The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!

Do You Want More?!!!??!
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Geffen Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Spin - 11/94, p.94
Highly Recommended - "...The Roots have beats like no one else because they grow their own...and will be in greater demand than an undiscovered Meters sample after this..."
Spin - 11/94, p.94
Highly Recommended - "...The Roots have beats like no one else because they grow their own...and will be in greater demand than an undiscovered Meters sample after this..."
Spin - p.102
"A new sound with one foot in the past and the other in the future."
Entertainment Weekly - 1/20/95, pp.52-53
"...[The Roots] have elevated the fusion of rap and jazz into something more than a commercial hip-hop trend..." - Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly - 1/20/95, pp.52-53
"...[The Roots] have elevated the fusion of rap and jazz into something more than a commercial hip-hop trend..." - Rating: A
The Source - 11/94, p.97
4 Mics - Slammin' - "...they create a mod funk energy that many artists approach but, until now, have yet to master. The Roots come through with some raw, even progressive material without forsaking hip-hop tradition..."
The Source - 11/94, p.97
4 Mics - Slammin' - "...they create a mod funk energy that many artists approach but, until now, have yet to master. The Roots come through with some raw, even progressive material without forsaking hip-hop tradition..."
Option - 5-6/95, pp.125-127
"...Roots crank everything out themselves, in a jazzy style replete with...their own incredible live 'samples'..."
Option - 5-6/95, pp.125-127
"...Roots crank everything out themselves, in a jazzy style replete with...their own incredible live 'samples'..."
Musician - 4/95, pp.73-78
"...combines all the spare stylishness of a Tribe Called Quest album with the fluid power of a loose funk band having fun. Importantly, the group's musical core--keyboard, bass and drums--is truly hip-hop informed, armed with grooves spacious enough for the rhymers to play in..."
Musician - 4/95, pp.73-78
"...combines all the spare stylishness of a Tribe Called Quest album with the fluid power of a loose funk band having fun. Importantly, the group's musical core--keyboard, bass and drums--is truly hip-hop informed, armed with grooves spacious enough for the rhymers to play in..."
Rap Pages - 11/94, p.26
8 - "...Unlike several inocuous attempts at jazzrapwhatever, the Roots' MCing does not suffer for the "groovy, groovy, jazzy, jazzy" MTV buzz bin....Forget that bad acid you took with those futile Hip-Hop/jazz hybrids--this is all natural."
Rap Pages - 11/94, p.26
8 - "...Unlike several inocuous attempts at jazzrapwhatever, the Roots' MCing does not suffer for the "groovy, groovy, jazzy, jazzy" MTV buzz bin....Forget that bad acid you took with those futile Hip-Hop/jazz hybrids--this is all natural."
NME (Magazine) - 11/12/94, p.44
7 - Very Good - "...More astounding jazz rap, this time littered with bits where everyone raps over everyone else, like the mad sections of Steely & Clevie dubs....vocally assertive, rhythmically laid-back, brightly produced..."
NME (Magazine) - 11/12/94, p.44
7 - Very Good - "...More astounding jazz rap, this time littered with bits where everyone raps over everyone else, like the mad sections of Steely & Clevie dubs....vocally assertive, rhythmically laid-back, brightly produced..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Intro / There's Something Goin' On
  • Buy for $0.992.Proceed
  • Buy for $0.993.Distortion to Static
  • Buy for $0.994.Mellow My Man
  • Buy for $0.995.I Remain Calm
  • Buy for $0.996.Datskat
  • Buy for $0.997.Lazy Afternoon
  • Buy for $0.998.? Vs. Rahzel
  • Buy for $0.699.Do You Want More?!!!??!
  • Buy for $0.9910.What Goes on Pt. 7
  • Buy for $0.9911.Essaywhuman?!!!??!
  • Buy for $0.9912.Swept Away
  • Buy for $0.9913.You Ain't Fly
  • Buy for $0.9914.Silent Treatment
  • Buy for $0.9915.The Lesson Part 1
  • Buy for $0.9916.The Unlocking

