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In the history of rap, some questions remain unfathomable. Like knowing which Roots album is the best. What is certain is that their first, Do You Want More? !!! ??! (1995), comes back frequently in the shortlist alongside Things Fall Apart (1999), Phrenology (2002) or Game Theory (2006). With his rap-jazz jam tunes, his raw and thrifty construction, he is the perfect illustration of the formation's groove, a base around which an entire discography has been built. Composed mainly of remixes of the original tracklist already published, this tasty deluxe* reissue suggests how the Roots, while cultivating their uniqueness, knew how to be deeply rooted in the New York sound of its time. The versions of Proceed remixed by A.J. Shine or that of Silent Treatment by Kelo add classic samples of the time, a definitely old school side, while respecting the untouchable drums of Questlove, the only element never disguised. Also exciting to hear another version of Distortion To Static in freestyle and scratched choruses, or the new verses and ad libs placed on Lazy Afternoon. Good new with good old. © Brice Miclet / Qobuz


* This deluxe edition, which was slated for release on March 12, will be available on June 25. It is drawn from the original recordings and features eighteen bonus tracks curated by Questlove; some of which have never been released and others that have never previously been available digitally. The 3LP deluxe vinyl edition features five bonus tracks — Proceed II Feat. Roy Ayers, Proceed III, Proceed IV (AJ Shine Mix), Proceed V (Beatminerz Mix), along with five remixes of Silent Treatment. While the 4LP edition features all of the above plus the additional eight bonus tracks : In Your Dreams Kid (I'm Every MC), The Ultimate (Original '94 Version), ...… (dot dot dot… on & on), Pffat Time, Swept Away (Original Draft), It's Coming, Lazy Afternoon (Alternate Version)", and two remix versions of" Distortion To Static".


Original release October 24, 1994 (USA) and January 17, 1995 (Do You Want More?!!!??! - Tracks 1-16)

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1
Intro / There's Something Goin' On
00:01:17

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - Richard Nichols, Co-Producer - David Ivory, Engineer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

2
Proceed
00:04:35

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Leonard Hubbard, Composer, Lyricist - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - Scott Storch, Composer, Lyricist - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - Richard Nichols, Co-Producer, Mixer - Vince Kershner, Engineer - David Ivory, Engineer - Otto Capobianco, Engineer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer - Bob Power, Mixer - George Spatta, Assistant Mixer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Distortion To Static
00:04:12

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - B.R.O.Ther. ?, Producer - Smart Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - Leonard Hubbard, Composer, Lyricist - David Ivory, Engineer - Otto Capobianco, Engineer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer - Bob Power, Mixer - A.J. Shine, Mixer - Scott Storch, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Tim Latham, Mixer - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Gordon Rice, Engineer - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Mellow My Man
00:04:37

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - Leonard Hubbard, Composer, Lyricist - David Ivory, Engineer - Bob Power, Mixer - Scott Storch, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Steve Howard, Assistant Mixer - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - George Spatta, Assistant Mixer - The Roots, Main Artist - Unknown Writer, Composer, Lyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer - Negaz Grand, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

5
I Remain Calm
00:04:07

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - David Ivory, Engineer - Black Thought, Producer - Richard Nichols, Mixer - Tariq Trotter, Mixer, Composer, Lyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - A.J. Shine, Mixer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer - Jim "Jiff" Hinger, Mixer - B.R.O.Ther. ?, Producer, Co-Producer - Jim "Schmedly" Bottari, Assistant Mixer - Taj Walton, Assistant Mixer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Datskat
00:03:40

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - Leonard Hubbard, Composer, Lyricist - David Ivory, Engineer - Bob Power, Mixer - Scott Storch, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Gordon Rice, Engineer - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer - Negaz Grand, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Lazy Afternoon (featuring Sista Urban & Rachel Graham)
00:05:06

