The Roots Scratch Cover

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The Roots grace the cover of the upcoming issue of Scratch Magazine and take the opportunity to pay tribute to J Dilla. This issue also appears to feature his last interview. 


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68 Responses to “The Roots Scratch Cover”

  1. MaddenMaster Says:

    Man I really need a new roots album in my life…….. and fuck what ya heard B.T is cold…… Never heard dude spit a wack 16…

  2. HolyManSound Says:

    Good look Roots.

    Remembrance
    Is
    Permanent

    Dilla

  3. eskay Says:

    >>B.T is cold…… Never heard dude spit a wack 16…

    you ain’t never lie. well, actually you lie all the time, but that’s the truth

  4. MaddenMaster Says:

    LMAO……….. If I wasn’t here you’d miss me nigga….. lmao!!! You a cool dude to be from Bonkers..

  5. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    WOW I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN SUCH AGREEMENT WITH MADDENMASTER BLACK THOUGHT HAS BEEN SLEPT ON FOR TOO LONG THE ROOTS ARE WHATSUP

  6. MaddenMaster Says:

    IMO and MO only dude is wayyyyy up there on my list of positive rappers and he in my top 10 of all rappers right now and if kanye produce an album for dude its really a wrap!!! That dude is a monster on calabs…

  7. Luis Says:

    nice

  8. SoundNexx Says:

    There isn’t enuff that can be said about J Dilla’s contributions to hiphop! He should be celebrated and remember forever in my opinion! He has helped so many careers with his influence in music, but he always remained humble throughout!
    B. Thought is one my favs no doubt…because he still has passion for the craft! It’s not about the money, fame, or record sells, it’s for the love of the art! There’s not too many katz left in the game that really give a damn about the art form!

    The Roots are not just a group, but they are a hiphop movement!

  9. plug industries Says:

    ITS MESSED UP THAT HIS MOMS HAS TO PAY BACK 200 G’S OF HIS HOSPITAL BILLS.

  10. plug industries Says:

    ^^^^ LUIS WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THIS POST?

  11. plug industries Says:

    MARK

  12. Robbie Says:

    I bought the first two issues of that mag until I figured out that it was basically a glorified equipment catalogue. The worst column is the one where dudes suggest who should remix classic albums…it’s the same picks every time (Premier. Kanye, Dre etc)

  13. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    wow a luis sighting i thought you were gone homie

  14. MaddenMaster Says:

    Ok heres a real question for niggas who really listen to this type shit hardcore…. Who better B.T. or MOS?

    I think thats a damn good question….. Cuzz Mos is wayyyy UNDERRATED!!!

  15. eskay Says:

    I love Mos, that’s my dude no brokeback, but I have to go with Black Thought.

  16. MaddenMaster Says:

    Its a by a small margin with me because they both stupid with it when they serious…… but shit MOS a movie star now and I love that shit…. dude flipped the game on niggas…much respect for mos!!!

  17. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    id give the slight edge to black thought and i mean slight nad thats just because mos has been slacking on his music tip for a minute, not that black thought is putting out mad albums or mixtapes but i feel more confident i will be bumping the new roots shit as for mos’s last album yea there was about 4 or 5 hot songs but i dont know about the rest of that shit

  18. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    ^^^ and dont get me wrong i like when people experment musically obviously i like the roots i loved the jazzmatazz albums guru did but that mos shit was a bit much

  19. uneckbone Says:

    ghostface – fishscale

    BUT THIS ALBUM. labels gotta see dough to keep music coming. if you feelin it (which you will) spend the $13 on it, it will go well with a 50.

    Edit by eskay

    Link deleted

    chill doggie, no retail albums, that’s when the lawsuits start. if you wanna post an email address that niggas can hit you at for it feel free.

  20. HolyManSound Says:

    Black Thought and Mos…
    I have to go with Black Thought,
    he told us that he was a veteran
    but its evident. The Black Dante’ is
    nice too, but he hasn’t found
    what he’s been searching for.

  21. uneckbone Says:

    but = buy. damn i can’t type today, probably cause i haven’t smoked yet.

  22. uneckbone Says:

    my bad eskay, didn’t see the other post. please delete

  23. eskay Says:

    it’s all good homie. I’m dying to share it with the world myself….

  24. uneckbone Says:

    whatever, i’m leaving to bk. bout to make mad niggas jealous, cause i’m burning one cd, and its staying the the cd player in the trunk. let everyone listen to it, but then they gotta run to the stores.

