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Things Fall Apart (Deluxe Edition)

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The Roots, a group formed in Philadelphia by MC Black Thought and drummer Questlove, took their music to a whole new level in their fourth album. Recorded with Common, Mos Def, Erykah Bady, D’Angelo and producer James Poyser, Things Fall Apart was recorded at the same time as D’Angelo’s Voodoo, Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun and Common’s Like Water for Chocolate in the legendary Electric Lady studio. The album was a huge success when it was first released on February 23rd 1999 and is an impressive combination of the group’s two previous albums – the carefree Do You Want More?!!!??! and the grittier Illadelph Halflife. Whilst they always give pride of place to their improvised live sessions, they have got their samples and loops in this album down to a fine art. And whether it’s through telling a story, a social commentary or purely an egotistical perspective, Black Thought certainly isn’t holding anything back when it comes to his vocals. The Roots keep the groove going throughout the entire album, from the cutting edge Step Into the Realm with its beat that fades in and out, to the neo soul hit You Got Me, with guest appearances from Jazzy Jeff (The Next Movement) and Jay Dee, aka J Dilla (Dynamite!) to top it off. Things Fall Apart was the first of many great albums from the new era led by the Soulquarians collective (a diatribe against mainstream rap, like Ain’t Sayin’ Nothin’ New) and was a source of inspiration for Kendrick Lamar’s album, To Pimp A Butterfly. To celebrate its 20th birthday this brilliant album now comes in Deluxe edition; full of alternative versions as well as live and previously unreleased tracks. A must-have! © Damien Besançon/Qobuz

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1
Act Won (Things Fall Apart) Explicit
00:00:54

Tom Coyne, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Table Of Contents (Pts 1 & 2) Explicit
00:03:37

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - AXEL NIEHAUS, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - ?uestlove, Producer - The Roots, MainArtist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizards, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
The Next Movement Explicit
00:04:10

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - AXEL NIEHAUS, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - DJ Jazzy Jeff, FeaturedArtist - The Roots, MainArtist - Mercedes Martinez, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Tracy Moore, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Jazzyfatnastees, FeaturedArtist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Step Into The Realm Explicit
00:02:47

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - AXEL NIEHAUS, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Gordon Rice, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kenyatta Saunders, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Kelo, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Kelo Williams, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
The Spark Explicit
00:03:51

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - AXEL NIEHAUS, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Dynamite! Explicit
00:04:45

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - AXEL NIEHAUS, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - James Yancey, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Todd Fairall, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rehani Sayed, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Without A Doubt Explicit
00:04:14

Melvin Lewis, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - AXEL NIEHAUS, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chaos, Producer - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Roots, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Lady B, FeaturedArtist - Jesse Bonds Weaver, ComposerLyricist - Melvin Lewis Jr., ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New Explicit
00:04:34

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Dice Raw, FeaturedArtist - Karl B. Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eve Of Destruction, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Double Trouble Explicit
00:05:47

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dante Smith, ComposerLyricist - AXEL NIEHAUS, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Christos Tsantilis, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Poyser, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Mos Def, FeaturedArtist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - D. Beze, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nastess, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Act Too (Love Of My Life) Explicit
00:04:54

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - AXEL NIEHAUS, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Christos Tsantilis, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Poyser, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Common, Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - Lonnie Lynn, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - The Randy Watson Experience, Producer - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nastess, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
100% Dundee Explicit
00:03:53

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Kamal, Producer - AXEL NIEHAUS, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - RAHZEL, Producer - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Rozell Brown, ComposerLyricist - Karl B. Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Ted Greenburg, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Diedre Vs. Dice Explicit
00:00:47

David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gordon Rice, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Karl B. Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Deidra Murray, ComposerLyricist - Diedre Murray, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Adrenaline! Explicit
00:04:29

Dwight Grant, ComposerLyricist - Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Bob Power, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Scott Storch, Producer, Co-Producer, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - Beanie Sigel, FeaturedArtist - The Roots, MainArtist - Dice Raw, FeaturedArtist - Karl B. Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Negaz, Producer - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
3rd Acts: ? Vs. Scratch 2... Electric Boogaloo Explicit
00:00:51

Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Kyle Jones, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
You Got Me Explicit
00:04:19

David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eve, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - Scott Storch, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - AXEL NIEHAUS, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jill Scott, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Erykah Badu, Background Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The Grand Negaz, Producer - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eve Of Destruction, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Don't See Us Explicit
00:04:30

David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - AXEL NIEHAUS, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - James Poyser, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Karl B. Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Negaz, Producer - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
The Return To Innocence Lost Explicit
00:05:39

