Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Roots' How I Got Over Mini-Review
When it’s all said and done, the Roots will be that basement treasure group. Imagine our future Black Thoughts, Talibs, and Mos Defs discovering dusty compact discs that say Things Fall Apart or Game Theory on them. Talk about unofficial Hip Hop training. Real talk, the Roots’ newest album How I Got Over confirms what we already know about this legendary Philly band: that anything they put out is highly quality. They're the Lincoln Center of Hip Hop. This time around they put people on. On “The Day”, underground emcees Blu and Phonte spit for that dangling carrot stick torch and “Dear God 2.0” is a lyrical manifesto on the world’s imperfection rendered by Black Thought’s chocolatey vocals. Add another strong tally mark to the legacy.