EW Preview of Rising Down

EW heard a good portion of the new Roots album and they’ve put up a track-by-track rundown. 

”RISING DOWN” (possible alternate title: ”Humdrum”) Guest rappers Mos Def and Styles P join Trotter in unleashing a slew of dystopian imagery over heavy, atmospheric synths. ”It’s not an intro, but more an introduction to the topical theme of the album,” Trotter says. ”Mos kicks it off from one perspective. My verse is about global warming and how the world is all haywire. And Styles P is rapping about prescription-drug campaigns, the stuff they advertise on TV, all the crazy side effects. We’re all dealing with different aspects of the state of the world.” 

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55 Responses to “EW Preview of Rising Down”

  1. Two-Times Says:

    no comment

  2. RIGZ Says:

    deya

  3. RIGZ Says:

    This tracks so remarkable:

    http://www.tinyurl.com/3bqgcn

    I been playin this shit ALLLLLL day. Hip-Hop needs shit like this…

  4. RIGZ Says:

    ^^^^^^

    Z-SHARE LINK:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/7752183d864af5/

    This shit is incredible.

  5. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    he need to hurry and drop an album…now that Hov is gone…
    ^^^^
    co-sign

    I wonder what 108 albums Ms Chang used for her survey..Must have only been like one hip hop album in the test survey. I bet Herbie Hancock is on that list though.
    ^^^^
    probably mentioned mostly rock bands

  6. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Is this the best non-hip-hop song ever?? Sweaty Betty by the Mac Lads

    She wore big knickers and she worked at the sewage farm.
    Got my hands down her jeans and I nearly lost half my arm.
    But after ten pints, she looked quite fit,
    Couldn’t wait to get my hands on her flabby tits.
    So I said, Slap that and ride the ripples,
    I just got to get my gob round her greasy nipples.
    Flabby arse, sweaty breasts, thirty eight chins,
    she was a mound of flesh.
    Sweaty Betty, she eats a lot of pies,
    Sweaty Betty, she’s got enormous thighs,
    Sweaty Betty, have you smelled her breath?
    Sweaty Betty, she’d crush a man to death.

    I knew that she wanted me to shag her,
    so I stabbed her cunt with my mutton dagger.
    I couldn’t believe the size of her bum,
    She used to play for Wigan at the back of the scrum.
    I’ve seen nowt like it since the day I was born,
    But you know me, I’ll shag owt that’s warm.

    Sweaty Betty, she eats a lot of chips,
    Sweaty Betty, she’s got massive tits,
    Sweaty Betty, she’s got a huge vagina,
    Sweaty Betty, you’d fit a bus inside her,
    She’s so obscene, three tons of margarine,
    She’s like a lump of lard
    But Sweaty Betty makes my willy hard.

  7. EnglandRepresent Says:

    I mean fuck, look at the lyrics, genius.

    I fucks with The Roots early. They need Black Thought on this though, dude is a monster.

  8. MetaPhysiKs Says:

    RIP LARRY DAVIS

    a TRUE BX LEGEND

  9. That Man Says:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/79405920041c0a/

    ^^^”Drama” by Duo Live^^^

    We don’t want no drama.

    Not in this post.

  10. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Wow. This place is dead.

  11. That Man Says:

    Sorry, England. Forgot to tell you it’s a national holiday in America.

  12. EnglandRepresent Says:

    What? A national holiday? What fuckin national holiday? smh. You lot have got a holiday for everything. Slack bastards.

  13. nation Says:

    what it is England

  14. $***M-ROC***$ Says:

    ol’ chewin on a stick lookin-ass nigga

  15. $***M-ROC***$ Says:

    ol’ 2-way on the belt, bright yellow hat wearin ass nigga

  16. $***M-ROC***$ Says:

    ol’ pale face with dark-ass arms lookin ass nigga

  17. $***M-ROC***$ Says:

    yo, stanley turrentine is that dude…

  18. $***M-ROC***$ Says:

    and alphonse mouzon > madlib

    you heard me.

  19. $***M-ROC***$ Says:

    these dudes are all rocking gear from like 2002. who the fuck wears 555 Soul “brooklyn” hoodies anymore? LOL

  20. moresickaMC Says:

    Crooked I is top 5 lyrically

  21. moresickaMC Says:

    oh hell naw!! check this out
    youtube.com/watch?v=0EvH5LQAYl0

  22. nation Says:

    Quote of the Day -

    Jack Kerouac – “If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.”

  23. HHF Says:

    The Roots….

  24. lurker Says:

    cunt dagger

    WOWSERS

  25. lurker Says:

    ^ i have been adivised to write down all my thoughts in the morning

  26. lurker Says:

    WOWSERRRRRSSSS!

  27. Joe 88 Says:

    Dope boyz got dem gurls going wild

    lol @ mofo’s getting pumped when they learned how to strike in the other thread

  28. D. Billz Says:

    Pete Rock ripped the set last night.

  29. G7 Says:

    ^whudup Billz? which guests did Rock have with him?

  30. G7 Says:

    *yawns*
    *scratches ballz*
    *farts*
    *daps all before and after*
    *gets to work*

  31. Joe 88 Says:

    LF: This Aalon song is really the fucking truth, I had to put it on my page, I swear I switch the music on my page atleast 3 times a day.

