If you haven’t visited the Roots’ page over at Okayplayer.com, you’re missing some great content. I spent a good hour or so reading, listening, watching all it has to offer, including a bonus song from the international release of Rising Down.
I just got my hands on Rising Down the other day, and so far, it’s everything I’ve come to expect from the Roots – passionate and intense with something to say. I can’t think of a band – hip-hop or otherwise – that is as prolific without losing its edge as the Roots.
To celebrate, I’ve created a Roots-themed Muxtape. I’ve included a favorite song from each of their nine albums, including the 1999 live album The Roots Come Alive.
Here’s an AOL sessions performance of the new track 75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction), found at Okayplayer.com.
The Roots | 75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction) (AOL sessions)