Video: The Roots – How I Got Over (Behind The Scenes)

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You’ve already seen The Roots latest video “How I Got Over,” and come up with your own interpretations of the visuals. Now go behind the scenes with Black Thought, ?uestlove, Dice Raw, and BBGUN, live from Bushwick Brooklyn where the vid was shot. Watch as they bring the video to life and give us commentary on the elements you see in the final product. How I Got Over album is currently slated for a February 2010 release.


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56 Responses to “Video: The Roots – How I Got Over (Behind The Scenes)”

  1. Joe 88 Says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  2. cOLD Says:

    I’d take emptiness over being broke, or being stuck in the hood with dumb niggas anyday. Once your broke, your gonna be lonely anyway, w/o the money.

    ^ you make a good point, and thats the opposite end of the spectrum. But isnt there a happy medium where you could have and balance both?

  3. G7 Says:

    G7 Says:

    November 6th, 2009 at 9:34 am
    cOLD Says:

    November 6th, 2009 at 9:27 am
    that nightline interview with 50, gave the impression duke is mad lonely… I think the interviewer hit on a weak spot… Huge Mansion 18 bedrooms, and no pitter patter of little feet runnng about.

    Is that the trade off for pursuing wealth, and being so staunch about it?

    Like is all that ambition really worth it, if you can’t enjoy it with a family? Granted theirs no shortage of bad bitches willing to do whatever to please you, but after you done with the hoe, that feeling of emptiness is >

    ====
    the guy is worth like over 200 million and isn’t even happy with his life. thats fucked.

  4. sean coonery Says:

    Im out. I had enough of this. Because I’m here damn near biting my lip off. I’m over typing and I am about to chew off my own tongue that i’m so angry.

    This nahright shit raise my blood pressure. It makes my heart beat and pound hardbody.

    Niggas on here is so lame it aggravates me. Like I wanna stick a blade in your windpipe slow.

    BYE. FAGGOTS

    THE LAME NESS AND HERB NESS IS FUCKING UNBELIEVEABLE.

    WAITING FOR A SUMMIT? Nah right?

    YOU AWAiting for THE SUMMIT LIKE ITS CHRISTMAS, THANKSGIVING…ANDFOR ALL MY JEW DUDES…LIKE ITS HANUKAH?

    COME ON B…STEP YOUR SOCIAL LIFE GAME UP…NIGGA..

    THIS NIGGA HAS NO FRIENDS OR LIFE…

  5. Beezy Says:

    yo downtown is fuckin’ bananas today…all these fuck boys here for the Yankees parade

    its like all teenagers from high school

    and degenerates like D_Brow

  6. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    Living rich, fucking broads with no real relationships is still > living broke in the hood hoping you wont get shot/arrested today

    But still 50 life > camel

    Atleast until the camel has kids. Cause all that money with no lineage is worthless.

  7. cOLD Says:

    the guy is worth like over 200 million and isn’t even happy with his life. thats fucked.

    ^ he gives the appearance that he’s happy (always grinning it up). But coming home to a crib that size, with only Lloyd banks,Yayo, and a personal trainer must suck.

  8. sean coonery Says:

    ANYBODY ANTICIPATING THIS NAHRIGHT SUMMIT. IS A LAME WITH NO FRIENDS AND GETS NO PUSSY AND HAS NO GIRL. FUCKING LOSER

    Ol “I marked it on my calendar. I can’t wait” ass nigga

    Ol “Eskay said it will happen in May of 2016. I just can’t wait, like its the effin olympics. YAY!!!” ass nigga

    How you waiting for the Nahright summit like an African waits for the World Cup to happen….pardon I mean…how you awaiting the arrival of the Nahright BBQ…how a boney african waits for AIDS (HiV too) from other countries…

    this nigga is pathetic and digusting…go get aids from your sister or mother…pick one..

    im talking to you

  9. Joe 88 Says:

    >you make a good point, and thats the opposite end of the spectrum. But isnt there a happy medium where you could have and balance both?