  25. D. Billz Says:

    (Lol @ “no brokeback”… any excuse to say that word is hilarious). Anyway, I’ll definitely be pickin’ up this edition of scratch. I was listening to my copy of Donuts the other day not realizing how many classics he laced artists with. But as long as we continue to support REAL hip hop then his legacy will never be forgotten.

    *B More Nubian*

  26. Ieshoua Says:

    Ghost album is starting to get some pretty mixed review, check B Crawford on XXL website http://xxlmag.com/online/?p=534

    I agree with the fact that perhaps 2 or 3 tracks are below par but apart from that I think his review is meaningless

    Big up from London

  27. MaddenMaster Says:

    What do you get when you add Fabolous to D-Block: Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch and J-Hood? The Hitmen, that’s what. Maan, we’ve all heard Fab on the “Kiss Your Ass Goodbye” remix, but hearing him with the Y-O crew this time is just crazy. DJ Envy/Big Mike…that one is a monster. What I love about a cut like this is everyone goes in…and HARD. There’s no weak links. That’s the hip-hop we like. …

  28. G Off Says:

    Madden is definitely on one today… he’s on G-Unit’s dick one second, then D-Block, then his moms… Put the cup down player, it’s early!

  29. MaddenMaster Says:

    Jokes……. and my mama aint got no dick mufucka!!!

  30. Blood Hound Says:

    @ EVERYONE

    A HUSBAND AND WIFE WERE MAKING LOVE,

    THE HUSBAND TURNED TO HIS WIFE AND SAID

    HEY…. WANNA TRY SOMETHING NEW?

    SHE SAID

    LIKE WHAT?

    HE SAID

    WILL YOU LET ME CUM IN YOUR EAR?

    SHE SAID

    NO.

    HE SAID

    WHY NOT?

    SHE SAID

    CUZ IT’LL MAKE ME GO DEAF.

    HE SAID

    WELL I’VE BEEN CUMMING IN YOUR MOUTH FOR 4 YEARS AND YOU HAVEN’T SHUT THE FUCK UP YET!

    *stands and bows*

  31. Demiks Says:

    Not a big conscious Hip-Hop fan. I don’t know what it is, but I’d rather put on Nas, Raekwon, Big L, AZ, etc.

    But! I still recognize the talent these guys have, playing their own instruments, and Black Thought can kick knowledge with a flow like no other. Plus other conscious Hip-Hop like Talib and Mos Def, De La Soul, Reef the Lost Cause, and Common. I wasn’t put on to conscious Hip-Hop though.

  32. ETHERMONK Says:

    YO- DILLA IS WHAS UP i dark yellow piss on haterz – you got to be a cat that can relate to what brohnom is doing in terms of chopping that shit up-its real expression and much realler than anything from the minds of the enemy claiming true – PEZ IN THE MIDEZ

  33. MADDENMASTER Says:

    Eskay you said something that got me to thinking…..you said “The worse thing to happen to hip hop is hooks” well IMO the worse thing to happen to hip hop is the Belief that metaphors & punch lines = lyrical, shit where is the use of metaphors by guys like Kane, Rakim, G-Rap, Krs-One, LL, Chuck D, Naughty By Nature etc etc? To me all this bullshit talk is whats wrong with hip hop and the youth that don’t have no fucking clue what real hip hop is whats fucking hip hop up… so kiddys learn about the founders and then reassess what real hip hop is…… And trust me its not punch lines and metaphors… Even though I’m a BIG redman fan I think he’s really the first rapper to use metaphors the way they being used today which is the only fault I have with him.. but I could be wrong, which I doubt but it happens… so to me that’s the worse thing to happen to hip hop..

    nothing but verbal diarrhea……..

  34. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    FIRSTLY………….R.IP J.DILLA

    SECONDLY…….metaphors have just been changed up man, u get verses like “no gun=no iron=u aneamic” like i said b4 its 2006 man shit!………ppl dont wanna hear those corny spaceman raps, ni99az aint breakdancin’ on street corners nomore daddy lol..dem days r over.

    THIRDLY…….If jayz does create that label with talib,common,kanye,mosdef…he might be able to change tha current climate of hiphop……but white america aint ready for that shit…………..Kanye got tha game sewn almost as good as 50 tho

    T.R.T.O.N.Y! 4x platinum (8x globally)……………..Tha.Real.Talk.Of.Nah.Right!

  35. MADDENMASTER Says:

    wow!!!!! Kane, Rakim, G-Rap, Krs-One, LL, Chuck D, Naughty By Nature etc etc were making spaceman raps?? Are you fucking kidding me? I can listen to more old Kane then 90% of the new shit out today…. Yo, how old are you??

