Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz

Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz

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by Nappy Roots
     
 

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Nappy Roots’ major label debut is a fast moving affair, stock full of sweet pop hooks and loaded down with an easy, good time feeling. Watermelon, Chicken &Gritz is a party album of a different sort, splitting the difference between the fat beats of the West Coast and the Dirty South’s gritty funk to carve out their own distinctive, high octane jams. TheSee more details below

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Nappy Roots’ major label debut is a fast moving affair, stock full of sweet pop hooks and loaded down with an easy, good time feeling. Watermelon, Chicken &Gritz is a party album of a different sort, splitting the difference between the fat beats of the West Coast and the Dirty South’s gritty funk to carve out their own distinctive, high octane jams. The group’s six members met at Western Kentucky University—four are Kentucky natives—and make little secret of their southern roots. With all six members taking turns on the mike Nappy Roots keeps a rapid pace up, swerving through the 17 tracks here with effortless energy. Southern twang and drawl stand out on tracks like "Kentucky Mud" and the hit single "Awnaw," giving Chicken, Watermelon & Gritz a pleasant, down home feeling. While the sound here is refreshing, the lyrics rarely stand out and, after awhile, some of the tracks tend to blur together. Still is this fun, perfect for rolling down the road on a sunny day and guaranteed to get the party started. ~ Martin Woodside, All Music Guide

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Jim Farber
While OutKast lean leans towards mother-ship funk, this Kentucky-based sextet has more soul. [B]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2002
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678352423
catalogNumber:
83524
Rank:
55576

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