Monday, July 14, 2008

The Roots - Things Fall Apart

Genre: Hip-hop (Think A Tribe Called Quest)
Size: 91.67 MB

"Things Fall Apart is a hip hop album by the Philadelphia based group The Roots, released on February 23, 1999, by Geffen Records. Things Fall Apart is considered to be the group's breakthrough album, and includes the song "You Got Me" which won the group a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The album was also nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (which was won by Eminem for The Slim Shady LP). Rolling Stone calls it a "top-flight record", and Allmusic calls it "one of the cornerstone albums of alternative rap." The album's opening track, "Act Won", contains an excerpt from the Spike Lee film, Mo' Better Blues. The excerpt is from a scene where Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes are discussing the current state of African American music (or culture in general) after a gig.The album takes its title from Chinua Achebe's novel of the same name.

1. Act Won...Things Fall Apart
2. Table Of Contents (Parts 1 & 2)
3. The Next Movement (ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff)
4. Step Into The Realm
5. The Spark
6. Dynamite!
7. Without A Doubt
8. Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
9. Double Trouble
10. Act Too...The Love Of My Life
11. 100% Dundee
12. Diedre Vs. Dice
13. Adrenaline
14. 3rd Act: ? Vs. Scratch 2...Electric Boogaloo
15. You Got Me
16. You Don't See Us
17. Return To Innocence Lost
18. Act Fore...The End?


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