    ^Yeah it is, and that is what most of us strive for, not everyone wants to be rich, nobody wants to be poor, the average american wants finnacial security, and imo that’s the happy medium (n).

  10. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    and degenerates like D_Brow sleep

  11. sean coonery Says:

    Camel can’t have kids. They celibate and sterile.

    Gorilla can have plenty of children. They swag splash it all over the face of Female gorillas word to Remy Ma. Silverback Guerilla are very well endowed or so I heard. No beastiality.

  12. sean coonery Says:

    If I dont end up killing one of you niggas…I don’t know how that would happen…god is on your side..

    you niggas are so lame and herbish…jeezus khrist…how the fuck did i end up being surround with so many squares…gotta cut you niggas outta my circle…

    quick…you niggas is cancer….i gotta chemo you…immediately..

    you niggas is gang greene (no dirty sanchez)…i gotta amputate….immediately

    the level of lameness that occurs on this site…is beyond belief.

    I’m going to take more anti depressants. Because this shit is depressing.

    LIKE WHO RAISE YOU NIGGAS? WHAT MAN DID THAT?

    WHO GAVE BIRTH TO YOU NIGGAS? WHAT WOMEN DID THAT?

  13. b-ease Says:

    ^ he gives the appearance that he’s happy (always grinning it up). But coming home to a crib that size, with only Lloyd banks,Yayo, and a personal trainer must suck.

    ^^
    It’s got to. I think getting shot like he did has alot to do with that. Can you imagine the nitemares? Even with all he’s accumulated, that day has to haunt him, even if it is arguably what enabled his career to ascend to the next level. Being around people on a consistent basis probably freaks him out.

  14. sean coonery Says:

    anybody who attends the NAHRIGHT BBQ SUMMIT. needs friends, real friends and a real girlfriend. Because you have no social life. SMH at using the internet to have a surrogate social life.

    Sad ass niggas. Depressed ass niggas. Ol “I have no friends. No life“ ass niggas. Cry and weep in your sleep. Kill ya self and take ya family with you. You pathetic piece of shit.

    Trying to make friends off nahright because you have no friends. You disgust me.

    ANYBODY WHO GOES THERE IS A LAME, SQUARE, HERB, HOMO, FAGGOT, HERMAFRODITE, BITCH MADE NIGGA.

    GO OUTSIDE AND MAKE FRIENDS. GO GET A GIRL.

    ESKAY IS A LAME. BECAUSE HE IS 35 and still doing this shit.

    Landlord will probably go because he can’t get girls to throw ass at him. So he gonna try to pull up on niggas at nahright. the 6 niggas that show up. the 6 lame ass niggas herbs that show up.

  15. sean coonery Says:

    niggas live on twitter and nahright.com….word to D_Brow_4_Life…How your eyebrows have down syndrome…ugly fat prican nigga

    its fucking sad and disgusting…pieces of shit.

    i feel sorry for your father…

    i wanna rape your mother…

  16. J Dela Says:

    fuck meet-ups… i need internet soldiers for the Anti- B.T.S. movement

  17. cOLD Says:

    Yeah it is, and that is what most of us strive for, not everyone wants to be rich, nobody wants to be poor, the average american wants finnacial security, and imo that’s the happy medium (n).

    ^gem

  18. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    anybody who attends the NAHRIGHT BBQ SUMMIT

    ^

    lol @ “summit”.

    * Pictures niggas attending BBQ in suit with brief cases to discuss world affairs*

    * Sean Coonery aka Gaddafi ranting to nahgers for 40 mins about the widest range of topics possible, speaking at 50miles per hour*

  19. Beezy Says:

    im about to grab a 6 pack and go to the parade with all my cracker co-workers

    they live for drinkning beers in the am

    dudes is drinking at their desks right now

  20. cOLD Says:

    Even with all he’s accumulated, that day has to haunt him, even if it is arguably what enabled his career to ascend to the next level.

    ^the gift and the curse.

  21. Joe 88 Says:

    The american dream

    Nice job, wife, 2 kids, front yard, white picket fence, family pet.

    It’s not too many famous rich mofo’s living that life we imagine for them, it’s usually when there time is coming to a end where there social life behind the scenes are beginning.

    Jay-Z isnt coming home to beyonce every night, they prolly see each other once a month, and that’s prolly only at listening parties, and red carpets. I doubt they even live together and there married

    CS88 said it the best, when you are on your grind, you have no time for a social life really, and people that are so sucessful, they got it from being busy with there work. There workaholics and happy with reaping the benifits of there hard work.

  22. sean coonery Says:

    Nidal Malik Hasan is a goon.

    Fucking Muslims and Islam ass niggas.

    BOL WAS RIGHT. Byron Crawford was right.

    These niggas get it clapping like pakistan. (c) beans sponsored by g-unit records

  23. b-ease Says:

    im about to grab a 6 pack and go to the parade with all my cracker co-workers

    they live for drinkning beers in the am

    dudes is drinking at their desks right now

    ^^
    Are they going to make you carry all the beers? I would assume they would. Also, who brought the coke, Chad or Benny?

  24. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    The Mexican dream

    3 jobs, wife, 1 mistress, 8 kids, customised car, large moustache .

  25. Geronimo P Says:

    *Daps to the Squad*

    Days Went By, Stretch and Strong Enough are my fav joints on Fif’s album.

  26. sean coonery Says:

    none of you guys are rich. you just going by what you see on tv.

    fucking lames. most of you make 60 or 50k a year at the most. You went to college for 4 or 5 years to make that. Some of niggas went 6 years to a community college.

    Talking about being rich and loney or broke and having friends.

    50 Cent is good. He’s rich and your not.

  27. sean coonery Says:

    talking bout the gif and the cursor….

    gtfoh you fucking internet nerd lame ass nigga..

    gift and the curse > the .gif and the cursor

    stupid ass lame..

    50 cent is good…he doing good…he fuck plenty bitches and is worth half a billion..

    you married some hood rolla…and had kids with her…and love her…bought her a car, house and clothes…and you in debt…and owe money…

    fucking lame…

  28. Beezy Says:

    Are they going to make you carry all the beers?

    ^LOL damn nah, they have backpacks and shit.

    These whities take their drinking dead ass serious

  29. sean coonery Says:

    cold if you at the nahright bbq…imma spit in ya mouth…and make you swallow the spit…faggot fuck boy…i know you like that shit…homo gay porno ass nigga…

    then imma smack your nose off your face…and watch your facial features drenched in plaz-mah

  30. The Shot Clock aka I'm a Nahmerican Says:

    the guy is worth like over 200 million and isn’t even happy with his life. thats fucked.

    ^

    the interview made me realize how ridiculous his music is. Maybe dude would be happy if he made music that was true to his reality.

    But lying that much on record, getting inspired by some shit you did/saw/lived like 15-20 years ago?!?! that shit would depress anyone.

  31. Joe 88 Says:

    From the outside looking in

    Puffy’s social life > Jay-Z > 50

    Atleast Jay has his cousin Ty Ty to do his laundry on some malik & tee tee shit from the TV show “the game”

    I doubt 50 even keeps in contact with any of his kinfolk

  32. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    if a nigga dont want to go to war just leave a nigga alone. we have alot of people in this country willing to fight for this country. me and the guy who shoot up the FT yesterday are just different from them. i remember niggas trying to recrut me in high school calling the crib every night at 6 nigga was worst than bill collectors.

  33. Gravity Says:

    Ni99as wake up on his dick, eat some breakfast first!(c) Most Hated

    I’m gone until some sensible chat that doesn’t revolve around JayZ is popn. Like seriously, speculating into how another man is living or fucking or anything beyond is a bit much now.

    *daps the dapable*

  34. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    gift and the curse > the .gif and the cursor

    ^

    gem.

