Roots were recently nominated for 2 Grammy
awards. The legendary crew has graduated
to become of veterans of the rap game.
From being the underdogs to being well
known, The Roots have always been known
to put on a great show and give people
a soulful and skillful album. With
that said there are great songs on every
album that don't get the shine. With that
said here is the Best of The Roots.
"Adrenaline" – The debut of Beanie Sigel is only
a fraction of why this song is hot. All
MCs on the track kill it including Malik
B. (remember him?) and Dice Raw. The beat is racy and hot as hell!
"Water" – This track is nothing but LOVE.
The streets have been talking forever
about Malik B & The Roots. Its dope
to get an account of what their journey
has been like as a crew, this is an entry
in memoir of the legendary Roots crew.
They Do" – This Raphael Saadiq produced song
is hot because the group talks about the
society's infatuation with the fast cash
and the fact that no deep substances are
accepted instead going for the catchy
choruses and stuff.
Dundee" - Black thought displays
his lyrical prowess at its peak just about. Malik B made an appearance on this
track and held it down for The Roots as
he rides the beat the only way he knows
saying: "They all surround me, round me,
on my head they got a bounty, I'm trying
to get this bail up so I can flee the
Sayin Nothin New" – This
track is to the MCs that say the same
damn thing every song on every album.
Dice gets particularly Raw on this album
talking about backslapping people "like
Shaq did Ostertag either take me out or
be taken you think you going down sike!
The jury is still deliberating I got half
of they kids tied up in the basement yo
I'm just playing yo, but that's how I'm
playing yo, peep what I'm saying yo D-I-C-E
shove a mic in your mouth like Ted DeBiase!"
"Datskat" - Black Thought & The Roots were among
the first to bridge the gap. Nuff
II" - Do I need to really convince
you that Roy Ayers and the roots are a
dope collabo.they make good MUSIC, real
Treatment" – This song
is about a girl that ignores a man's advances
and how it hurts. Black Thought makes
you walk through the sorrow he's feeling
occasionally dropping a Philly landmark
that some will recognize.
"Star/Pointro" – This song is important because
it uses a classic rift and tells everyone
that they are a star and everyone wants
to shine. The beat is bumping and Black
Thought kicks language about coming up
and life in general.
Too (The Love Of My Life)" -
A magical combination of blaring horns
and sounds with the lyrics of Thought
and Common talking about their individual
love for Hip Hop.