David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - Ursula Rucker, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - Anthony Tidd, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
Act Fore...The End? Explicit
00:04:44

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizards, Producer

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
Table Of Contents (Pt. 3) (Extended Intro) Explicit
00:03:18

David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - AXEL NIEHAUS, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Poyser, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - ?uestlove, Producer - The Roots, MainArtist - The Grand Wizards, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
What You Want (Live, 1999) Explicit
00:04:06

Scott Storch, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jacqueline Wright, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Jon Smeltz, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Jaguar, FeaturedArtist - Mike Lowe, Producer, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

21
Quicksand Millennium Explicit
00:04:08

Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - SAUNDERS, ComposerLyricist - Gray, ComposerLyricist - James Poyser, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2005 UMG Recordings, Inc.

22
We Got You (Extended Version) Explicit
00:01:17

Unknown, ComposerLyricist - Scott Storch, ComposerLyricist - James Poyser, Producer - Russell Elevado, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Jill Scott, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - ?uestlove, Producer - The Roots, MainArtist - Jaguar, FeaturedArtist

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

23
You Got Me (Drum & Bass Mix) Explicit
00:04:57

David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eve, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - Scott Storch, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - AXEL NIEHAUS, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Jill Scott, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Erykah Badu, Background Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The Grand Negaz, Producer - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eve Of Destruction, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

24
You Got Me (Me Tienes Remix) Explicit
00:04:34

David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Power, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Eve, ComposerLyricist - Scott Storch, Producer, Co-Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - AXEL NIEHAUS, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jill Scott, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Mercedes Martinez, FeaturedArtist - The Grand Negaz, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Remixer, StudioPersonnel - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

25
Act Too (Love Of My Life) (Radio Edit / Remix)
00:03:35

David Ivory, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - AXEL NIEHAUS, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Christos Tsantilis, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Poyser, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Common, Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - Lonnie Lynn, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - The Randy Watson Experience, Producer - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer - Jon Smelts, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keith Cramer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nastess, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

26
Ya'll Know Who Explicit
00:03:59

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Craig Harris, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Kyle Jones, ComposerLyricist - The Grand Wizards, Producer

℗ 2005 UMG Recordings, Inc.

27
The Lesson (Pt. 3) (It's Over Now) (Live At The Old Hit Factory, 1999 / Extended Version)
00:04:53

Unknown, ComposerLyricist - Richard Nichols, Producer - James Poyser, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Russell Elevado, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - ?uestlove, Producer - The Roots, MainArtist - Jaguar, FeaturedArtist - Steve Mandel, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl B. Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

28
New Years @ Jay Dee's Explicit
00:02:50

Leonard Hubbard, ComposerLyricist - Tariq Trotter, ComposerLyricist - James Yancey, ComposerLyricist - Ahmir Thompson, ComposerLyricist - The Roots, MainArtist - Rozell Brown, ComposerLyricist - Karl B. Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Jimmy Grey, ComposerLyricist - Smart Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - Malik Abdul-Basit, ComposerLyricist - James "Jay Dee" Yancey, Producer - The Grand Wizzards, Producer - The Grand Wizards, Producer

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album Description

The Roots, a group formed in Philadelphia by MC Black Thought and drummer Questlove, took their music to a whole new level in their fourth album. Recorded with Common, Mos Def, Erykah Bady, D’Angelo and producer James Poyser, Things Fall Apart was recorded at the same time as D’Angelo’s Voodoo, Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun and Common’s Like Water for Chocolate in the legendary Electric Lady studio. The album was a huge success when it was first released on February 23rd 1999 and is an impressive combination of the group’s two previous albums – the carefree Do You Want More?!!!??! and the grittier Illadelph Halflife. Whilst they always give pride of place to their improvised live sessions, they have got their samples and loops in this album down to a fine art. And whether it’s through telling a story, a social commentary or purely an egotistical perspective, Black Thought certainly isn’t holding anything back when it comes to his vocals. The Roots keep the groove going throughout the entire album, from the cutting edge Step Into the Realm with its beat that fades in and out, to the neo soul hit You Got Me, with guest appearances from Jazzy Jeff (The Next Movement) and Jay Dee, aka J Dilla (Dynamite!) to top it off. Things Fall Apart was the first of many great albums from the new era led by the Soulquarians collective (a diatribe against mainstream rap, like Ain’t Sayin’ Nothin’ New) and was a source of inspiration for Kendrick Lamar’s album, To Pimp A Butterfly. To celebrate its 20th birthday this brilliant album now comes in Deluxe edition; full of alternative versions as well as live and previously unreleased tracks. A must-have! © Damien Besançon/Qobuz

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