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VIDEO: The Roots “Dear God 2.0”

The homies at OnSmash come through with the world premier of the video for “Dear God 2.0” (featuring Monsters of Folk) from the Roots’ new album, How I Got Over, due in stores and iTunes tomorrow. The vid—Black Thought with the Taxi Cab Confessions steez—is directed by Jason Goldwatch.

The album is a winner, so I hear.


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Admit it, you can't name half of these cats...

June 21, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Roots – “How I Got Over” Track Listing

The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots’ ninth album, and third on Def Jam, is due June 22nd. Only nine tracks?

?uestlove is a proponent of the less is more theory (see Nas’ Illmatic or Sly & The Family Stone’s Stand!), so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. The as yet unheard lead single is called “Dear God 2.0” and is a remix/re-imagining of Monsters of Folk’s “Dear God.”

Track list after 2009’s (wtf?) “How I Got Over” video.

1. Walk Alone (Truck North, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)
2. Dear God 2.0 (Jim James, MOF)
3. Radio Daze (Blu, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)
4. Now Or Never (Phonte Coleman, Dice Raw)
5. How I Got Over (Dice Raw)
6. The Day (Blu, Phonte Coleman, Patty Crash)
7. Right On (Joanna Newsom, Sugar Tongue Slim)
8. Doin It Again (John Legend)
9. The Fire (John Legend, Rick Friedrich)

May 20, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments