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  • The Pow Wow
  • Rising Down featuring Mos Def & Styles P
  • Get Busy featuring Dice Raw & Peedi Peedi
  • @ 15
  • 75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)
  • Becoming Unwritten
  • Criminal featuring Truck North & Saigon
  • I Will Not Apologize featuring Porn & Dice Raw
  • I Can't Help It featuring Malik B., Porn, Mercedes Martinez & Dice Raw
  • Singing Man featuring Porn, Truck North & Dice Raw
  • Unwritten featuring Mercedes Martinez
  • Lost Desire featuring Malik B. & Talib Kweli
  • The Show featuring Common & Dice Raw
  • Rising Up featuring Wale & Chrisette Michele

The Roots just continue to rock on, even if folks haven't come around to the band's hip-hop-with-live-instrumentation concept in as large of numbers as might be expected for a group that's this damn talented. Never a band to shy away from the topical, ?uestlove, Black Thought, and company take up issues of race, crime, and drug addiction on the group's tenth full-length. Rising Down is even getting released on the sixteenth anniversary of the outbreak of the Rodney King riots. Guests on the album include long-time Roots collaborators Dice Raw and Common as well as Mos Def, Wale, and Chrisette Michele. One guest who you won't find here is Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump; the track Stump helped out on, "Birthday Girl," was conspicuously cut from the album's track list at the last minute.

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Audio: http://www.myspace.com/theroots

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I can't wait for the album. Its ashamed though that they had to cut Birthday Girl. The song even though I didnt particularly like it, seemed to be one they put alot of work into and it is ashamed that they decided to take it off the albums final cut. I do understand the reasoning though from their standpoint. I have the Roots second to Run-DMC as most significant hip-hop groups ever. Their work is amazing.

reddog

I still don't have a copy of this. :(

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This record is a major disappointment.

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Wow Banger!?!?!
Go listen to Young Jeezy then

Nick

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