So I’m rolling in the car with a friend who is not a fan of rap music.
Anyway, she feels like listening to something else and starts scrolling though the lists of albums. I’m impressed that she is looking at “albums” and not “artists.”
So she comes across an album entitled “do you want more?!!!??!” and hits play.
I hadn’t listened to this album in a while. I congratulate her on an excellent selection.
She says, “It sounded interesting.”
The next time we are in the car together, I put on their latest album, “How I Got Over,“ which has been in heavy rotation for me since it came out. It really is an amazing album.
The Roots organic hip-hop jazz sound has grown and developed over the course of nine studio albums. This is one group that invents a brand new sound each and every time they release a record.
However, after having listened to both of these albums closely this week, I notice that they are very similar in tone and feel. This latest album might seem a bit sparse at first listen with piano on every track. But it really grows on on.
My friend could recognized it was same group before I even told her. I`m not sure she would have done that had I played one of their other records.
We had another excellent trip.
Hopefully, this post will convert some other people to The Roots. It really is a shame that they aren`t more popular and well-known. It`s time to give them their due. They make great music and have an amazing body of work. Go check them out.