topics and punchlines & etc. are so mediocre to what I be wanting but that's just me.

I thought the first two projects were decent but neither of them had mea wanting to go back to them after the first initial listen, not sure what he needs to do to bring life back into his flows & rhymes but hopefully this will be the one since Mr. 15 had rumored to have said this was the best one, but is that really saying much since I didn't care for the last few Roots albums either?


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18. "RE: I Hope This Will Have Some Replay Value To It"
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>and Blackthought hasn't excited me in a while, his
>flow has become regular fanfare to me, I expect him to spit
>but his topics and punchlines & etc. are so mediocre to what I
>be wanting but that's just me.
>
>I thought the first two projects were decent but neither of
>them had mea wanting to go back to them after the first
>initial listen,

Whatever folks think about the last few Roots projects, it seems indisputable to me that Thought has *brought it* on these EPs. I mean, each to his own but some of these tracks count among his absolute best to me. I can listen to either of the first two tracks (Twofifteen, 9th vs Thought) from volume 1 on repeat all day and the whole of volume 2 is just great with several lyrical standouts. Was disappointed in the mix and some production on volume 1 but that is legit my only complaint.

If he keeps up that streak, I'm totally good.


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19. "Thought vs everybody LINK"
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just dropped on YT

https://youtu.be/IQmJCim_PTY

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20. "Maybe it'll sound better when I hear the beat with headphones on"
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But on my phone, it sounds kind of basic and very monotonous. Thought sounds dope lyrically tho....

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24. "Thought Vs Everybody VIDEO"
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https://youtu.be/Pv0jU0ccUGQ

....they found a clever way to make a vid for a song with no chorus IMO. Looking forward to the project.

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32. "^^^^^^ Video is greatness"
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33. "yes indeed"
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25. "I'll listen as long as it isn't an EP"
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I don't do EPs

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26. "Shit, I WILL!"
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Dope beats.
Dope rhymes.
One of the best to EVER do it?
Sign me up.

And I LOOOOVE EP's.
You're gonna give me a complete 18-24 minutes of heat?
Yes! I don't got time for average songs just to make a full LP.
I got shit to do.

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28. "I love the EP/short LP era we’re in "
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Trim the fat. Don’t give me redundant songs. Don’t follow the something for everybody formula. Just give us that focused heat!

  

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29. "But albums don't need to have sub-par content"
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An artist can just not do that, as countless other artists before have done.

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30. "the ep/lp distinction doesn't really make sense any more"
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It came more out of physical limitations (and expectations) than anything else. Calling something an EP now basically just means it's on the shorter side but I've seen folks calling everything from 3 songs/8 minutes to 8 to 10 songs/30+ minutes an "ep" -- the range is pretty wide.

Which, by consequence, doesn't say anything about how developed/cohesive the material is. Thought's second volume was 9 tracks, 23 minutes -- a single producer with a very cohesive sound on both the production and the lyrical end. It felt like an album regardless of its length. Kota's Lyrics to Go was similar to me, although in some ways that felt more like a fully-developed mixtape (due to the short track lengths)... but again, the distinction becomes semantics at a certain point.

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31. "RE: I love the EP/short LP era we’re in "
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I love it too --- it might be one of my favorite things about music right now.

Which is actually surprising because for a long time I really loved long, immersive albums and sort of held them on a pedestal.

I still do to a degree. But there's also something about a really focused shorter project that can be just as impressive. Some of my favorite recent albums fall more in the "ep" category but they feel like fully-developed albums.


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27. "This is such a weird take"
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34. "weird is one word for it"
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asinine is another
esp since the tracklist is literally in the OP

  

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35. "It is one the stupidest things I've ever heard. Even on the lesson. "
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Dude is willing to deny theyself good music because of
the institution of the EP


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36. "I think this is a battle b/w streamers and LP listeners"
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If you stream music and depend on playlists and shuffles,
then you're probably dependent on quantity. You want more new music.

If you listen to albums from top to bottom and look at an LP as a single piece of work,
then it's about the quality of the project as a whole.

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41. "i wonder if he means EP like a few songs from an upcoming album"
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i usually saw EPs as being a promo piece for an upcoming album. so it might have a couple songs that were going to end up on the full album, maybe some remixes or loosies. in that case yeah, i would rather wait for the full album.

most EPs now are stand-alone projects that just have shorter run times though. based on the track list i would guess this will be a full length album by any standard.

so yeah, im confused on the stance as well.

  

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37. "i've seen you mention this distain for EP's over the years.. "
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..I kind of get it ..if you can make an EP, just add 2 more songs, an intro and a skit or 2 and make it an LP

..The way you feel about EP's is kind of how i feel about any kind of skit these days ..complete waste aside from maybe Prince Paul whos the master of that shit.


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38. "what are we even talking about tho?"
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this ISN'T EVEN AN EP lolol
we can all see the tracklist in the OP right??

  

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39. "Right. If Thought had called it an LP..."
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...he wouldn't have known the difference.

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44. "i'm just speaking on his dislike of EPs.. "
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...i'm not saying this one is an EP

  

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40. "May the Lord Watch had some of the best skits of all time"
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I’m mostly off skits too, but there are exceptions. All of those ones served a purpose to the album and had me cracking up.

  

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42. "yeah"
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it helps that their skits have been such a big part of their story, though. i agree that the vast majority for other artists could be dropped and most albums would be the better for it.

(edit: LB's skits are actually engaging/funny/thoughtful, too -- i still listen to most of them and laugh; that's outside the norm for sure)

i'm also pretty tired of spoken bits from interviews/field recordings/movie snippets -- they can be really effective when used well but most of the time they have limited replay value, especially when their being used to make a larger cultural/political statement. skyzoo's retropolitan had only 1 flaw and that was putting two of those things IN A ROW, AS THE OPENING OF THE WHOLE ALBUM. totally unnecessary, minimal contribution to the record as a whole.



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43. "Great point on Skyzoo’s album"
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Couldn’t agree more. I was just listening to Glorious the other day and thought the same thing. It would be better if they made it a separate track, if they really want to include it.

  

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45. "delayed, but for good reason?"
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A new Roots album? Just thinking out loud.


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46. "I just wanna hear Thought and Malik man..."
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Just hoping that has something to do with it.

Love them as a duo.

  

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47. "Disappointing."
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I'm going home to MO next week and it would have been cool to focus solely on the album while traveling.

But it'll get here soon enough.

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48. "I mean...he just lost one of his former band members..."
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So I understand the delay...

Would be crazy if they drop The Roots album now...

They have been sitting on it for a while I would guess...

  

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49. "Guessing it'z cuz of Malik."
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Also hoping maybe it's delayed to add an old, previously unreleased track WITH Malik ? Maybe ? Hopefully ?!?! PLEASE ??

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50. "That's my speculation. Or prolly waiting till after his Janazah"
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to pay respects.

I actually really think that could be the top reason why he decided to push it back, obv I'm not him, but that's something I would do.

*edit*

Because I'm sure there were lots of editorials/interviews sitting and waiting to be published for Vol. 3 that had to have been made before his passing. What would it look like if all that were released and BT's responses never mentioned Malik B.? I'm wondering if that's apart of it too. Adding to or redoing (idk how likely that is, prolly NOT) interviews or any kind of press, just so Tariq can give his brother Malik his respects each time.

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51. "I was expecting this when the news of Malik hit"
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I was surprised I had not heard of a delay. Checked for the album last night and didn't find it. Then I saw the announcement.

I'll be waiting for it just as eager whenever it drops.

  

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