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Do You Want More?!!!??! [Explicit Lyrics]

The Roots Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Mar 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000003TB6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,703 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Intro / There's Something Goin' On (Album Version) 1:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Proceed (Album Version) 4:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Distortion To Static (Album Version) 4:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mellow My Man (Album Version (Explicit)) 4:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Remain Calm (Album Version) 4:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Datskat (Album Version) 3:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Lazy Afternoon (Album Version) 5:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. ? Vs. Rahzel (Album Version) 3:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Do You Want More?!!!??! (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. What Goes On, Pt. 7 (Album Version) 5:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Essaywhuman?!!!??! 4:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Swept Away (Album Version) 3:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. You Ain't Fly (Album Version) 4:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Silent Treatment (Album Version) 6:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The Lesson Pt. 1 5:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Unlocking 8:110.79  Buy MP3 

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Typically, we're better off ignoring the boasts of a rapper who claims to describe his own music, but when the Roots' lead voice Black Thought opens up his group's debut album by saying, "You are all about to witness some organic hip-hop jazz," it's a good idea to listen up. Organic is a fitting adjective for a hip-hop crew whose m.o. is as different from the typical studio-locked DJ/MC combo as grass is to Astroturf.

Nothing wrong with a little artificial grazeland, of course, but the Roots are making tasty roughage that blooms into real songs, where raps wind around bass, drums, keys, and horns, and where instruments coil up to voice cadences--where music and lyrics meet and grow together naturally, not coincidentally. You can hear the Roots' heart pump hardest when they pull off the things loops and samples cannot: just check the vocal/instrument interchanges of "Essaywhuman?!!!??!" or the left-turn instrumental digression midway through "Mellow My Man" to witness the living sounds of rap.

The Roots' Philadelphia-based groove collective build slick acid jazz playing around the smooth East Coast rhyming of A Tribe Called Quest and wild West Coast freestyling to create sounds as formless and fluid as jazz, but never unrecognisable as hip-hop. The music picks up where the mad scatting and melodic trills of L.A.'s defunct Freestyle Fellowship left off, and wakes up the tired hype of jazz/rap cross-pollination to new possibilities. The roots of this kind of fusion have long been around, though perhaps these Roots are hope for a new dawning. --Roni Sarig

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 100% live and 200% groovy hip hop. 6 Jan 2000
Format:Audio CD
What can I say? If you haven't heard this yet, you are missing out on some seriously good tunes. Combines the retro sound of the Fender Rhodes with some real funky bass playing, the expected awesomely solid drums from BROTHER ? and complex, muti layered rap. This is the future of hip hop, right here, right now.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I know you dig it when I kick it baby 23 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album 12 Mar 2014
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one of roots better albums in my opinion. great cd nuff said! Deffo a steal at these prices so pick it up!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless victory! 27 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
Where shall I start? Proceed is a good start to the album (the intro does not count), maintaining an uplifting beat through-out the song. Distortion To Static creates a calm sapce in your head, with The Roots shwoing who's boss. Mellow My Man, follows Distortion To Static's style, but is slightly better. I Remain Calm is a remarkable song, with a happy, upbeat Rythm. Datskat is slightly disappointing, but still good. Lazy Afternoon is a good example of The Roots' laidback style, with smooth repetitive verses. ? vs Rahzel is a rather interesting track, with ?uestlove on the drums and Rahzel beatboxing/singing/being god nothing more, nothing less. Do You Want More?!!!??! is a stand-out song, which shows that Bagpipes and Hip/hop can really go together well. What Goes On Pt. 7 is another smooth song, with nothing over-the-top. Essaywhuman?!!!??! is a live set The Roots did, proving that they can rock live. Swept Away is another relaxed song, with a very catchy beat. You Ain't Fly is a great track incorporating more, up tempo flair, with a humerous slant. Silent Treatment is probably the most chilled song on the album, with a decent chorus. The Lesson Part 1 shows Rahzel's unhuman skills with his vocal acrobatics. Very good song, and will stick in your head for a long time afterwards. The last song, The Unlocking is a strange morbid-but-good song, with perfect vocals from Ursula Rocker. If you stay onto 7:51, you will hear a short skit of Rahzel beatboxing, as the proverbial cherry on top.

Must have album
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The future sound of jazz-hiphop 18 Nov 2000
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Live organic Illadelpia hip hop jazz, drawing off a wide range of influences both old and new, the musical geniuses of ?estlove, Hub and Scott Storch combine with the raw, conscious vocal streams of Black Thought, Malik B and Dice Raw to provide the ideal introduction to the phenomena that has become the sound of Philadelphia. If you find most commercial hip-hop a turn-off with its synthesized breaks and melodies, or even if you think you don't like hip-hop you might like to take a listen to this. Essential.
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