Illadelph Halflife

Illadelph Halflife

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by The Roots
     
 

For the Roots' second major-label album, the band apparently recognized the weaknesses of the debut, since there are several songs which provide more structure than previous jam-session efforts -- two even became R&B radio hits. But for all its successes, Illadelph Halflife mostly repeats theSee more details below

Overview

For the Roots' second major-label album, the band apparently recognized the weaknesses of the debut, since there are several songs which provide more structure than previous jam-session efforts -- two even became R&B radio hits. But for all its successes, Illadelph Halflife mostly repeats the long-winded jams and loose improvisatory feel that characterized Do You Want More?!!!??!. And while these songs may sound great live (a field where the Roots excel over any other rap act), in a living-room setting listeners need hooks on which to focus.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/1996
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0720642497227
catalogNumber:
24972
Rank:
27290

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roots   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Steve Coleman   Saxophone
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals
Graham Haynes   Trumpet
Kamal   Piano,sleigh bells
Julia Haines   Harp
Chuck D   Voices
D'Angelo   Organ,Guitar,Vocals,fender rhodes
Scott Spencer Storch   Keyboards
Angela Slates   Vocals
Josh Roseman   Trombone
Raphael Saadiq   Bass,Background Vocals
Amel Larrieux   Voices
Ursula Rucker   Voices
Cat Heads   Voices
Brother Question   Drums,Keyboards,Voices
Rahzel   Vocals,Vocal Horns
Black Thought   Vocals
?uestlove   Drums,Keyboards,Kalimba
Joe Young   Voices
Hub   Bass,Cello
Harry Allen   Voices
Cornel West   Voices
Wendy Goldstein   Voices

Technical Credits

Lee Andrews   Contributor
Mel Lewis   Engineer
David Murray   Contributor
Lawrence Abrams   Producer
Jerry Brown   Engineer
Dave Ivory   Engineer
L.A. Jae   Producer
Q-Tip   Contributor
Steve Rowland   Producer
Chris Trevett   Engineer
Kenyatta Kelo Williams   Producer
David Dashinger   Engineer
Richard Nichols   Executive Producer
Spanky   Contributor
Raphael Saadiq   Producer
Bahamadia   Contributor
Slim Kid 3   Producer
Tom Coyne   Mastering
Malik B.   Contributor
Chaos   Producer
Brother Question   Producer
Julius L. Niskey   Artwork,Art Direction
Grand Negaz   Producer
Hans Gutknecht   Engineer
Gordon Rice   Engineer
Ummah   Producer
Rahzel   Producer
Black Thought   Producer,Contributor
Common   Contributor
Vince Kershner   Engineer
?uestlove   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Emily-Kate Berger   Artwork
Dice Raw   Contributor
Paul Smith   Engineer
M-ill-itant   Contributor
M.A.R.S.   Contributor
Scratch   Producer

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