The Roots Songs List

Do You Want More?!!!??!
Released in 1995
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Entertainment Weekly: "...[The Roots] have elevated the fusion of rap and jazz into something more than a commercial hip-hop trend..." - Rating: A

Rising Down
Released in 2008
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Rolling Stone: 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "RISING DOWN is the Roots' most political album....Rapper Black Thought is in his comfort zone playing the firebrand..."

The Roots Come Alive
Released in 1999
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Rolling Stone: 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...creates a charged atmosphere that's more like a block party or community rally than a concert....[This album] captures that charisma..."

Organix
Released in 2006
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Wake Up!
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Released in 2010
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Rolling Stone: 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] brilliantly conceived and executed album, reviving music from the nixon-era heyday of politically engaged R&B."

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Hard Time
  • 2.Compared To What
  • 3.Wake Up Everybody
  • 4.Our Generation (The Hope of The World)
  • 5.Little Ghetto Boy (Prelude)
  • 6.Little Ghetto Boy
  • 7.Hang On In There
  • 8.Humanity (Love The Way It Should Be)
  • 9.Wholy Holy
  • 10.I Can't Write Left Handed
  • 11.I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
  • 12.Shine
The Best of Rap and Hip Hop - 20th Century
Released in 2003
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The Roots also appears in this compilation

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 8.Crossover
  • 12.The Next Movement
Game Theory (2-LPs)
Released in 2006
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  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Dilltastic Vol Won Derful
  • 2.False Media
  • 3.Game Theory
  • 4.Dont Feel Right
  • 5.In The Music
  • 6.Take It There
  • 7.Baby
  • 8.Here I Come
  • 9.Long Time
  • 10.Living In A New World
  • 11.Clock With No Hands
  • 12.Atonement
  • 13.Cant Stop This
How I Got Over
Released in 2010
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  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.A Peace of Light
  • 2.Walk Alone
  • 3.Dear God 2. 0
  • 4.Radio Daze
  • 5.Now or Never
  • 6.How I Got Over
  • 7.DillaTUDE: The Flight of Titus
  • 8.The Day
  • 9.Right On
  • 10.Doin' It Again
  • 11.The Fire
  • 12.Tunnel Vision
  • 13.Web 20 / 20
  • 14.Hustla
  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Theme From The Middle Of The Night
  • 2.Never
  • 3.When The People Cheer
  • 4.The Devil
  • 5.Black Rock
  • 6.Understand
  • 7.Dies Irae
  • 8.The Coming
  • 9.The Dark (Trinity)
  • 10.The Unraveling
  • 11.Tomorrow
Proceed II
Released in 1995
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  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Proceed II
Things Fall Apart
Released in 1999
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Spin: "An album as badass as the live show."

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Act Won (Things Fall Apart)
  • 2.Table of Contents, Pts. 1-2
  • 3.The Next Movement
  • 4.Step into the Realm
  • 5.The Spark
  • 6.Dynamite!
  • 7.Without a Doubt
  • 8.Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
  • 9.Double Trouble
  • 10.Act Too (Love of My Life)
  • 11.100% Dundee
  • 12.Diedre Vs. Dice
  • 13.Adrenaline!
  • 14.3rd Acts: ? Vs. Scratch 2...Electric Boogaloo
  • 15.You Got Me
  • 16.Don't See Us
  • 17.The Return to Innocence Lost
  • 18.[Untitled Track] - (hidden track)
How I Got Over
Released in 2010
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Entertainment Weekly: "[The album] delivers all the funk/soul/jazz vibes fans have come to expect." -- Grade: A-