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - Leonard Hubbard, Composer, Lyricist - David Ivory, Engineer - Bob Power, Mixer, Engineer - Black Thought, Producer - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer - B.R.O.Ther. ?, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
? Vs. Rahzel
00:03:17

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - David Ivory, Mixer, Engineer - Richard Nichols, Producer, Co-Producer - RAHZEL, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - Rahzel the Godfather of Noize, Producer - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - B.R.O.Ther. ?, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Do You Want More?!!!??!
00:03:20

David Ivory, Recording Engineer - Bob Power, Mixer - Black Thought, Producer - Scott Storch, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Nichols, Mixer - Rufus Harley, Bagpipes - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - B.R.O.Ther. ?, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

10
What Goes On, Pt. 7
00:05:32

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - ELO, Featured Artist - Leonard Hubbard, Composer, Lyricist - David Ivory, Engineer - Scott Storch, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - Rehani Sayed, Composer, Lyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Otto Capobianco, Engineer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer - Negaz Grand, Producer - Jim "Jiff" Hinger, Mixer - Jim "Schmedly" Bottari, Assistant Mixer - Taj Walton, Assistant Mixer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Essaywhuman?!!!??!
00:04:59

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Leonard Hubbard, Composer, Lyricist - Black Thought, Producer - Scott Storch, Composer, Lyricist - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - Joshua Abrams, Composer, Lyricist - Steve Coleman, Composer, Lyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - Josh Abrams, Composer, Lyricist - Questlove, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

12
Swept Away (featuring Cassandra Wilson)
00:03:46

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - Leonard Hubbard, Composer, Lyricist - David Ivory, Engineer - Scott Storch, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Cassandra Wilson, Featured Artist - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer - Jim "Jiff" Hinger, Mixer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
You Ain't Fly
00:04:42

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - Leonard Hubbard, Composer, Lyricist - Bob Power, Mixer - Scott Storch, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - George Spatta, Assistant Mixer - Smart Abdul-Basit, Composer, Lyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Otto Capobianco, Engineer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Silent Treatment (featuring Cassandra Wilson)
00:06:51

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Produced by Grand Negaz (Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel, Scott Storch) - Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer - Bob Power, Mixer - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - George Spatta, Assistant Mixer - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer - Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Mixer - Vince Kershner, Engineer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
The Lesson Pt. 1 (featuring Dice Raw)
00:05:11

The Roots (Tariq Trotter [Black Thought], vocals - Ahmir Khalib Thompson [Questlove], drums - Malik B., rap - Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, bass - Josh Abrams [Rubberband], bass - Scott Storch, keyboard) - Tariq Trotter, Composer, Lyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Dice Raw, FeaturedArtist - Karl B. Jenkins, Composer, Lyricist - Antoine Green, Composer, Lyricist - Questlove, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

16
The Unlocking (featuring Ursula Rucker)
00:05:29

Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - Ursula Rucker, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - The Grand Negaz, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

Bonus Tracks (Tariq Trotter)

17
Proceed II feat. Roy Ayers
00:05:47

Roy Ayers, FeaturedArtist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - The Grand Negaz, Producer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
Proceed III
00:04:11

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Bahamadia, FeaturedArtist - Rehani Sayed, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Negaz, Remixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Proceed IV (A.J. Shine Mix)
00:03:41

Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Writer, Artist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Kelo, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Joe Simmons, Writer, Artist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, Writer, Artist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, Writer, Artist, AssociatedPerformer - J.F. Hinger, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
Proceed V (Beatminerz Mix)
00:04:31

David Carpenter, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Da Beatminerz, Producer - Ewart Dewgarde, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Walter Dewgarde, ComposerLyricist - Kiernan Walsh, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

21
Silent Treatment (Kelo's Remix)
00:04:02

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist

℗ 1995 UMG Recordings, Inc.

22
Silent Treatment (Beatminerz Mix)
00:04:16

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist

℗ 1995 UMG Recordings, Inc.

