The Day Of Dylan
Ghandigram, India - 26/6/06
The very talented Neilson of Jetty Productions just sent me this Undisputed Heavyweights for a bigger project we're working on.
BV just posted my review of the Roots show from the night before last. Read an excerpt below and the whole review here. Photo by Eric Townsend.
The most surprising fact of The Roots' show at Webster Hall last night (August 14, 2006) wasn't that Cee-Lo Green of Gnarls Barkley/Goodie Mob fame came out to sing Crazy with them, but that the sound at the club was roughly 4.3 times better than it was for the Roots at Radio City Music Hall. (the sound during Talib Kweli's set was still traditionally awful though).
The Roots are known as the best (and really only) band in Hip Hop. Close to the release of their upcoming Game Theory album - their first on Def Jam Left and best in years - they once more showed us why they can claim that title. Aside from a little variety, the show nearly mirrored the Radio City show. They brought all that they are known for. Black Thought's impeccable breath control and clarity - *coughTalibwatchandlearncough* - combined with a majestic flow makes up for his somewhat anonymous stage presence. Drummer ?uestlove commands the stage and directs the band through a slew of the group's hits - some fantastic new ones, and snippets of non-Roots classics. My favorite part of the show was when they paid homage by segwaying through a slew of songs by Ol' Dirty Bastard, the Notorious B.I.G., Salt 'N Peppa, Grandmaster Flash, Wu Tang Clan and many more... Still the best show in Hip Hop after all those years. Read the whole review here
Download of the Day
Untraditional hip hop track and one of my top faves off the new Roots album!
The Roots - False Media (MP3) via Recidivism