Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Roots, Vol. 1 [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Unquestionably hip-hop's greatest live band, and one of the best current live bands of any genre, Philadelphia's Roots move effortlessly through the history of funk, R&B, and hip-hop, mingling styles within and among songs but still sounding like themselves: a gritty band of socially conscious rabble-rousers eager to stretch out a song into a jam, eager to collaborate, eager to confound the expectations of sample-happy hip-hop purists. The two volumes of Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Roots survey the Roots' career, which began in 1987 when drummer ?uestlove Ahmir Thompson teamed with rapper Black Thought Tariq Trotter to perform on Philly ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Unquestionably hip-hop's greatest live band, and one of the best current live bands of any genre, Philadelphia's Roots move effortlessly through the history of funk, R&B, and hip-hop, mingling styles within and among songs but still sounding like themselves: a gritty band of socially conscious rabble-rousers eager to stretch out a song into a jam, eager to collaborate, eager to confound the expectations of sample-happy hip-hop purists. The two volumes of Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Roots survey the Roots' career, which began in 1987 when drummer ?uestlove Ahmir Thompson teamed with rapper Black Thought Tariq Trotter to perform on Philly street corners. The Beginner's Guides, each nearly 80 minutes, compile tracks from throughout the band's career, including healthy doses of remixes, live tracks, and other non-LP tracks, all thoroughly annotated in ?uestlove's extensive, anecdotal liner notes. Highlights of Volume One include "You Got Me," the Jill Scott version of the neo-soul hit that was originally released with backup vocals by Erykah Badu; "What You Want," the collaboration with Jaguar Wright that appeared in the film The Best Man; guest appearances from Common, Mos Def, and D'Angelo; and Roots staples such as "The Next Movement" and "Star." The two volumes are equally essential: Beginners will understand the breadth of the Roots' achievement, while aficionados will love the depth provided by the previously unreleased tracks. No matter how long you've been a fan, however, the Roots always leave you wanting more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498869352
  • Catalog Number: 000567002
  • Sales rank: 15,204

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Hometro/Proceed 2 (5:49)
  2. 2 Distortion to Static (1:58)
  3. 3 What They Do (5:14)
  4. 4 The Next Movement (4:07)
  5. 5 Good Music (4:08)
  6. 6 The Lesson - Dice Raw (5:04)
  7. 7 Star (5:52)
  8. 8 The Hypnotic (4:52)
  9. 9 Silent Treatment (6:48)
  10. 10 You Got Me - Jill Scott (4:56)
  11. 11 Clones - Dice Raw (4:54)
  12. 12 What You Want - Jaguar Wright (4:47)
  13. 13 Act Too (Love of My Life) - Common (4:54)
  14. 14 Do You Want More?!!!??! (4:44)
  15. 15 It's Comin' - AJ Shine (4:19)
  16. 16 Double Trouble (6:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Roots Primary Artist
ELO Track Performer
AJ Shine Track Performer
Technical Credits
Roy Ayers Composer
James Poyser Composer
Scott Spencer Storch Composer, Producer
Richard Nichols Executive Producer
The Roots Composer
Raphael Saadiq Composer, Producer
Sayeedah Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
?uestlove Producer, Executive Producer, Art Direction
Smart Abdul-Basit Composer
Mike Lowe Composer, Producer
Nancy Jimenez Art Direction
Jaguar Wright Composer
Randy Watson Experience Producer
Mark Barnes Marketing Coordinator
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    a classic must have!!!!

    A hip-hop collector's item....

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