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.A Peace of Light
  • 2.Walk Alone
  • 3.Dear God 2. 0
  • 4.Radio Daze
  • 5.Now or Never
  • 6.How I Got Over
  • 7.DillaTUDE: The Flight of Titus
  • 8.The Day
  • 9.Right On
  • 10.Doin' It Again
  • 11.The Fire
  • 12.Tunnel Vision
  • 13.Web 20 / 20
  • 14.Hustla
Phrenology
Released in 2002
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Rolling Stone: Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Phrentrow
  • 2.Rock You
  • 3.!!!!!
  • 4.Sacrifice - (featuring Nelly Furtado)
  • 5.Rolling With Heat - (featuring Talib Kweli)
  • 6.WAOK Roll Call
  • 7.Thought @ Work
  • 8.Seed 2.0, The - (with Cody Chesnutt)
  • 9.Break You Off - (featuring Musiq)
  • 10.Water
  • 11.Quills
  • 12.Pussy Galore
  • 13.Complexity - (featuring Jill Scott)
  • 14.Something In The Way Of Things (In Town) - (featuring Amiri Baraka)
  • 15.(untitled) - (hidden track)
  • 16.(untitled) - (hidden track)
  • 17.(untitled) - (hidden track)
  • 18.(untitled) - (hidden track)
Illadelph Halflife
Released in 1996
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Spin: Ranked #20 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Intro
  • 2.Respond / React
  • 3.Section
  • 4.Panic!!!!!
  • 5.It Just Don't Stop
  • 6.Episodes
  • 7.Push up Ya Lighter
  • 8.What They Do
  • 9.? Vs. Scratch (The Token DJ Cut)
  • 10.Concerto of Desparado
  • 11.Clones
  • 12.UNIverse at War
  • 13.No Alibi
  • 14.Dave Vs. Us
  • 15.No Great Pretender
  • 16.The Hypnotic
  • 17.Ital (The Universal Side)
  • 18.One Shine
  • 19.The Adventures in Wonderland
  • 20.Outro
Game Theory
Released in 2006
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Rolling Stone: Ranked #18 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "GAME THEORY is classic studio Roots, full of invention and left turns."

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Dilltastic Vol Won(derful)
  • 2.False Media
  • 3.Game Theory
  • 4.Don't Feel Right
  • 5.In the Music - (featuring Malik B./Porn)
  • 6.Take It There
  • 7.Baby
  • 8.Here I Come
  • 9.Long Time - (featuring Peedi Peedi / Bunny Sigler)
  • 10.Livin' in a New World
  • 11.Clock with No Hands
  • 12.Atonement
  • 13.Can't Stop This
The Tipping Point
Released in 2004
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Rolling Stone: 3 stars out of 5 - "[With] buttery pop choruses, hard-as-hell hookless spitting, jittery programmed beats...and it's got a bunch of impressive ideas."

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Star / Pointro
  • 2.I Don't Care
  • 3.Don't Say Nuthin'
  • 4.Guns Are Drawn
  • 5.Stay Cool
  • 6.Web
  • 7.Boom!
  • 8.Somebody's Gotta Do It
  • 9.Duck Down!
  • 10.Why (What's Goin' On?)
...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Released in 2014
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Rolling Stone: "The band seems fueled by a moody, circa-1961 record collection, recontextualizing life before funk: Pianos and strings clash in explosions of third-stream jazz..."

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Theme From The Middle Of The Night
  • 2.Never
  • 3.When The People Cheer
  • 4.The Devil
  • 5.Black Rock
  • 6.Understand
  • 7.Dies Irae
  • 8.The Coming
  • 9.The Dark (Trinity)
  • 10.The Unraveling
  • 11.Tomorrow (feat. Raheem DeVaughn)
  • 12.Nothing
Betty Wright: The Movie
Released in 2011
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  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Old Songs
  • 2.Real Woman
  • 3.In the Middle of the Game (Don't Change the Play)
  • 4.Surrender
  • 5.Grapes On a Vine
  • 6.Look Around (Be a Man)
  • 7.Tonight Again
  • 8.Hollywould
  • 9.Whisper In the Wind
  • 10.Baby Come Back
  • 11.So Long, So Wrong
  • 12.You and Me, Leroy
  • 13.The One
  • 14.Go! [Live] [Live]
Undun [Explicit Version]
Released in 2011
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Entertainment Weekly: "[T]he Roots have always been at their best expressing quiet desperation and spinning old-school tales of struggling upward." -- Grade: A-

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Dun
  • 2.Sleep - (featuring Big K.R.I.T.)
  • 3.Make My - (featuring Dice Raw / Big K.R.I.T.)
  • 4.One Time - (featuring Phonte)
  • 5.Kool On - (featuring Greg Porn / Truck North)
  • 6.The OtherSide
  • 7.Stomp - (featuring Greg Porn)
  • 8.Lighthouse
  • 9.I Remember
  • 10.Tip the Scale - (featuring Dice Raw)
  • 11.Redford Suite: Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)
  • 12.Redford Suite: Possibility (2nd Movement)
  • 13.Redford Suite: Will To Power (3rd Movement)
  • 14.Redford Suite: Finality (4th Movement)
Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs [Deluxe Edition]
Released in 2013
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Mojo (Publisher): 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he approach feels refreshing....'Wake Me Up' melds 'The River In Reverse' with THE DELIVERY MAN album's apocalyptic Bedlam..."

