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Do You Want More? Explicit Lyrics
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|1. Intro/There's Something Goin' On|
|3. Distortion To Static|
|4. Mellow My Man|
|5. I Remain Calm|
|7. Lazy Afternoon|
|8. ? Vs. Rahzel|
|9. Do You Want More?!!!??!|
|10. What Goes On Pt. 7|
|12. Swept Away|
|13. You Ain't Fly|
|14. Silent Treatment|
|15. The Lesson Pt. 1|
|16. The Unlocking|
Typically, we're better off ignoring the boasts of a rapper who claims to describe his own music, but when the Roots' lead voice Black Thought opens up his group's debut album by saying, "You are all about to witness some organic hip-hop jazz," it's a good idea to listen up. Organic is a fitting adjective for a hip-hop crew whose m.o. is as different from the typical studio-locked DJ/MC combo as grass is to Astroturf.
Nothing wrong with a little artificial grazeland, of course, but the Roots are making tasty roughage that blooms into real songs, where raps wind around bass, drums, keys, and horns, and where instruments coil up to voice cadences--where music and lyrics meet and grow together naturally, not coincidentally. You can hear the Roots' heart pump hardest when they pull off the things loops and samples cannot: just check the vocal/instrument interchanges of "Essaywhuman?!!!??!" or the left-turn instrumental digression midway through "Mellow My Man" to witness the living sounds of rap.
The Roots' Philadelphia-based groove collective build slick acid jazz playing around the smooth East Coast rhyming of A Tribe Called Quest and wild West Coast freestyling to create sounds as formless and fluid as jazz, but never unrecognisable as hip-hop. The music picks up where the mad scatting and melodic trills of L.A.'s defunct Freestyle Fellowship left off, and wakes up the tired hype of jazz/rap cross-pollination to new possibilities. The roots of this kind of fusion have long been around, though perhaps these Roots are hope for a new dawning. --Roni Sarig
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Top Customer Reviews
This album is off the hook. Fly, rad, chill, whatever the kids are saying these days... or should it be dayz? The lyrics are insteresing and thought provoking, and the style is smooth, and relaxing. Real instruments, not synthesizers, provide the mellow background beats that accompany the beautiful vocals. Do You Want More?!!!?! features musicians and rappers whose stylings complement one another and have incredible chemistry. It is rare to find an album that flows so well from track to track.
My favorite song by the Roots is Distortion to Static, but every other song on this CD is excellent. Although Phrenology and Come Alive are more popular, this is my favorite Roots Album. (Not to say that the others aren't good.)
Ideally you should listen to this album driving down the highway with your windows down in a warm, sunny day. Pick this one up, its "essential."
Most recent customer reviews
This hip hop album from the Roots in 1995 is an excellent blend of Jazz backgrounds and the raps are pretty tight.This is some top of the line hip hop right here. Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Chris
I am a 16 year old guy that has always liked pretty much all genres of music besides the rap i've heard. Read morePublished on April 18 2004
THEIR BEST ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY BETTER THAN PHENOLOGY!!!!!!!!!! GREAT!!!!!!!Published on April 1 2004 by Ed Facile
i was a skeptic roots fan at first. this changed very soon after hearing "Things Fall Apart." After TFA i got my hands on "Illadelph Halflife". Then "Do You Want More?!!!?!". Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2004
The lyrics arent as intense as those in "Illedelf Halflife", but for real hiphop heads and real lovers of jazzy music. . .then this is the one. Read morePublished on July 13 2003 by G. Mack
These other reviews are crazy,dissin' Phrenology and saying this is the best album,B.S.!This is stilla good album,but every other one is waaaaay better.Cop Phrenology.Published on July 4 2003 by eltaco
These guys have brought something new and have done it with panache -- that deserves 5 stars. One of the all-time great head-nod albums. Read morePublished on March 27 2003 by AOD
This is the roots greatest project. If you do not own a copy of it you need to go out and get it. When this title was realesed the roots were trying to introduce something new at... Read morePublished on March 16 2003 by zac
I bought this CD in 1995 and it is still on heavy rotation in my CD player. Favorites include Proceed, Mellow My Man, Essaywhuman?!? Read morePublished on March 6 2003 by Robstar