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The Lost Reviews of 2010 Part 2: The Five

February 1, 2011 Leave a comment

I should have posted this weeks ago, but January was a very busy month for me. So… since we’re already a month into 2011, this post is strictly for archival purposes. Don’t forget to check out Part 1 and feel free to leave comments or add your favorites. Also, if you haven’t heard or don’t own any of these albums, as always… act accordingly.

Previously: The Lost Reviews of 2010 Part 1: The List

 

βββββ – Classic (i.e. “Forever” Music)

ββββ – Superior (i.e. “Good” Music)

βββ – Average (i.e. “Typical” Music)

ββ – Needs Work (i.e. “Save Your Money” Music)

β – Garbage (i.e. Hot Garbage)


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Throwback Thursday: The Roots – “What They Do”

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Lost generation, fast paced nation
World population confront they frustration
The principles of true hip-hop have been forsaken
It’s all contractual and about money makin
Pretend-to-be cats don’t seem to know they limitation
Exact replication and false representation
You wanna be a man, then stand your own
To MC requires skills, I demand some shown…

– Black Thought

This is one of my favorite records by The Roots. The video is brilliant too.

Previously: Throwback Thursday: The Fugees – “Ready Or Not”

Video: The Roots – “The Fire”

July 26, 2010 1 comment

Here is the latest video from The Roots How I Got Over album, which is in stores now. The video was directed by Rik Cordero and is pretty much a mini-film. This is what Rik had to say about the song/video:

“‘The Fire’ is one of my favorite tracks off HIGO and really feels like something you’d hear in the theater. The line ‘you don’t say good luck, you say don’t give up’ inspired me to create a period piece narrative that stays true to the lyrics while adding another layer to the interpretation.”

Don’t forget to pick up the new John Legend & The Roots album Wake Up,  in stores Sept. 21st.

via: OKP