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The Roots - Rising Down CD

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The Roots - Rising Down CDThe Roots
Label: Def Jam
Year: 2008
Price: $16.95
Format: CD

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Grammy award winning hip-hop trailblazers The Roots are back with Rising Down, just two years after Game Theory, marking their second release with Def Jam Recordings. Known for their prolific lyrics and live instrumentation, the legendary Philadelphia crew has garnered critical praise throughout their career, and have firmly established themselves as a band with uncompromised artistic control and integrity. With Rising Down, the band's 10th album release, the group continues to take bolder steps by adding new depths and range to their repertoire. Co-founder ?uestlove states, ''This is probably our most political album to date dealing with addiction, nihilism, hypocritical double standards in the prison system and overall life in Philadelphia. I'd say it's more mature and intense than all of our efforts but not a 'downer' as most people expect us to do.'' The political nature of Rising Down is not only heard within the music, in fact, the title comes from William T. Vollmann's treatise on violence entitled Rising Up and Rising Down, and the release date falls on the 16th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots sparked by the acquittal of the police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Featuring guest appearances by Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Saigon, Styles P, Malik B. and more!

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TRACK LISTING
1.The Pow Wow
2.Rising Down (feat. Mos Def / Styles P)
3.Get Busy (feat. Dice Raw / Peedi Crack / DJ Jazzy Jeff)
4.@15
5.75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)
6.(Time Up)
7.Criminal (feat. Saigon / Truck North)
8.I Will Not Apologize (feat. P.O.R.N. / Dice Raw)
9.I Can't Help It (feat. P.O.R.N. / Malik B)
10.Singing Man (feat. P.O.R.N. / Truck North)
11.Up There (Unwritten) (feat. Mercedes Martinez)
12.Lost Desire (feat. Talib Kweli / Malik B)
13.The Show (feat. Common)
14.Rising Up (feat. Chrisette Michelle / Wale)
15.Birthday Girl (feat. Patrick Stump)

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