This is the Roots first major label release. Organix was produced so they had something to sell at their concerts whilst touring Europe (they were shunned by the gangsta gangsta early 90s hip-hop community but positively embraced by the left-field european scene). Do You want More?!!??! is a fanstastic album, from start to finish it provides the listener with a well thought-out, musically accomplished album which served to alert the American public to something 'a bit different' coming out of Philly.
There are so many notable songs on this album it is hard to pick one or two to talk about. The stand-out track on the album, in my humble opinion, is probably the title song, with it's rolling bagpipe soundscape (yes bagpipes being used in a hip-hop context), it's head-nodding hook reminiscent of old-school classics, the a-capella vocal scratching and great Thought verse. Another fantastic track is the remade Essaywhuman?!!!??! which first appeared on Organix, with Black Thought 'duelling' with live instruments.
The album maintains a flow throughout, probably due to the laid back drum beats, and sparsely produced melodies. Getting softer towards the end, with a fore-runner of 'You Got Me'-style track 'Silent Treatment'.
If you have listened to any of the later Roots catalogue, and enjoyed it, or in fact like fellow Okayplayer artists Common, Reflection Eternal, etc then you should buy this album. It is jazzier than Things Fall Apart, similar-yet-better than Illadelph Halflife, and a great notice of the evolution of the Roots' sound when compared to Phrenology (or other ?uestlove produced albums eg Like Water For Chocolate).
People use the word improvement when describing the Roots' releases, but as they have all been of a high standard, it should be seen as a progression of sound.
Get Blackstar, Train of Thought, Can I Borrow A Dollar?, Resurrection, All ATCQ, A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, J5 LP and Exit as soon as possible.