  36. Big Grizz Says:

    I feel u on that last comment madden, only other rapper that’s spitting some real quality shit is my nigga mos def.

  37. T.O.N.R! 8x platinum Says:

    madden i didn’t say that dont put words in my mouth or i’ll add u to tha goofy list!

    Big Daddy Kane is tha man! i still pump his shit now an he wernt even from my dayz
    Rakim – i dont even need to xplain, but he got punkd by dre.
    krs – i dnt really listen to him too much now but i respect dudes knowledge of hip hop and his place in hip nop
    LL – he ayt, but he got bump outta position by Jay. howd that happen!
    naught by nature – sheeeeeet its always love right there

    They all cool, but there was a time wen ni99as wanted that reel shit, niggas wanted to kno wat u were doing on ur block and how your getting yours….not wat ur shoe colour looks like, or that ur girl sucks pipe like a dyson…….niggas got that,thenthey wanted ni99as to be NICE with they flow,make it entertaining so ni99az mixed it all up and now u have hiphop as wat it is now!….u either spit reel..(ghost) an tha streets love it,or u spit NICE and half tha streets love,half h8 and mainstream love u wen u have a tune that can cross over(cam)..or spit to make money then tha mainstream love u and tha ‘machine’
    love u (fifty,diddy,jayz)..or u spit about tha issues and old heads love u,streets might ignore u, mainsteam digs u but u neva blow on your own(common,talib…kanye was a fluke, he’s good but without his own production&jayz where would he be!)

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally)……………..Tha.Real.Talk.Of.Nah.Right!
    im 21 years young not 12 to all u ‘crabz’

  38. beastnigga Says:

    reallly hate that nigga window(tonr) he a punk bitch. probably a fuckin white kid from tha burbs. he so lame till he think he fly. a real bustah. don’t even respondto his lame ass. out of all the time i been on here this is the only motherfucka i truely want to fight. i mean beat the shit outta this nigga!!!

  39. T.O.N.R! 8x platinum Says:

    id LOVE to see u try……U FULLY GROWN PUSSY!!
    y u gota get rascist! an jst cah u dnt like me y i gotta be white? dnt make sense………dont show yrself up beast.

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally)……………..Tha.Real.Talk.Of.Nah.Right!
    tell me u love me, tell me u miss me……..hahaha

  40. Demiks Says:

    G Rap wasn’t that metaphorical, he was more grimey, bringing gangsta rap to the east.

  41. Tipple HC Says:

    This is off-topic, but does anyone know of a good West Coast rap blog? Something that’s similar to Nah Right? Thanks.

  42. MaddenMaster Says:

    What words did I put in ya mouth??

  43. joe 88 Says:

    big L (rip) was the first to use metaphors the way they are used now. 60 percent of the artist thats up and coming are prodigys of big L. The best rapper out of harlem ever!

  44. beastnigga Says:

    tonr u a fake ass, no friend havin pun bitch!!! u gotta come on tha net so people will talk 2 ya gay ass. don’t nobody fuck wit out there in tha real world. u a cpu lonely hoe bitch. i’m sorry you even found this shit!!! if was eskay i would delete every one of ya posts. let ya punk bitch ass type in vain and to no avail nobody read or see ya nonsence but you.!!! then you leave that weak ass 50 line and the end everytime. you must be some kinda a pyshco.that why i thought ya gay ass is a young,white,scared,attention needing bitch!!. if ya momma only knew you would turn out like this ,she woulda killed ya ass in tha womb!! fuck-boy!!!!

  45. Demiks Says:

    I would never put Kanye in the same breath as conscious rap. He’s commercial, just different. Not all commercial rap is guns, crack, and ho’s.

  46. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    @ beastnig a.k.a. bitch-crab

    whut wud u kno about tha real world bitch-crab…………U da tha crab ass pussy making me tha talk of this site so ill say it……IM THA TALK OF NAH RIGHT!
    like i said b4 crab,…………………let it go ni99az is takin up hella space, im sparking debates crabby!!!

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) bout to hit 5x

  47. Big Grizz Says:

    Can ya’ll muthafuka’s get back on some other subject and stop bickering like two bitches fight over dick?

  48. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    C dats what im sayin! y’s evry muthafucker with a mouse gotta come in hear chatting greasy….im letting i slide fa real……jst dont say a n99a didnt try…

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) bout to hit 5x

  49. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    yo i dont it kanye = commercial =cool…fifty= commercial= bad

    see ya’ll got it twisted its jst cause u dont feel tha gangsta shit…dats ayt..no need to feel bad but dont try an kill brothers career

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) bout to hit 5x

  50. beastnigga Says:

    see you know i was comin for you, don’t you? plain and simple, everytime you post, i’m gone post, i don’t care what the topic. it can be about,jay-z ,50. god, or motherfuckin welfare reform. you will be my goddamn target until i rip ya bitch azz 2 piecez! i ‘m glad u call me crab. i suit up in”BLUE” BITCH!! YOU MOTHERFUCKIN HOE AZZ SLOB YOU WOULD GET STOMPED 2 DEATH ON THEZE STREETZ!!! THEN GET YA DUMB AZZ BRAINZ SENT TO THA PAVEMENT. NIGGA U 21 YRS OLD HOE!! DON’T KNOW SHIT AND AIN’T ABOUT SHIT!! U WORSE THAN THA BITCHEZ THAT COME HERE. YOU LIL DUMB ASS MARK. GET YA PUNK ASS OFF THA CPU AND GO KISS YA DRUG FEINDMOMMA TO SLEEP. YOU KNOW U STILL LIVE AT HOME, LIL JUVEY ASS BITCH. NXT TIME YOU GONE GET BOTH BARRELZ!!DICK SUCKIN AZZ SPERM BANK!!

  51. Demiks Says:

    >> yo i dont it kanye = commercial =cool…fifty= commercial= bad
    see ya’ll got it twisted its jst cause u dont feel tha gangsta shit…dats ayt..no need to feel bad but dont try an kill brothers career

    I don’t even like Kanye, I’m probably the only person in this blog who don’t. And what do you mean, “gangsta shit”? 80% of the rappers I listen to talk about nothing but… And 80% of 50’s music sounds like “Magic Stick” or “Just A Lil Bit.” How’s that gangsta?

  52. joe 88 Says:

    i dont like kanyevil kanivel either but as a producer dude is fire!

  53. MADDENMASTER Says:

    jOE WERE YOU BORN IN 88? IF SO THAT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY YOU THINK BIG L WAS THE FIRST TO THROW OUT METAPHORS/ PUNCH-LINES……. PAC WASN’T A METAPHOR RAPPER BUT BIG HAD PUNCH LINES FOR DAYS…… BUT GO LISTEN TO REDMANS FIRST ALBUM WHICH DROPPED IN 1992, YOU WERE AROUND 4 WHEN IT DROPPED BUT GO AND SEE HOW HE PUT IT DOWN AND ALSO SEE IF YOU CAN TRACK THE USE OF PUNCH-LINES BEFORE THAT…. I DOUBT IT BUT HEY CHECK IT OUT FOR YASELF…..

  54. joe 88 Says:

    whoa be for you get it twisted im a big fan of redman old shit if you read carefully what i said was the way up and coming rappers use metaphors are very similar to big L style i didnt say he was the first to use metaphors MADDENMASTER AND IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY lifestyles of the poor and shamless came out before ready to die.

  55. MADDENMASTER Says:

    AND WHUT DA ALBUM CAME OUT BEFORE ALL THAT SHIT… AND CHECK THAT SHIT OUT AND SEE WHAT RED WAS SPITTEN AND WHAT THEY DO KNOWN….. REDS THE FATHER OF THAT SHIT AND HE’S THE SECOND FATHER OF THAT WEED SHIT NEXT TO THE FUCKADELICKS BECAUSE SNOOP WASN’T TALKING ABOUT GETTING HIGH BEFORE RED WAS AND DRE WASN’T SAMPLING THEY SHIT UNTIL RED ALBUM DROPPED SO SHIT WHEN RED REALLY DOES DESERVE A TON OF RESPECT AS A PIONEER……. I HATE WHAT THE USE OF TOO MANY METAPHORS AND PUNCHLINES HAVE DONE TO THE GAME WHEN BEFORE THE 90s NOBODY RHYMED LIKE THAT AND SOME HOW THEY WERE CONSIDERED LYRICAL, HOW ABOUT THAT……..

    PUNCHLINES = LYRICAL……… THATS FUCKING BULLSHIT!!!

  56. Demiks Says:

    Lifestyles of the Poor and Shameless? Don’t you mean “Dangerous”?

  57. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    beastnigga Says:

    March 18th, 2006 at 11:55 pm
    see you know i was comin for you, don’t you?

    at least post something different damn! its wat i expect from tha dumbest crab of them all anyway……….hows that award holding up homey,dont polish it too much or it’ll go rusty…..

