Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Roots-Rising Down

The Roots straddle that line between common knowledge and underground. I guess what i am trying to say is that those who know them, know them and those that don't have no idea they exist.

With this new album i think that divide will grow smaller.

This album is full of dark beats and some crazy little synth action. Lyrically its harsh and touches on everything from crime to drop out rates. The words come fast and furious and it catches you off guard with how serious some of these topics are. Its a political album and from the first track you are well aware of that fact.

This one also features Common, Mos Def and Talib Kweli among others. And while its not a Club album, its one of the best hip hop has seen in a long time.

Rising Down (Featuring Mos Def).mp3



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