R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle) [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Standing for "Route of Overcoming the Struggle," R.O.O.T.S. is Flo Rida's follow-up to Mail on Sunday, the album featuring megahit "Low." The autobiographical opener, "Finally Here," seems bemused by life's journey, and closer "Rewind" centers around a "turn back time" metaphor supported by Wyclef's pathos for hire. Of course, the reason you're here is for the numerous poptastic club tracks, all delivered in true ringtone rapper style. The Dead or Alive interpolating "Right Round" is "Low"'s heir apparent, an infectious single created by producer Doctor Luke (who previously worked for Lily Allen) plus Koool Kojak (who previously worked for Andy Milonakis). "Sugar" is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Standing for "Route of Overcoming the Struggle," R.O.O.T.S. is Flo Rida's follow-up to Mail on Sunday, the album featuring megahit "Low." The autobiographical opener, "Finally Here," seems bemused by life's journey, and closer "Rewind" centers around a "turn back time" metaphor supported by Wyclef's pathos for hire. Of course, the reason you're here is for the numerous poptastic club tracks, all delivered in true ringtone rapper style. The Dead or Alive interpolating "Right Round" is "Low"'s heir apparent, an infectious single created by producer Doctor Luke (who previously worked for Lily Allen) plus Koool Kojak (who previously worked for Andy Milonakis). "Sugar" is shameless enough to "incorporate elements" of Eiffel 65's Euro-trash earworm "Blue (Da Ba Dee)." The upbeat call-and-response hook of "Jump" is delivered by an Auto-Tuned Nelly Furtado, and if you're expecting Fergie or Gwen Stefani to show up during this pop-rap spectacular, you instead get decent shots from Ne-Yo and Akon. R.O.O.T.S. is hip-hop like Nas never happened, an album owing more to Lady GaGa than to Public Enemy. If you enjoy the hook, you enjoy the song, and if you're headed to the club in a fine ride on a Friday night, you'll likely fall for some of what's on offer here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/2009
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678968136
  • Catalog Number: 517813
  • Sales rank: 50,479

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Finally Here (4:02)
  2. 2 Jump (3:28)
  3. 3 Gotta Get A (Dancer) (4:44)
  4. 4 Shone - Pleasure P (4:23)
  5. 5 Right Round (3:22)
  6. 6 R.O.O.T.S. (3:45)
  7. 7 Be on You (4:03)
  8. 8 Mind on My Money (3:31)
  9. 9 Available (4:24)
  10. 10 Touch Me (3:10)
  11. 11 Never (4:21)
  12. 12 Sugar - Wynter (4:12)
  13. 13 Rewind (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Flo Rida Primary Artist
will.i.am Synthesizer
Mike Caren Keyboards
Bonnie McKee Background Vocals
Sly "Pyper" Jordan Vocals
Ester Dean Background Vocals
Bruno Mars Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ted Barker Composer
Eric Hudson Producer
James Scheffer Composer
Andre Harris Producer
will.i.am Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Happy Perez Producer
Mike Caren Programming, Producer, Executive Producer
Emily Wright Engineer, Vocal Editing
Julian Vasquez Digital Editing
Paul "Diceman" Bailey Engineer
Jim Jonsin Producer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Engineer
Robert Marks Engineer
Ne-Yo Producer
Elvin "Big Chuck" Prince Executive Producer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Dave Clauss Vocal Engineer
LaTrice Burnette Marketing
Catharine McNelly Publicity
Pamela Simon Packaging Manager
James Ingram Engineer
Tor Erik Hermansen Instrumentation
Rob Gold Art Manager
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    excellent music

    great music and wonderful lyrics....

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    Posted March 16, 2010

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