Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's the R to the double O the T S

"The good rappers ain't eatin'
They Olson twinnin'"

What a description of poverty induced anorexia...

New Roots. Like it, love it, wait for the 50 second mark when ?uestlove changes the beat. A Roots bridge could be an album for a lesser. Try to sit still. Go on, try it.

And listen to Black Thought (the rapper) at that 50 sec mark. He changes his delivery to accent the change in beat... or maybe it is the other way around. Either way, it works. As Thought himself so delicately puts it, he is "A legend in the flesh".

Plus, listen for how all the music drops out for that Olson twin line, the only part of the song where that happens.... that is for the guest rapper, Wale. How giving is that, setting up the most dramatic part of your song for a young guest you are trying to draw attention to.

For anyone who doesn't know about The Roots, first of all, shame on you. Now understand, this is the one and one and one and only hip-hop band. A band, no DJ.

But they sure seem convinced that John Travolta makes all the money... plus Oprah.

"She told me the radio been playin'
The same song all day long"