Product Description:

The Roots: Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter (vocals, bass); Malik B. (vocals); B.R.O.THER. ?. (vocals, Hammond B-3 organ, Rhodes, drums, kazoo, whistle); Leonard Hubbard (bass).
Additional personnel includes: Rahzel The Godfather Of Noise, Bun (vocals); Graham Haynes (trumpet); Joshua Roseman (trombone); Scott Storch (piano, Rhodes, synthesizer); Shorty No Mas (drums); Sista Urban, Rachel Graham (background vocals).
Producers include: B.R.O.THER. ?, Kelo, A.J. Shine Black Thought.
Engineers include: David Ivory, Otto Capobianco, David Ivory, Gordon Rice.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios and Nebula Sounds, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; live at The Trocedero, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 15, 1993; Battery Studios, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Major Jackson.
The Roots: Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter (vocals, bass); Malik B. (vocals); B.R.O.THER. ?. (vocals, Hammond B-3 organ, Fender Rhodes piano, drums, kazoo, whistle); Leonard Hubbard (bass).
Additional personnel includes: Rahzel The Godfather Of Noise, Bun (vocals); Graham Haynes (trumpet); Joshua Roseman (trombone); Scott Storch (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizers); Shorty No Mas (drums); Sista Urban, Rachel Graham (background vocals).
Producers include: B.R.O.THER. ?, Kelo, A.J. Shine Black Thought.
Engineers include: David Ivory, Otto Capobianco, David Ivory, Gordon Rice.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios and Nebula Sounds, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; live at The Trocedero, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 15, 1993; Battery Studios, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Major Jackson.
Personnel: Rahzel (vocals, bass voice, percussion); Black Thought (vocals, fiddle, background vocals); Malik B. (vocals, background vocals); Hub (countertenor, harp, violin, upright bass); Rufus Harley (bagpipe); Brother Question (kazoo, Fender Rhodes piano, drums, background vocals); Graham Haynes (trumpet); Josh Roseman (trombone); S.S.O.T.K. (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer); Scott Spencer Storch (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Sista Urba (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: A.J. Shine; George Spatta; Jim Hinger; J.J. Bottari; Taj Walton; A.J. Cline; ?uestlove; Richard Nichols; Steve Howard; Tim Latham; Black Thought; Bob Power.
Recording information: Nebula Sounds, Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA; Trocedero.
Photographer: Alison Dyer.
Unknown Contributor Role: Black Thought.
Arranger: ?uestlove.
As the hip-hop nation grew, it was natural for jazz grooves to play an integral part of its evolution. From DJs spinning Sonny Rollins loops over beats, to rappers vocally challenging seasoned soloists (as Guru did with trumpeter Don Cherry), the initial burst of energy that a new-found jazz influence gave to hip-hop was like a blood transfusion, providing for a healthier long-term existence. With DO YOU WANT MORE?!!!??!, the Roots up the ante on all the jazz-tip outfits that have rolled out before them, fully integrating a live band with the rappers, and kicking a funky rhyme like it hasn't been kicked before...and at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, no less.
The Philadelphia quartet--MCs Black Thought and Malik B., bassist Hub, and drummer B.R.O. The R.?--treat the vocalists as simply two more instrumentalists, and thus as equal elements to the overall sound. The rappers carry the mic with a singular funky swing, comfortable in any flow setting but often mirroring the verbal interplay of A Tribe Called Quest (whom they also name-check); and the rhythm section drops its own share of bombs, when they're not busy laying down grooves for the likes of Steve Coleman and other additional players. The space heats up quickest when Black Thought and Malik use the band as a springboard for interactive flurries, and play directly off them (the live, freestyle grind, "Essay Whuman?!!??"). When such genuine moments of improvisation arise, the Roots seem like they're miles ahead of everybody else on hip-hop's jazz fusion highway.

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