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Walk Us Uptown
  • 2.Sugar Won't Work
  • 3.Refused To Be Saved
  • 4.Wake Me Up
  • 5.Tripwire
  • 6.Stick Out Your Tongue
  • 7.Come The Meantimes
  • 8.(She Might Be A) Grenade
  • 9.Cinco Minutos Con Vos
  • 10.Viceroy's Row
  • 11.Wise Up Ghost
  • 12.If I Could Believe
  • 13.My New Haunt
  • 14.Can You Hear Me?
  • 15.The Puppet Has Cut His Strings
Do You Want More?!!!??! (2LPs)
Released in 2015
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  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Intro/There's Something Goin' On (Side A)
  • 2.Proceed (Side A)
  • 3.Distortion to Static (Side A)
  • 4.Mellow My Man (Side A)
  • 5.I Remain Calm (Side A)
  • 6.Datskat (Side B)
  • 7.Lazy Afternoon (Side B)
  • 8.? vs. Rahzel (Side B)
  • 9.Do You Want More?!!!??! (Side B)
  • Tracks of Disc 2
  • 1.What Goes On, Pt. 7 (featuring Elo) (Side A)
  • 2.Essaywhuman?!!!??! (Side A)
  • 3.Swept Away (featuring Cassandra Wilson) (Side A)
  • 4.You Ain't Fly (Side A)
  • 5.Silent Treatment (Side B)
  • 6.The Lesson Pt. 1 (featuring Dice Raw) (Side B)
  • 7.The Unlocking (featuring Ursula Rucker) (Side B)
Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs
Released in 2013
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Mojo (Publisher): 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he approach feels refreshing....'Wake Me Up' melds 'The River In Reverse' with THE DELIVERY MAN album's apocalyptic Bedlam..."

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Walk Us Uptown
  • 2.Sugar Won't Work
  • 3.Refused To Be Saved
  • 4.Wake Me Up
  • 5.Tripwire
  • 6.Stick Out Your Tongue
  • 7.Come The Meantimes
  • 8.(she Might Be A) Grenade
  • 9.Cinco Minutos Con Vos
  • 10.Viceroy's Row
  • 11.Wise Up Ghost
  • 12.If I Could Believe
Wise Up: Thought (Remixes & Reworks) (10")
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Released in 2013
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  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.CINCO Minutos Con Vos (Karriem Riggins Remix featuring Black Thought)
  • 2.SUGAR Won't Work (Karriem Riggins Beat Interlude)
  • 3.Come the MEANTIMES (Karriem Riggins Remix)
  • 4.The PUPPET Has Cut His Strings (Karriem Riggins Beat Interlude)
  • 5.TRIPWIRE (Menahan Street Band Rework)
  • 6.VICEROY'S Row (Karriem Riggins Beat Interlude)
  • 7.Walk Us UPTOWN (Antibalas Rework (Chico Mann Edit))
Things Fall Apart [Import]
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Released in 2014
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  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Act Won (Things Fall Apart)
  • 2.Table of Contents (Parts 1 & 2)
  • 3.Next Movement
  • 4.Step Into The Realm
  • 5.Spark
  • 6.Dynamite!
  • 7.Without A Doubt
  • 8.Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
  • 9.Double Trouble
  • 10.Act Too (The Love of My Life)
  • 11.100% Dundee
  • 12.Diedre vs. Dice
  • 13.Adrenaline!
  • 14.3rd Acts: ? vs. Scratch 2... Electric Boogalo
  • 15.You Got Me (Featuring Erykah Badu)
  • 16.Don't See Us
  • 17.Return To Innocence Lost
  • 18.Act Fore... the End?

Rolling Stone: "The band seems fueled by a moody, circa-1961 record collection, recontextualizing life before funk: Pianos and strings clash in explosions of third-stream jazz..."

  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.Theme From The Middle Of The Night
  • 2.Never
  • 3.When The People Cheer
  • 4.The Devil
  • 5.Black Rock
  • 6.Understand
  • 7.Dies Irae
  • 8.The Coming
  • 9.The Dark (Trinity)
  • 10.The Unraveling
  • 11.Tomorrow (feat. Raheem DeVaughn)
  • 12.Nothing
  • Tracks of Disc 1
  • 1.How I Got Over [Album Version (Edited)] - The Roots
  • 2.How I Got Over [Album Version (Explicit)] - The Roots
  • 3.How I Got Over [Instrumental] - The Roots
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