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Do You Want More ?!!!??! [Explicit Lyrics]

Roots Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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1. Intro/There's Something Goin' On
2. Proceed
3. Distortion To Static
4. Mellow My Man
5. I Remain Calm
6. Datskat
7. Lazy Afternoon
8. ? Vs. Rahzel
9. Do You Want More?!!!??!
10. What Goes On Pt. 7
11. Essaywhuman?!!!??!
12. Swept Away
13. You Ain't Fly
14. Silent Treatment
15. The Lesson Pt. 1
16. The Unlocking

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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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By Chris
Format:Audio CD
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.keep bumping this album folks this album here is a great release.
Lyrics 10/10 Production 10/10 X Factor 10/10 Classic 9/10 Me 9
Overall-48/50 This album gets 5 Mics
Also Recomended:If your ever in Green Rivers Kentucky go to Miss Patti's 1880s settlement and buy the 2 inch pork chop even a vegetarian you will love the food.I know this has nothing to do with the Roots but still its the best food ever you can also recoomend some other Roots albums
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4.0 out of 5 stars Finally Rap i can listen to April 18 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a 16 year old guy that has always liked pretty much all genres of music besides the rap i've heard. This album is not a 5 star album, because even though it is good, there are some things that they could work on. I dont have any other roots albums but i just bought this because i wanted something different. This CD has great hooks, great basslines (they actually change notes througout the song which is great), and way better lyrics than ALL of the mainstream rap out there considering cash, "hoes", and killing is left out of the lyrics. This is something i can say that I enjoy listening to even as a long time boycotter of rap music. Now i will say that the word "nigger" is quite overused...but thats all rap music..so i cant really complain. Thank you Roots for making some great Hip hop that anyone can enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The roots, the roots, the roots IS ON FIRE!!!! April 1 2004
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss out on such a classic Feb. 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
Obviuosly I got this album like 8 years after it was released but I can't live without writing about this classic Roots Project. I've seen The Roots play live and it was an experience I'll never forget. However, this album took a while to grow on me. After one night of heavy concentration and patients it was evident that this album is amazing and so are the roots. The thing that I love about this album and the roots is that they are so different compared to the other hip hop acts. Not only are they well spoken; not concerned about cars, jewelery, and guns, they play live instruments with rarely any sampling involved. My favorite tracks on the cd are "Mellow My Man", which is just fly, "Datskat", "Lazy Afternnon" all 3 verses are the same but it's an interesting concept, "Do YOu Want More" the titled track, " What Goes on Pt. 7", Silent Treatment". I also enjoy listening to "? vs. Rahzel". THough the Roots band members have changed such as Malik B. departing, ?uestlove, Black Thought, Dj Scratch, Hub are a forced to be reckened with. The thing that I like about this cd is that it is very creative, innovative, nd jazz originated. I just laugh when my my friends ask me whos's in my cd player at the time and when I say the Roots they give me a weird look. I guess they're just brainwashed with this stupid 50 Cent and Cash Money Millionaire madness. They really missing out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars South Philly in The house... Jan. 13 2004
Format:Audio CD
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?!!!?!". Then last but not least "Organix." "Do you..."is my favorite, The rapping by the roots is great and the band is amongst the best...i think each Roots album has a different feel, this feel is my favorite but the others are NOT to be overlooked by anymeans. This album is relaxed and soothing but not as laid back as "Illadelph". But the band's songs are not as hip hop geared as "TFA"..."Do you" almost sounds like a jazz album. My recomendation is get The Roots albums in this order. (TFA, Do You, Illadelph, Organix). For more in depth reviews on the other albums by me check their review sections.
NOTE:I have not heard any of Phrenology and therefore did not include it in my review, this by no means means you should conclude it's not worth getting...try it out and see what u think.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Exceptional release from "The Roots".... Oct. 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
Having long since been highly regarded for not only their exceptional 'Live' performances, as well as Old-School Hip-Hop. The Roots have cultivated a hard-core following, through their incorporation, of musical influences such as 'Jazz' & 'Soul', into their musical template....that have produced a distinctive style of their own.....With second album "Do you Want More??!!", the band have taken a 'Live' approach to this album, with a rawer feel to it than their subsequent albums....which provides the band with much room to bring Songs together wonderfully, as well a them appearing to be having a great time just jamming. Not that the songs pack any less punch than their more conventional albums....far from it in fact!!, because of the rawer more instinctual approach, the majority of songs rock hard, and speak for themselves...in fact to emphasis this point, track 10 "What Goes on Pt7", starts with some human beat boxing, cascades into soul/funk...and half way through the track, cuts into a impromptu 'Sound check'....which then perfectly leads into track 11 "Essaywhuman?!!??!!", which is a glorious Jazz / Hip-Hop fusion that epitomises the most influential qualities of 'The Roots'......and yet another sublime effort for Philly's most regarded Hip-Hop Band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE ROOTS BEST CD. . .READ ON. . .
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 more
Published on July 13 2003 by G. Mack
3.0 out of 5 stars The Roots are sick,but this is NOT their best album
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, I want more.!!.!.!
When visiting the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a friend of mine came across this CD laying on the street. Read more
Published on May 2 2003 by Mary Heller
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a wundakind
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 more
Published on March 28 2003 by AOD
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic
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 more
Published on March 17 2003 by zac
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favorites
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 more
Published on March 6 2003 by Robstar
5.0 out of 5 stars Top 5 on any hip-hop list
Their first mainstream album; One of those rare rap albums that you can listen to all the way through. Their other albums are tight, but this one is untouchable. Read more
Published on Jan. 16 2003 by Justin P. Dempsey Chiam
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