Is there any hip hop out there like The Roots?
March 18, 2010 9:33 PM Subscribe
Can you help me find more sweet tracks like The Roots' Get Busy
and Here I Come
? I am painfully lost in the hip hop universe.
posted by mindsound to media & arts (22 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I like everything I've heard from The Roots, but these two tracks are super high-energy. The rhymes are intelligent, virtuosic, ebullient, and freaking awesome. The production is tight and beefy. These two grooves ?uestlove lays down are ridiculous. There's something about a group of dudes ranting how awesome they are and ramming it home via the medium that scratches a massive itch in my brain. I have played these two tracks hundreds of times. Does anybody else have anything like this?
Lately I'm also listening to Blackalicious, Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, Murs, Roots Manuva, Talib Kweli, Pigeon John... I heart them all but none of them have thrown up the air-punching awesome like The Roots have. I have the sense that I must be missing out on a lot due to the idiot whims of Pandora and Slacker's algorithms.