23
Silent Treatment (Black Thought's '87 And Yours Mix)
00:04:35

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist

℗ 1995 UMG Recordings, Inc.

24
Silent Treatment (Question's Mix)
00:04:51

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist

℗ 1995 UMG Recordings, Inc.

25
Silent Treatment (Street Mix)
00:06:59

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - The Grand Negaz, Producer

℗ 1995 UMG Recordings, Inc.

26
In Your Dreams Kid (I'm Every MC)
00:06:33

David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kamal Gray, ComposerLyricist - Russell Elevado, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Frank Williams, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Kelo, Producer - Questlove, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Grand Negaz, Producer - Stro Elliot, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

27
The Ultimate (Original '94 Version)
00:07:17

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Steve Mandel, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Rehani Sayed, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Negaz, Producer - Antonio Greene, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

28
...…(dot dot dot…on & on)
00:04:05

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Negaz, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

29
Pffat Time (Steve Williamson Mix)
00:05:52

Ali Staton, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Paul Borg, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Tidd, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Roots, FeaturedArtist - Steve Williamson, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Dilip Harris, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Reece, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

30
Swept Away (Original Draft)
00:02:32

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Cassandra Wilson, FeaturedArtist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - Negaz Grand, Producer - Jim "Jiff" Hinger, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

31
It's Comin'
00:06:27

J. Storch, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Simmons, ComposerLyricist - Steve Howard, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir Thompson, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - George Spatta, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Trotter, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Basset-smart, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - Negaz Grand, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

32
Lazy Afternoon (Alternate Version)
00:05:06

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Black Thought, Producer - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - B.R.O.Ther. ?, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

33
Distortion To Static (Freestyle Mix)
00:04:51

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Kamal Gray, ComposerLyricist - Karl Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Jim Bottari, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Negaz, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

34
Distortion To Static (Quest Jim Mix)
00:04:22

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Kamal Gray, ComposerLyricist - Karl Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Jim Bottari, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Negaz, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

In the history of rap, some questions remain unfathomable. Like knowing which Roots album is the best. What is certain is that their first, Do You Want More? !!! ??! (1995), comes back frequently in the shortlist alongside Things Fall Apart (1999), Phrenology (2002) or Game Theory (2006). With his rap-jazz jam tunes, his raw and thrifty construction, he is the perfect illustration of the formation's groove, a base around which an entire discography has been built. Composed mainly of remixes of the original tracklist already published, this tasty deluxe* reissue suggests how the Roots, while cultivating their uniqueness, knew how to be deeply rooted in the New York sound of its time. The versions of Proceed remixed by A.J. Shine or that of Silent Treatment by Kelo add classic samples of the time, a definitely old school side, while respecting the untouchable drums of Questlove, the only element never disguised. Also exciting to hear another version of Distortion To Static in freestyle and scratched choruses, or the new verses and ad libs placed on Lazy Afternoon. Good new with good old. © Brice Miclet / Qobuz


* This deluxe edition, which was slated for release on March 12, will be available on June 25. It is drawn from the original recordings and features eighteen bonus tracks curated by Questlove; some of which have never been released and others that have never previously been available digitally. The 3LP deluxe vinyl edition features five bonus tracks — Proceed II Feat. Roy Ayers, Proceed III, Proceed IV (AJ Shine Mix), Proceed V (Beatminerz Mix), along with five remixes of Silent Treatment. While the 4LP edition features all of the above plus the additional eight bonus tracks : In Your Dreams Kid (I'm Every MC), The Ultimate (Original '94 Version), ...… (dot dot dot… on & on), Pffat Time, Swept Away (Original Draft), It's Coming, Lazy Afternoon (Alternate Version)", and two remix versions of" Distortion To Static".


Original release October 24, 1994 (USA) and January 17, 1995 (Do You Want More?!!!??! - Tracks 1-16)

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