    I’m literally dying at this one

    Sean coonery rapping would be > Donny Goines

    *straight face*

  35. b-ease Says:

    Jay-Z isnt coming home to beyonce every night, they prolly see each other once a month

    ^^
    True. But that’s ill. Cause as bad as Beyonce is, I’m sure, like all women, you’d get tired of seeing her all the time. This way, it never gets old, he can always look forward to smashing her until they actually have to live together on a regular basis.

  36. sean coonery Says:

    niggas on here aint even worth an ounce…

    niggas aint even worth a fucking 401K….niggas is not even worth a e-trade investment..

    and they dare speak on 50 cent…

    the audacity…you not even half of me…

    you not even 1 quart of 50 cent…you not even one milliliter of 50 cent…

    and you talking shit..don’t let your co-workers GAS YOU….you on e like a white girl in the club…

  37. Black Brokaw Says:

    Jay-Z isnt coming home to beyonce every night, they prolly see each other once a month
    *****
    Who said this shit?

  38. cOLD Says:

    Phuque Says:

    July 9, 2007 at 12:16 pm
    # Hootie the Magical Easter Ferret Says:
    July 9th, 2007 at 12:13 pm edit

    you have no friends

    ^^Will you be my friend?? I’ve got a little cage, a water dispenser, a little hamster wheel and everything

    ^hoots don’t let me call Phuque on you. roffle.

  39. COCCA88CRAZY88S8NCE88 Says:

    b-ease Says:

    November 6th, 2009 at 9:51 am
    Jay-Z isnt coming home to beyonce every night, they prolly see each other once a month

    ^^
    True. But that’s ill. Cause as bad as Beyonce is, I’m sure, like all women, you’d get tired of seeing her all the time. This way, it never gets old, he can always look forward to smashing her until they actually have to live together on a regular basis.

    ^^^
    yea, i dont care how bad a bitch is, for dudes after u bang that pussy Every’Which’A’Way, u get bored…

  40. Joe 88 Says:

    Black Brokaw Says:
    November 6th, 2009 at 9:53 am
    Jay-Z isnt coming home to beyonce every night, they prolly see each other once a month
    *****
    Who said this shit?

    ^Me, why you ask?

  41. a tribe called quest Says:

    LOL @ magical easter ferret

  42. sean coonery Says:

    niggas that are waiting on their income tax return, social security checks when they reach 65…is speaking on Fifth? they speakin on fiddy?

    come on now..

    you owe money…you in debt…nothing you have is paid for…its owning you..

    STOP IT 5….!!!

    STOP IT 5

    you know who im talking to you…

    you don’t even have 50 grand in your account. no bank of america, no chase or washington mutual or wachovia. none of that. you dont have a checking or saving account. faggot

  43. COCCA88CRAZY88SiNCE88 Says:

    b-ease Says:

    November 6th, 2009 at 9:51 am
    Jay-Z isnt coming home to beyonce every night, they prolly see each other once a month

    ^^
    True. But that’s ill. Cause as bad as Beyonce is, I’m sure, like all women, you’d get tired of seeing her all the time. This way, it never gets old, he can always look forward to smashing her until they actually have to live together on a regular basis.

    ^^^
    yea, i dont care how bad a bitch is, for dudes after u bang that pussy Every’Which’A’Way, u get bored…

  44. Black Brokaw Says:

    this guy went into the archives. LMAO. he has a Word file full of nahright comments

  45. LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    yea, i dont care how bad a bitch is, for dudes after u bang that pussy Every’Which’A’Way, u get bored…

    ^

    The reason why marriage is a failed concept.

    Speak on yesterday tho cocca

  46. sean coonery Says:

    niggas that are waiting on their financial aid refund checks….and that take out loans from the bank…is speakin on fifth..

    niggas that got into college because of affirmative action and sucked jewish dick for grants?

