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Organix Import

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Cargo / Umgd
  • ASIN: B000003TWZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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1. The Roots Is Comin'
2. Pass The Popcorn
3. The Anti-Circle
4. Writters Block
5. Good Music (Preclude)
6. Good Music
7. Grits
8. Leornard I-V
9. I'm Out Deah
10. Essawhamah? (Live At The Soulshack)
11. There's A Riot Going On
12. Popcorn Revisited
13. Peace
14. Common Dust
15. The Session (Longest Posse Cut In History)
16. Syreeta's Having My Baby
17. Carryin' On

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Format: Audio CD
This CD is making me feel bad about giving some of my other favorite bands 5 stars. Don't get me wrong, I stand by all of my ratings on albums, but this is just amazing. It's rough, and it sounds a bit like it was recorded in someone's bathroom, but it's just great jazz music with some good MC's who sound good and sound like they're having a good time. Essaywhamah!?!?! Live is a great intro to an otherwise good track that was included on "Do You Want More!?!?!", but it also shows that even in 1993, they could make a crowd go nuts over their great sound.
If you look at the albums after this one (example being the notes to "? vs. Scratch pt. 2" on "Things Fall Apart"), they talk about a time when they were entering talent shows for money and just taking the prize every time, and it's kind of an album that sounds like they were small on the verge of being larger than life. It's an amazing look at how small of a blip on the radar something could be, yet how great it really might be too.
The fact that they were and are doing things that other bands don't dare to do is what I love about the Roots and I really do love all of their albums, but this is my favorite. Too bad it's so hard to find and usually expensive, but it's WORTH IT.
What they lack in Production on this album (it's still not bad, either, mind you, it's just not as slick as some of the more upscale recordings that came out later) they definitely make up for in quality music.
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Installment 3 of 4 of my reviews of The Roots'studio albums (Phrenology will be included after i hear it).
I will get right to it. If you are not a Roots fan already and you are experimenting with this rap band in which you have heard so much about...you need to click on Do you want More??!!!?! or Things Fall Apart. I feel these albums are better for one who is just getting into the band, due to the fact that this album is very raw...which isn't bad but i think TFA and Do You.. are a little more upbeat and better to hook you on for the ride. now onto the actual review...Organic: Instrumental; acting as instruments of nature or of art to a certain destined function or end. that says it right there. this is The Roots most raw album. the album's backbone is a string bass and the spinal chord is backed by the roots drummer and most famous member
?uestlove (?uest=quest). i like this album because it shows where the Roots came from but to some people's like or dislike the lyrics don't have as strong a message as "Things Fall Apart." This Album (organix) as all Roots album should be listened to in thier entirety the first few times. but this album has no one track that i would take out and put in a playlist of mine(where as the other do). it is just a full album that is like one continuing concert in CD form. i recommend this album if you are already a Roots fan.
"Is that the Inspector Gadget Theme song?"
What the hell was i talking about you ask? listen to the song "the anti-circle" you can't miss it.
also for the really acute music ear there is a faint guitar riff that sounds alike like "You're all i need(remix)" by method man and Mary J. Blige in the beginning of "common dust".
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Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers, Nas - Illmatic, The Roots - Organix. Spot the diffrence: The Roots are the only ones who've maintained a good quality of music since their debut. I think everyone is with me when I say that Nas and Wu-Tang have gone drastically downhill after their fantastic debuts. I believe this is because it is difficult to keep up the high quality brought to us in these debuts. However, The Roots are the exception. Anyone with a debut as original and inventive as 'Organix' would find it difficult to keep up a similar standard in future albums... apart from The Roots. A fantastic hip hop band with tremendous talent and this album is one of a few which makes us feel proud to live in a world of good music.
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This is when they were all for Freestyling and made an album for there live appearences back in 93.In many ways this is like a demo tape.The quality however is far superior to most demo tapes.The raps are mostly sick freestyle rhymes.
Lyrics 9/10 Production 9/10 X Factor 9/10 Classic 8/10 Me 10/10
Overall 45/50 This album gets 4.5 Mics great
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars May 16 2016
By Matt Shepley - Published on Amazon.com
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Some good jams... especially common dust and Leonards parts one thru five
5.0 out of 5 stars Sry for delay just what nephew wanted Oct. 3 2016
By Susan - Published on Amazon.com
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Thank you
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Oct. 19 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of my fav roots album July 20 2008
By D. Marte - Published on Amazon.com
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POPCORN YALL!!!!! crasy album and i love how hub used an accustic bass instad of a eletric bass.... LOVE IT

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4.0 out of 5 stars More Of That Organic Hip Hop Jazz (4.5 Stars) March 23 2005
By Norfeest - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you're already a fan of The Roots, then run out and get this album. Actually, anyone that claims to love rap music should experience this album at least once. The production is more stripped down when compared to later releases, but the raw energy dispensed by this album more than makes up for it. You can tell that they hadn't quite begun to gel as a group yet (they hadn't even settled on a name yet because the refer to themselves as SQT or The Square Roots on several occasions), but they still manage to create the same magic vibe that's present on their other albums. You can tell that this was a young, hungry group that had a great time making a fun album. You can hear the jazz influence throught out the entire album. Be warned though, you won't find any appearances from Ursula Rucker, Rahzel, Scratch, or Dice Raw. It's still a tight LP though.

There are one or two rough spots on the album though. "The Session", while incredibly dope, is a bit long-winded (12:45). And there are times when the production can be VERY dry. All complaints about this album end there.

In short: This album is basically a rough draft of what was to come later on down the road. It's dope, but it's also stripped down and raw......and this listener loved it. I highly reccomended picking up this album if you want to witness the magic and early hunger of a classic group. The Roots never drop anything wack and this album is no exception.

Standout Tracks: Leonard I-V, The Anti-Circle, Good Music, Essaywhuman!!! (Live At The Soulshack), Grits, Pass The Popcorn (My Favorite), The Session (Longest Posse Cut In History), and Popcorn Revisited

P.S. - Whoever was responsible for the marketing and promotion of this album should've been demoted to the mail boy or something. The lack of promotion for this album borders on criminal.