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

Roots Audio CD
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss out on such a classic Feb. 7 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 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 Yes, I want more.!!.!.! May 2 2003
Format:Audio CD
When visiting the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a friend of mine came across this CD laying on the street. He picked it up, put it in his CD player, and proceded to have one of the best listening experiences of his life.
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."
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4.0 out of 5 stars Finally, musically worthy Rap Dec 7 2002
Format:Audio CD
Me being absolutely disgusted with 99% of all Rap that I have heard, getting to know The Roots was a welcome breath of fresh air. I got this CD used (someone got rid of it!?) and I must say I was delighted. This is something that may well be called music. They not only rap, they also employ some "choruses", and the musicians follow with taste and swing. This is eons away from the usual hip-hop - the dull, machine made garbage that is drilled into your brain all the time by the media. This is a living, breathing, ORGANIC experience that must be heard to be believed. Sadly, this is but an exception in the field. If more rappers took a lead from stuff like this, then you would have something. But I think many of them are just not talented enough, or brave enough to deal with an actual band, because this would put a musical burden on their shoulders. Believe me, achieving this kind of synergy, this chemistry takes a lot of talent, and a lot of work. Whereas setting up a machine for a monotonous beat is a no-brainer. I deeply commend The Roots for being brave, for being musical and for being unique. Get it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Proceed..! Oct. 5 2001
Format:Audio CD
This second LP form the legendary Roots crew is probably the most lighthearted of all their releases. Black Thought was already a lyrical genius and MC to be reckoned with, but his voice hadn't yet deepened into the remarkable instrument that it is today. He and non-touring MC Malik B were still perfecting their legendary tag team skills and the arrangements were loose and indicative of the band's live shows. Bassist Leonard "HUB" Hubbard and Drummer/Producer/Sonic-Overlord Ahmir "QUESTLOVE" Thompson were already an airtight rhythm section with plenty of talent for improv and following each other through a wild maze of funky grooves. The contribution of Human Beatbox Rahzel "The Godfather of Noize" is remarkable, just listen to the classic track "? vs Rahzel" for proof! Featuring only ?uestlove (doing some of his most inventive drumming ever!) and Rahzel imitating a host of instruments, "? vs Rahzel" will have you wondering whether the other Roots are needed afterall (just kidding fellas), but his skills are incredible just the same. If I had to pick a favorite it would be "Distortion To Static", again, great drumming, upright bass, a trippy, laughing vocal effect and terrific rhymes by Black Thought and Malik B. (his unplanned laughter on the line 'and you wonder what's next' is priceless!) that make it a keeper for the ages. All in all, "Do You Want More?" is one of the few mid 90's rap releases that still sound fresh today. By avoiding tired cliches, trends and the hate and violence that ruins so much music these days, The Roots have always been eons ahead of the pack. For one thing, they're a BAND. Secondly, they're a GREAT BAND. Do You Want More??!! What a silly question, OF COURSE!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am back from Kentucky this is also a great album
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 more
Published on July 14 2004 by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally Rap i can listen to
I am a 16 year old guy that has always liked pretty much all genres of music besides the rap i've heard. Read more
Published on April 18 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The roots, the roots, the roots IS ON FIRE!!!!
THEIR BEST ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY BETTER THAN PHENOLOGY!!!!!!!!!! GREAT!!!!!!!
Published on April 1 2004 by Ed Facile
5.0 out of 5 stars South Philly in The house...
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 more
Published on Jan. 13 2004 by "lamomasmicho"
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 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 27 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 16 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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