Jay Elect on songs with French and Red Cafe aint the wave. This nigga Elect just dont care. Any artist who really wanted their shit out would have been made some kinda noise. Even Cole, Young Slumber himself was bitching in that passive aggressive bitchmade way he does.
Jay Elect dont give a fuck about rap cuz. He could have signed to anybody and still been in the same boat.
the roots are a live hip hop band that performs at a high level. thas why they’re millionaires. of course tariq rhymes fit well into that mold but thas not the sole reason they have the celebrity they do. they jus work way harder than any other band.
i seen tariq do that live mixtape at the roots picnic. flipping styles & murkin shit. he doesn’t have that type of liberty on a roots album because of all the parts involved have to bolster their brand thru concept albums.