|2. Rock You|
|3. Sacrifice (feat. Nelly Furtado)|
|4. Rolling With Heat (feat. Talib Kweli)|
|5. WAOK Roll Call|
|6. Thought At Work|
|7. The Seed 2.0 (feat. Cody Chestnutt)|
|8. Break You Off (feat. Musiq)|
|11. Pussy Galore|
|12. Complexity (feat. Jill Scott)|
|13. Something In The Way Of Things [In Town] (feat. Amiri Baraka)|
It took some time for the group who did things differently to do things differently. The roots were always the live band with the hot rapper.. This time they are the stellar band who are making an album full of "songs." there aren't many people in music who can spell that word.
Black thought went from talking about his band mate's drug problems, to sacrifices the roots have made to get here, to relationship issues, to acting on temptations, to the downfalls of media, without Malik B and Dice Raw, and not a lot of guest rappers. Talib was definitely welcome to be part of the experience, and he did what he does best.
The Amiri Baraka poem was definitely a nice flavor of icing for the cake.
this album was not as cohesive as their best effort, "Illadelph Half Life", but it is damn good.
While some say Outkast is taking hip-hop to places it's never gone before, The Roots make hip-hop the way it's supposed to be made. There is a palpable feel of all the roots of music in The Roots' sound: jazz, blues, rock, and R&B are all meshed beautifully into this musical form called hip-hop. And PHRENOLOGY is the best effort they've put forth yet (including their new 2004 release, 'Tipping Point'). Own PHRENOLGY and you'll own hip-hop at its essence.
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