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Roots - undun (Parental Advisory)

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Item #: 13942262
    Personnel: Tariq Trotter (vocals); Captain Kirk Douglas (guitar); Dame "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson (sousaphone); Kamal Gray, James Poyser (keyboards); Ahmir Thompson (drums); Frank "Knuckles" Walker (percussion). Recording information: A House Called Que......more

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Artist: Roots
Description:
Personnel: Tariq Trotter (vocals); Captain Kirk Douglas (guitar); Dame "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson (sousaphone); Kamal Gray, James Poyser (keyboards); Ahmir Thompson (drums); Frank "Knuckles" Walker (percussion). Recording information: A House Called Quest, Philadelphia, PA; DaCrib, Philadelphia, PA; Downtown Music Studios, New York, NY; FNL Studios, Philadelphia, PA; Grind Music Studios; MSR Studios, New York, NY; The Boom Room, Philadelphia, PA. Just weeks after releasing their full-length collaboration with Miami soul legend Betty Wright (Betty Wright: The Movie), the Roots keep firing with Undun, their 13th studio album. While many of the group's albums have been unified sonically, Undun is cohesive from a lyrical standpoint, as it is an "existential retelling" of the life of a person named Redford Stevens, who was born in 1974 and died in 1999.
See Also:
Things Fall Apart, Do You Want More?!!!??!, Illadelph Halflife, Saying Something
See Influences:
The Last Poets, Stetsasonic, Poor Righteous Teachers, Brand Nubian, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Public Enemy, Leaders of the New School, Jungle Brothers, Eric B. & Rakim, Main Source, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr
See Contemporaries:
The Coup, The Pharcyde, The Soul Rebels, The Outfit, Lauryn Hill, Spearhead, Jazzyfatnastees, Jurassic 5, Fugees, John Forte, Pharoahe Monch, Dead Prez, Mos Def, The Black Eyed Peas
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Dun
  2. 2 Sleep - (featuring Big K.R.I.T.)
  3. 3 Make My - (featuring Dice Raw/Big K.R.I.T.)
  4. 4 One Time - (featuring Phonte)
  5. 5 Kool On - (featuring Greg Porn/Truck North)
  6. 6 OtherSide, The
  7. 7 Stomp - (featuring Greg Porn)
  8. 8 Lighthouse
  9. 9 I Remember
  10. 10 Tip the Scale - (featuring Dice Raw)
  11. 11 Redford Suite: Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)
  12. 12 Redford Suite: Possibility (2nd Movement)
  13. 13 Redford Suite: Will To Power (3rd Movement)
  14. 14 Redford Suite: Finality (4th Movement)
Type:
Performer
Genre:
R&B
Subgenre:
Rap
Label:
Def Jam Records
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
38 : 41
Guest Artist:
Big Krit; Dice Raw; Phonte; Greg Porn; Truck North
Editorial Reviews:
Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "[T]he Roots have always been at their best expressing quiet desperation and spinning old-school tales of struggling upward." -- Grade: A- Alternative Press (p.104) - "The 10-song disc documents the crime-riddled life of fictional character Redford Stephens....It's some of their best work to date." Paste (magazine) - "UNDUN is a brilliant reminder of the power of the emcee as storyteller, the possibility of 40 minutes of music lending itself to a thoughtful character and plot."
UPC:
602527869636
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