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On their follow-up to Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz, the Kentucky-based collective Nappy Roots continue to perfect their special recipe for country-fried hip-hop -- an ever-evolving blend of funky beats, intelligent rhymes, and irresistible Dirty South grooves. Wooden Leather features studio contributions from a wide variety of producers and artists, including David Banner, Raphael Saadiq, and Lil' Jon. Among the album's highlights is the soulful "Sick and Tired," which features the distinctive vocals of Anthony Hamilton, who previously accompanied Nappy Roots on their 2002 smash single, "Po' Folks."
All Music Guide - John Bush
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On their follow-up to Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz, the Kentucky-based collective Nappy Roots continue to perfect their special recipe for country-fried hip-hop -- an ever-evolving blend of funky beats, intelligent rhymes, and irresistible Dirty South grooves. Wooden Leather features studio contributions from a wide variety of producers and artists, including David Banner, Raphael Saadiq, and Lil' Jon. Among the album's highlights is the soulful "Sick and Tired," which features the distinctive vocals of Anthony Hamilton, who previously accompanied Nappy Roots on their 2002 smash single, "Po' Folks."
All Music Guide - John Bush
Fans will be pleased to find that a platinum-selling major-label splash and critical praise from all quarters hasn't gentrified the gloriously rustic Nappy Roots in the slightest. Scraping and scrapping down South just like they did on Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz, the six-pack of rapping Kentuckians alter their focus only slightly on Wooden Leather, the group's second album for Atlantic after two self-released LPs. They do make a few concessions to their new globe-trotting schedule, courtesy of the video hit "Roun' the Globe," which declares in the chorus that the Nappy aesthetic is starting to take hold "the whole damn world's country". Fortunately they never swap their emphasis on some serious crunk-drawling for rap music's usual curb-sitting; in fact, the group expand their purview to look lovingly at lower-class life from several viewpoints: perseverance on "Push On," dogged self-improvement on "Work in Progress," and a fatalistic despair on "These Walls" sample lyric: "As darkness approaches and I'm fumbling through the blunt roaches/It's looking hopeless, totally unfocused, stumbling onto the front porch". Of course, the infamous clap is never far away, and Wooden Leather is nearly as much a bounce party as before, led by the Lil' Jon collaboration "What Cha Do? The Anthem" and the squelchy funk of "Good God Almighty."
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Where their debut suffered from hit-or-miss production, Wooden Leather sounds full, consistent, and playful, irrespective of who's behind the boards. Hua Hsu

Where their debut suffered from hit-or-miss production, Wooden Leather sounds full, consistent, and playful, irrespective of who's behind the boards. Hua Hsu
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678364624
  • Catalog Number: 83646
  • Sales rank: 205,719

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:31)
  2. 2 Good God Almighty (4:23)
  3. 3 Nappy Roots Day (4:05)
  4. 4 Roun' the Globe (4:04)
  5. 5 Lac Dogs & Hogs (4:21)
  6. 6 Sick & Tired (4:21)
  7. 7 Twang (4:07)
  8. 8 Leave This Morning (4:17)
  9. 9 Work in Progress (4:36)
  10. 10 Push On (3:58)
  11. 11 No Good (5:15)
  12. 12 These Walls (3:53)
  13. 13 War/Peace (4:19)
  14. 14 Roll Again (4:15)
  15. 15 What Cha Gonna Do? (The Anthem) (4:08)
  16. 16 Light & Dark (4:24)
  17. 17 Outro (0:39)
  18. 18 Roun' the Globe (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nappy Roots Primary Artist
Black Background Vocals
Gary Bias Flute
Dan Crawford Keyboards
Sean-E Demott Bass
Raphael Saadiq Bass, Guitar
Anthony Hamilton Vocals
Mike City Bass
Dr. Luke Guitar
Eric Walls Guitar
Aura J. Vocals
Freddie McIntosh Bass, Guitar
Scott Pfaff Guitar
Technical Credits
Troy Johnson Composer, Producer, Engineer
Anton Engineer
Kevin Freeman Producer
William Hughes Composer
B.J. Scott Composer
Raphael Saadiq Producer
Lynn Kowalewski Art Direction
Lil Jon Producer
Jessie Stewart Engineer
Mike City Producer
Mr. DJ Composer, Producer
Daniel Romero Engineer
Kanye West Producer
Ian Blanch Engineer
Mike Caren Producer, Executive Producer
Organic Producer
Billy Hume Engineer
Steve Penny Engineer
Gerry "The Gov" Brown Engineer
C. Hampton Composer
R. Wilson Composer
Scott Kidd Engineer
Sol Messiah Producer
Brian Kidd Composer
Sasha Harford Groomer
Brad Todd Engineer
John Tanksley Engineer
Freddie McIntosh Producer
Phatman Producer
Needlz Producer
Kevin Mitchell Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WORTH EVERY CENT

    Who said the country boyz can't rap...these bros make other rappers' rhyming seem childish after listenin to this album...First the south took over the charts...and now the midwest...Nappy roots has lyrics that show struggle and the truths of the people who struggle in the midwest...cop this album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A GOOD ALBUM WITH POTENTIAL TO HAVE BEEN A CLASSIC!!!

    I have to say this album suprised me. I wasnt especting this good of an album, but here it is. This album has some classic material on it like.."work in progress" "theses walls" even "no good". This album is a great buy trust me....its refreshing to hear music like this when hip hop is at its most 1 dimensional state ever

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