Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The 11 Best Songs By The Roots of the 00s

The 00s might be best described as the Roots experimental period.  Their songs challenged the tradition hip-hop norms and opened new doorways to what the genre could be.

I first saw the Roots in the 90s in a college gym.  I had never seen a rap group use guitars and a drum kit.  That in itself was intriguing.  But then they came on stage.  They played four songs.  Better yet, they belted out four songs.  They screamed four songs.  They ripped through four songs as sweat dripped from their foreheads and through their shirts.  They weren't the most energetic rap group I'd ever seen...they might have been the most energentic band I'd ever seen.  Twenty years later, their sound is constantly being reinvented.  And the only challenge to themselves...is themselves.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By The Roots of the 00s:

1.  The Seed (2.0) (Phrenology)
2.  Break You Off (Phrenology)
3.  Game Theory (Game Theory)
4.  The Show (Rising Down)
5.  Stay Cool (The Tipping Point)
6.  Complexity (Phrenology)
7.  Rising Up (Rising Down)
8.  Don't Feel Right (Game Theory)
9.  Water (Phrenology)
10.  Don't Say Nuthin' (The Tipping Point)
11.  Lovely, Love My Family (Yo Gabba Gabba)

Buy The Roots new album, How I Got Over now!!!

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