    PELL and TAP GRANTS? go give whitey some head…faggot…or ask ya muddah to do it…

  47. a tribe called quest Says:

    I tend to skip Sean coonerys comments but this nigga is hilarious

  48. sean coonery Says:

    cocca88 the only nigga on here with money. only believeable nigga.

    he got the benz, the infiniti truck hooked up laced up with eything…

    titles, car keys, all that..

    cocca88 is the only money getting nigga on here…maybe he could give 50 cent advice..

    but 50 cent need no advice…that nigga worth 500 milly…he on his way to be a billy….naire…

  49. sleep AKA I'M 2 COOL 4 U DUDES 2 RIDICULE Says:

    the marragies that work out the best are the ones where both the wife and the husbands having demanding jobs. its human nature to get tired of somebody you see everyday. so if u both get home at 7/8 got to sleep at 11 wake up at 6 thats ideal. jay-z and b will work cause they hardly see each other

  50. sean coonery Says:

    Tribe your TEND SKIP YOUR LIFE…thats why you nahright all day..

    you get no pussy, no girls, have no friends, no family….you disgust me…you pathetic piece of shit..

    the sad thing about it…is you only 19….you young…and you a failure loser…you reached your peak at 14…you never had a peak…

    you faggot

    i spit in your dominican mothers face…and smack the spit out her mouth…

    where you at in washing heights…ugly nigger…white nigger…dominican wet back no socks wearing ass nigga…chancleta wearing ass nigga..

    ill rape your sister, your mother…and beat your dead beat dad…

  51. COCCA88CRAZY88SiNCE88 Says:

    LondonBloke: Lambeth Livin but Still Winnin Says:

    November 6th, 2009 at 9:56 am
    yea, i dont care how bad a bitch is, for dudes after u bang that pussy Every’Which’A’Way, u get bored…

    ^

    The reason why marriage is a failed concept.

    Speak on yesterday tho cocca

    ^^^
    i dont know about yesterday, but i know about last night! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Shout Out my lil’Spanish mami… Somethin about lookin @ a Latin broad w/ that tan complexion, Fit & that Long silky straight dark hair on my pillows… thaz a BAAAAAD bitch!

    AND my baby came thru w/ Wine & The sexy shit to change into! Oww!

  52. Joe 88 Says:

    >yea, i dont care how bad a bitch is, for dudes after u bang that pussy Every’Which’A’Way, u get bored…

    ^True, for me personally, but it’s really guys out there that love every little aspect of there women.

    You can do the same shit to every women you meet, only difference is, it’s not the same person

    If you marry someone for the sex, you lost

    If you have a baby by a chick because of the sex, you really lost

    And I know guys that did both, and they both lost.

  53. b-ease Says:

    If you marry someone for the sex, you lost

    If you have a baby by a chick because of the sex, you really lost

    And I know guys that did both, and they both lost.

    ^^
    Real talk.

  54. cOLD Says:

    If you have a baby by a chick because of the sex, you really lost

    ^word. Mad niggas get caught up on the poon and splash off.

  55. COCCA88CRAZY88SiNCE88 Says:

    sean coonery Says:

    November 6th, 2009 at 9:59 am
    Tribe your TEND SKIP YOUR LIFE…thats why you nahright all day..

    you get no pussy, no girls, have no friends, no family….you disgust me…you pathetic piece of shit..

    the sad thing about it…is you only 19….you young…and you a failure loser…you reached your peak at 14…you never had a peak…

    you faggot

    i spit in your dominican mothers face…and smack the spit out her mouth…

    where you at in washing heights…ugly nigger…white nigger…dominican wet back no socks wearing ass nigga…chancleta wearing ass nigga..

    ill rape your sister, your mother…and beat your dead beat dad…

    ^^^
    *daps Hoots*
    i dont know about 50, but i know that latin pussy aint NO JOKE! and them bitches look Sexy as HELL in the bed ass naked! GATTTTTT!

  56. b-ease Says:

    ^word. Mad niggas get caught up on the poon and splash off.

    ^^
    My best friend put himself in that situation. Told him she couldnt have kids, lol. She’s a professional massage therapist, always had kush, and they were fucking in her husbands ill crib in B-More. Now he’s outside the city in Section 8, that bitch aint got NO weed money, and he hasnt gotten a massage in 9 months.

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