Re: Hip Hop Discussion Thread
The Roots - Things Fall Apart appreciation post........this is without a doubt a top 10 hip hop album in my opinion. Maybe top 5. The Roots have always been ill, but this was their absolute peak IMO. Musically incredible. There really isn't an album that sounds like this.
And Black Thought was/is obviously a beast on the mic, but so was Malik B! That's been missing from The Roots. They used to have TWO great MC's, with incredible chemistry.
Also, they nailed the guest appearances on TFA. Not a ton of them, but the ones they did have were perfect. Seriously, every guest was on a song that was perfect for them and they all knocked it out of the park.....from Mos Def trading rhymes like Run DMC with Thought on Double Trouble, to Eve being the perfect storytelling foil for Thought on You Got Me, to a young Beanie Sigel destroying Adrenaline, to Common continuing his "I Used to Lover HER" steez on Act Too (Love of My Life).
True classic album, 10 out of 10.