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

The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
Artist: The Roots
Duration: 01:13:51
Album: Do You Want More?!!!??!
Genre: Rap
Styles: Alternative Rap, Jazz-Rap
Recording Location: Nebula Sounds, Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA; Trocedero
Release Date: January 17, 1995

Because the Roots were pioneering a new style during the early '90s, the band was forced to draw its own blueprints for its major-label debut album. It's not surprising then, that Do You Want More?!!!??! sounds more like a document of old-school hip-hop than contemporary rap. The album is based on loose grooves and laid-back improvisation, and where most hip-hoppers use samples to draw songs together and provide a chorus, the Roots just keep on jamming. The problem is that the Roots' jams begin to take the place of true songs, leaving most tracks with only that groove to speak for them. The notable exceptions -- "Mellow My Man" and "Datskat," among others -- use different strategies to command attention: the sounds of a human beatbox , the great keyboard work of Scott Storch, and contributions from several jazz players (trombonist Joshua Roseman, saxophonist Steve Coleman and vocalist Cassandra Wilson). By the close of the album, those tracks are what the listener remembers, not the lightweight grooves.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
There's Something Goin' On (Intro) / The Roots / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots feat: Questlove1:19
Proceed / Malik Abdul-Basit / Smart Abdul-Basit / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq Trotter / Unknown writerThe Roots4:35
Distortion to Static / Smart Abdul-Basit / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots4:18
Mellow My Man / Malik Abdul-Basit / Smart Abdul-Basit / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq Trotter / Unknown writerThe Roots4:42
I Remain Calm / Smart Abdul-Basit / Questlove / Tariq TrotterThe Roots4:08
Datskat / Smart Abdul-Basit / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots3:40
Lazy Afternoon / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots5:06
? Vs. Rahzel / Questlove / Rahzel / Ahmir ThompsonThe Roots3:18
Do You Want More?!!!??! / Questlove / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots3:21
What Goes On, Pt. 7 / Smart Abdul-Basit / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Rehani Sayed / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots5:33
Essaywhuman?!!!??! / Malik Abdul-Basit / Josh Abrams / Joshua Abrams / Steve Coleman / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots5:00
Swept Away / Smart Abdul-Basit / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots3:50
You Ain't Fly / Smart Abdul-Basit / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots4:43
Silent Treatment / Leonard Hubbard / Questlove / Scott Storch / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots6:53
The Lesson, Pt. 1 / Antoine Green / Karl B. Jenkins / Karl Jenkins / Questlove / Ahmir Thompson / Tariq TrotterThe Roots5:13
The Unlocking / Questlove / Ursula Rucker / Ahmir ThompsonThe Roots8:12

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