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The Roots|Do You Want More?!!!??!

Do You Want More?!!!??!

The Roots

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Because the Roots were pioneering a new style during the early '90s, the band was forced to draw its own blueprints for its major-label debut album. It's not surprising then, that Do You Want More?!!!??! sounds more like a document of old-school hip-hop than contemporary rap. The album is based on loose grooves and laid-back improvisation, and where most hip-hoppers use samples to draw songs together and provide a chorus, the Roots just keep on jamming. The problem is that the Roots' jams begin to take the place of true songs, leaving most tracks with only that groove to speak for them. The notable exceptions -- "Mellow My Man" and "Datskat," among others -- use different strategies to command attention: the sounds of a human beatbox , the great keyboard work of Scott Storch, and contributions from several jazz players (trombonist Joshua Roseman, saxophonist Steve Coleman and vocalist Cassandra Wilson). By the close of the album, those tracks are what the listener remembers, not the lightweight grooves.
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1
Intro / There's Something Goin' On (Album Version)
00:01:18

David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Nichols, Producer, Co-Producer - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - Negaz Grand, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

2
Proceed (Album Version)
00:04:35

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - George Spatta, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Roots, MainArtist - Unknown Writer, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Otto Capobianco, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Kershner, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Negaz Grand, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Distortion To Static (Album Version)
00:04:18

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Latham, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Gordon Rice, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Kelo, Producer - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Otto Capobianco, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - B.R.O.Ther. ?, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Mellow My Man (Album Version) Explicit
00:04:41

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Howard, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - George Spatta, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Roots, MainArtist - Unknown Writer, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - Negaz Grand, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

5
I Remain Calm (Album Version)
00:04:08

David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Black Thought, Producer - Richard Nichols, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Roots, MainArtist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jim "Jiff" Hinger, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - B.R.O.Ther. ?, Producer, Co-Producer - Jim "Schmedly" Bottari, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Taj Walton, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Datskat (Album Version)
00:03:40

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Gordon Rice, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Co-Producer - Negaz Grand, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Lazy Afternoon (Album 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.

8
? Vs. Rahzel (Album Version)
00:03:18

David Ivory, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Nichols, Producer, Co-Producer - RAHZEL, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - 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?!!!??! (Album Version) Explicit
00:03:21

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

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

10
What Goes On, Pt. 7 (Album Version)
00:05:32

ELO, FeaturedArtist - Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Rehani Sayed, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Otto Capobianco, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Negaz Grand, Producer - Jim "Jiff" Hinger, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jim "Schmedly" Bottari, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Taj Walton, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Black Thought, Producer - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - Joshua Abrams, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Steve Coleman, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Josh Abrams, ComposerLyricist - Questlove, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

12
Swept Away (Album Version)
00:03:50

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, 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.

13
You Ain't Fly (Album Version)
00:04:42

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - George Spatta, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Roots, MainArtist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Otto Capobianco, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Negaz Grand, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Silent Treatment (Album Version)
00:06:52

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - George Spatta, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Roots, MainArtist - A.J. Shine, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - Vince Kershner, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Negaz Grand, Producer

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
The Lesson Pt. 1 Explicit
00:05:12

Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Dice Raw, FeaturedArtist - Karl B. Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Antoine Green, ComposerLyricist - Questlove, Producer

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

16
The Unlocking Explicit
00:08:11

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

℗ 1994 Geffen Records

Album Description

Because the Roots were pioneering a new style during the early '90s, the band was forced to draw its own blueprints for its major-label debut album. It's not surprising then, that Do You Want More?!!!??! sounds more like a document of old-school hip-hop than contemporary rap. The album is based on loose grooves and laid-back improvisation, and where most hip-hoppers use samples to draw songs together and provide a chorus, the Roots just keep on jamming. The problem is that the Roots' jams begin to take the place of true songs, leaving most tracks with only that groove to speak for them. The notable exceptions -- "Mellow My Man" and "Datskat," among others -- use different strategies to command attention: the sounds of a human beatbox , the great keyboard work of Scott Storch, and contributions from several jazz players (trombonist Joshua Roseman, saxophonist Steve Coleman and vocalist Cassandra Wilson). By the close of the album, those tracks are what the listener remembers, not the lightweight grooves.
© John Bush /TiVo

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