Label: Geffen Records - MVCG 165 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Hip Hop • Style: Conscious
Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Do You Want More?!!!??! The Roots January 17, Add to Wishlist. Listen to this album and millions more. First Stars Of Warburton - Midnight Oil - Scream In Blue - Live free. The band's major label-debut, it was released two years after their independent debut album, Organix.
On November 2,twenty years after its release, the album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments ofunits in the United States. The master tapes for the album, including some Datskat - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??! tracks, were destroyed in a fire at the Universal Studios back lot in Reviews Review Policy. East Coast Hip-Hop.
Flag as inappropriate. See more. Like Water For Chocolate. It was Common's first major label album and was both a critical and commercial breakthrough, receiving widespread acclaim from major magazine publications and selling 70, copies in its first week. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album has soldcopies by March The album also formally marked the formation of the Soulquarians, a collective composed of?
This group of musicians would also be featured on Common's next album, Electric Circus. The album's cover photo, Alabama by Gordon Parks, is a photo of a young black woman in Alabama, dressed for church, and drinking from a "Colored Only" drinking fountain. Reflection Eternal [Train Of Thought]. Talib Kweli. Collaborating as a duo, rapper Talib Kweli and DJ and hip hop producer Hi-Tek recorded the album during tofollowing their individual musical work that gained notice in New York's underground scene during the late s.
Kweli had previously worked with rapper Mos Def as the duo Black Star, and Hi-Tek had served as producer on the duo's debut album. Produced primarily by Hi-Tek, the album is characterized by dynamic, high-tempo tracks and a Soulquarians-type neo soul sound. It showcases Kweli's rapping and features themes of revolutionary mentality, love, the state of hip hop, and modern African-American culture. Upon its release, Train of Thought achieved moderate sales success and received critical acclaim from music critics.
The song "love language" Datskat - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??! part of the soundtrack in the movie Disappearing Acts. Black Star. The album was released on September 29,to critical acclaim. The album deals with modern-day issues, philosophical ideas, and life in Brooklyn, New York City, as the two artists know it.
The Renaissance. The follow-up to his solo debut album, Amplified, it was recorded after Q-Tip's Kamaal the Abstract was initially shelved in by his former label Arista Records and his proposed effort Open was shelved by Universal Motown, both deemed commercially inadequate by the labels. The album debuted at Datskat - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
11 on the U. Billboard chart, selling 34, copies in its first week. Datskat - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??! produced three singles and has soldcopies in the United States. Upon its release, The Renaissance received universal acclaim from music critics, who praised Q-Tip's lyricism and production aesthetic, and earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album.
Black On Both Sides. Mos Def. Black on Both Sides features an emphasis on live instrumentation and socially conscious lyrics. On February 2,the album was certified Gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America, following sales in excess ofcopies. A Tribe Called Quest.
Released on July 30,by Jive Records, it followed three years after the highly regarded and successful Midnight Marauders. Produced by The Ummah, the album is a departure from the joyful, positive vibe of the group's earlier albums and is regarded as their darkest album in content. It debuted at number one on the Billboard and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on October 27, The Roots Albums.
The Roots. Undun is the tenth studio album by American hip hop band The Roots. It was released on December 2,by Def Jam Recordings. The album was recorded in sessions at several studios in Philadelphia and New York City.
Production was handled primarily by Questlove, the band's record producer and drummer. They were joined by guest contributors, including vocalist Bilal and rappers Big K. Musically, Undun incorporates influences from neo soul and indie music. Thematically, it is an existential concept album about the short, tragic life of fictional character Redford Stevens, set in urban poverty and told through a reverse-chronological narrative.
The album performed modestly on music charts and soldcopies in the United States. It was a greater success with critics, being Datskat - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
praised for its existential subject matter, production quality, and the band's musicianship. Undun was included on several critics' year-end lists of best albums. Recording sessions for the album took place at several recording locations in Philadelphia and New York City.
Production was handled primarily by Questlove, record producer and drummer for the band. Undun incorporates neo soul and indie music elements. It is an existential concept album about the short, tragic life of fictional character Redford Stevens, set in urban poverty, and is told through a reverse-chronological narrative. Undun received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its existential subject Midnight In The Garden - Lily Kershaw - Midnight In The Garden, production quality, and the band's musicianship.
It was included on several critics' year-end lists of best albums. How I Got Over. The album has Paroles, Paroles - Various - Les Plus Beaux Duos De Légende subtle, somber sound Look Back In Anger - David Bowie - Serious Moonlight (VHS) features lyrics concerning themes of self-determination, existentialism, and African-American middle-class angst.
A hip hop album, its music also draws on indie rock, soul, funk, gospel, and neo soul styles. The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard chart, selling 51, copies in its first week.
It was also met with widespread critical acclaim and named by several publications as one of the best albums from Rising Down. The album's title is adapted from William T. Expanding on the dark, dense production and political tone of Game Theory, Rising Down features lyrical themes concerning issues of contemporary society, including violence, poverty, social and environmental climate, drugs, police corruption, and the music industry.
The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard chart, selling 54, copies in its first week. It charted modestly in other countries and achieved moderate sales success. Upon its release, Rising Down received generally positive reviews from most music critics. Music critic Robert Christgau named it the ninth best album of The album has soldcopies in the United States. Game Theory. Spinning turbulence, paranoia, anger, and pain into some of the most exhilarating and startling music released inthe group is audibly galvanized by the world's neverending tailspin and a sympathetic alignment with Def Jam.
Batting around stray ideas and squeezing them into shape was clearly not part of the plan, and neither was getting on the radio. The songs flow into and Time For Me To Fly - Dolly Parton - Dolly of one another to optimal effect, with an impossibly stern sense of peak-of-powers focus, as if the group and its collaborators instantly locked into place and simply knocked the thing out.
With the exception of the elbow-throwing "Here I Come," nothing here is suitable for any kind of carefree activity. Datskat - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??! "Baby," the closest thing to a breather in this patch of the album, arises from a sweltering jungle bog. After "Long Time," the ninth track, the levels of tension and volume decrease, yet the moods are no brighter, even if the surfaces leave a different impression.
Jack Davey projects the chorus of the slower, Radiohead-sampling "Atonement" in a druggy haze while Black Thought speaks of "being faced with the weight of survival.
Taken with or without this staggering finale, Game Theory is a "heavy" album, the Roots' sharpest work. It's destined to become one of Def Jam's proudest, if not most popular, Cold Highway - Elton John - Rare Masters.
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