[Audio] The Roots – How I Got Over {Preview}

Posted in Audio, Preview by HazBro on May 24, 2010

The Roots - How I Got Over

The countdown for their new release has now officialy begun. The reports started way back in 2008 and and of course people were starting to wonder if this was really going to happen. Apparently release date is set in June 2010 according to The Boombox.

A general run down of the tracklist courtesy of The Boombox can be found after the click. Until then peep the the first track off the new album.

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TrackList –

1. ‘Walk Alone’ (feat. Truck North, PornDice RawMercedes Martinez):
This opening track follows a smoothed out intro and keeps the melodic momentum going in this neo-soul cut with former Jazzyfatnastees front woman Mercedes Martinez.

2. ‘Dear God 2.0’ (feat. Jim James, MOF):
This lead single is a reinvention of the Monsters of Folk classic ‘Dear God,’ only slightly darker and more intense than the original.

3. ‘Radio Daze’ (feat. Blu, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)
A mellow Bass-heavy movement with Blu as the official scene stealer.

4. ‘Now Or Never’ (feat. Phonte Coleman, Dice Raw):
Modestly mature track with the quietly desperate hook, “Gotta get my shit together / it’s now or never”.

5. ‘How I Got Over’ (feat. Dice Raw)
The first leaked track and video off ‘How I Got Over,’ is jungle-tinged with jazz sensibility.

6. ‘The Day’ (feat. Blu, Phonte Coleman, Patty Crash):
This track resembles the ‘Phrenology’ cut ‘Sacrifice’ featuring Nelly Furtado, but with Blu’s opening verse setting the stage for the whole song, as new school Roots affiliate Patty Crash provides a soulfully edgy hook.

7. ‘Right On’ (feat. Joanna Newsom, Sugar Tongue Slim)
Andy Samberg’s girlfriend, pianist and singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom assists this thumping track with newcomer Sugar Tongue Slim, who sounds like a cross betweenCypress Hill and the Pharcyde.

8. ‘Doin It Again’ (feat. John Legend)
A signature Roots sounding track, where John Legend sings the hook in a slightly rockier way than we’re used to.

9. ‘The Fire’ (feat. John Legend, Rick Friedrich):
This keys-heavy closing track screams ‘victory!’ in its uplifting and triumphant production.

Bonus Cut #1:
A cypher meets posse cut amidst DJ scratched production, like the soundtrack to a schoolyard.

Bonus Cut #2:
Sugar Tongue Slim is on the hook and lends a verse to this song probably titled ‘Hustler,’ since STS repeats it throughout the cut along with “I hope my baby girl grows up to be a hustler.”


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