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) heading fa 5x

  58. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    yo madden u said….
    PUNCHLINES = LYRICAL……… THATS FUCKING BULLSHIT!!!

    so whuts tha word on luda…cause his lines are catchy, but u cudnt tell me he’s lyrical..so y’s evrybody on his nuts

    ludas cool with me but i get bored listening to his albums after i’v overplayed them 4 real.

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) heading fa 5x

  59. el_feces_loco Says:

    *puts on his money green dickies suit with the camoflage dickies silk tie*…..*approaches es’s Bentley with the personalized “Yea Right” plates….Hands visible as not to upset es’s bodyguards…..SLIDES ES HIS RESUME*….I wanna be President of Nah Right West LLC. ..Hook me up.

  60. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    who are you aint u heard i run this shit now!

    U gotta holla at me before u holla at eskay……and i say u aint put no work in on here, u aint done no dirt…….so take your grand thaft auto, binco shopping ass to a couple more threads and put in some work!and i dont mean tryin to get at me….. tha nerve of dese grovestreet dudes…haha

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) heading fa 5x

  61. uneckbone Says:

    wow, i’m really starting to get disgusted with this blog. this nigga is all over every thread. getting niggas mad with his nonsense and making every post look like a fucking gunit thread. unless something is done abou tthis fuckin herb ass nigga soon. i’m out. personally. i think he should have everything he says cut. not cause he bothers me. but because if this was the first day i saw this site, i would really think its a bunch of wack niggas here lead by one steve. somebody do something.

  62. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    look whut u just said ” a bunch of wack ni99az lead by one steve”

    if u, nigel,nipple,beastiboi….stop following an stick to topics every thing would be bless
    im tryna move on….i told u i aint takin nuthin lying down(life lesson no.2)
    yall are gonna get me to 5x platinum soon….an if that happens ima set up my own blog…….hmmmmm

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) heading fa 5x
    Tha.Real.Talk.Of.Nah.Right!

  63. uneckbone Says:

    until i see

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    March 19th, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    comment deleted

    i aint coming back. this nigga rips you eskay, saying how he runs this blog and you aint shit without him. he goes acting like he knows hiphop, disrespecting kane and big by putting them next to his wack ass man crush’s. i aint here for a man crush, i’m here for hiphop, and until this site bcomes hiphop, i’m out. fuckin wack ass wigger. never seen one to your extent, should be studied on the discovery channel steve, cause your a new breed.

  64. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    y u getting emotional now man, an y u always runnin to eskay is he ur pops?
    …an i aint ripping eskay jst adding a bit of humour shiiit!(if he cant even handle me hows loco meant to hold up NAH RIGHT WEST..think about it)….u kno eskays gona make a forum soon so just calm down an get ur point across crabby.

    tha only reason u hate me is cause i feel g-unit and i aint takin shit from your crab No.2 being ass (u couldnt even stay No.1 fa long)

    if u actully checked out this site instead of just reading what i gotta say u would see ni99az is talkin topics!!!
    So go on, get tha fuck ouuutta here! u made me platinum ni99a THANXS FA THA MEMORIES!!

    T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) heading fa 5x

  65. Demiks Says:

    I agree with uneckbone, when I first read this blog, there were maybe 5 comments per post, tops. All meant something, now (I do this too, because I can’t let things slide without defending it) everythings repetitive back-and-fourth talk about G-Unit.

    es, forget T-Shirts, you need to sell muzzles to T.R.T.O.N.R. or whatever he’s going to name himself next.

  66. Adam Says:

    when does this hit the shelves

  67. T.R.T.O.N.R! 4x platinum (8x globally) Says:

    i was thinking “Multiplatinum ‘Talk Of Nah Right!’ Ni99a” how that sound. hahaha

    Yall steady blaming me…tell eskay to post more topics – dont make me add u to tha goofy list aswell Demiks

    ………………………….Multiplatinum ‘Talk Of Nah Right’ Ni99a…………………………..
    ni99az chatting my name like i aint gone do a thang!…stop mentioning my name an we wont have no problems! im like u, i jst cant let shit slide either but i have let a lot of shit slide wen i should of popped my collar, then popped u in your crab eye!

    i aint a g-unit stan no-more..
    im big enough to admit my eyes av been opened (BY KINGML) but i still like they music shiiiiit!

  68. Bitchplease Says:

    ur a bitch…learn how to spell…tryin to self promote some bullshit that nobody gives a fuck about….youre talkin out your ass son, you need to sit down and learn a thing or two

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