    Your influence……on todays youth……..they say it’s all wrong, rock & roll gangsta

    *In Riley’s Voice* Oh My God, this is so hot!

  32. moresickaMC Says:

    # moresickaMC Says:
    February 22nd, 2008 at 4:21 am

    oh hell naw!! check this out
    youtube.com/watch?v=0EvH5LQAYl0
    ^^^^
    he’ll be in the upcoming blockbuster Python Man…lol

  33. RIGZ Says:

    …The Roots are actually richer than MOST rappers…

    Like, WAAAAAYYYYY richer.

  34. RIGZ Says:

    Think about it:

    They’re one of the premier bands in the WORLD.
    They sell out EVERY show.
    Show Money >>>>> Royalty Money.
    They stay on tour THE WHOLE YEAR ROUND.

    These dudes are caking…One the low (the way it should be done)

  35. RIGZ Says:

    *On the low….

  36. SpotON Says:

    They’re one of the premier bands in the WORLD.
    They sell out EVERY show.
    Show Money >>>>> Royalty Money.
    They stay on tour THE WHOLE YEAR ROUND.

    These dudes are caking…One the low (the way it should be done)

    ^^^word is bond…..that ?uestlove interview is a must read. Dude says he drives a scion, that might be too cheap of him, but till rappers realize that setting yourself up as Mr. baller at a level that is not realistically sustainable over your lifetime, theyll stay loosing.

    Its all in the ?uestlove interview. Anybody just starting in the game should read that closely.

    *tries to step down from soapbox*

    *trips and breaks ankle*

    *plays it off with pimp limp walk while dragging ankle*

  37. Joe 88 Says:

    Hooray for me, I finally bust this bad bitch last night I been tryna get for a minute, & to my current favorite RnB song The-Dream “Falsetto”. Normally I just throw some gangsta shit on when it’s time to get it in, but I had to step it up (no dancing movie set in baltimore), 92.Q’s “love zone” really set the mood right.

    Back to your regular scheduled program

  38. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    I had to step it up (no dancing movie set in baltimore), 92.Q’s “love zone” really set the mood right.

    ***Ladawn (sp?) Black, i think that’s what her name is- she got a sexy ass voice, IMO…as far as busing down the bad bitch…l’chaim (sp?)

  39. moresickaMC Says:

    It will be silly not to put Crooked I on Detox….Dre?

  40. Joe 88 Says:

    *In very deep voice*

    LaDawn Black is in the love zone, on 92.Q

    lol, yeah she does have a sexy voice, & the topics she be talking bout are hilarious, I remember one night she was talking bout oral sex & this bitch I knew called in talking bout “niggas can’t hit, until they give up the mouth smh, this bitch took more shots to the face then jenna jamison & fiddy cent in the same drive by (c) the dude that made Gucci Vs Jeezy. I knew it was someone I knew cause she said her name, & from the stories I heard about her, her comment was completly false.

    Honorable mention
    Mario “Crying out for me”

  41. SpotON Says:

    That Dro review in nahlite is the best break down of why Dro is dope that I ever read. How do people write that well?

  42. Digital scales Says:

    damn i heard that rick ross album yesterday, shit is offical, suprised me, i think ima go back and peep the last album he dropped, that was his first right? with the everyday im hustling

  43. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    I knew it was someone I knew cause she said her name, & from the stories I heard about her, her comment was completly false.

    ***LMAO…I’ve never seen Ladawn’s face (I’mma google in a second), but she has to be better than Jeanie Jones- whos sounds maaaad sexy, but is weak looking in person…Alfredas could get busted down, too, but my fave, hands down, is Sonjay (sp?) from the Big Fat Morning Show- might be the NY accent, though…

  44. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Digital scales Says:

    February 22nd, 2008 at 10:06 am
    damn i heard that rick ross album yesterday, shit is offical, suprised me, i think ima go back and peep the last album he dropped, that was his first right? with the everyday im hustling

    ***Dude said in an interview that this was gonna be his “Ready to Die”, or Volume II…apparently, he held back a lot of lyricism in his first effort, just to get his foot in the door- I think that the comparisons he’s making are Mr. Fantastic-ish, but I can’t wait to hear what the fuss is about….hopefully, it’s not some Gorilla Zoe shit, lol…

  45. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    edit- his “Life after Death”

  46. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    edit- his “Life after Death”

  47. Digital scales Says:

    im bout to go outside with my slide and her kids and build Jeezy’s in the snow…

  48. RIGZ Says:

    # Digital scales Says:
    February 22nd, 2008 at 10:06 am

    damn i heard that rick ross album yesterday, shit is offical, suprised me, i think ima go back and peep the last album he dropped, that was his first right? with the everyday im hustling

    ^^^^^

    Yeah Rick Ross’ first LP was crazy nice…Alot of people **Looks at Nahrightians** shit on Ross without even listening to his shit…I personally like Rick Ross [II]

    Rick Ross can spit. He’s like a more lyrical Jeezy, with less swagger & adlibs…

  49. Joe 88 Says:

    SpotON Says:
    February 22nd, 2008 at 10:04 am
    That Dro review in nahlite is the best break down of why Dro is dope that I ever read.

    ^Co-sign, Dro is actually dope as fuck, he can rap, but IMO what really makes him stand out is he has a sence of humor, he doesn’t take his self to serious, & you need humor to be a great rapper. lol @ Dro saying he got a car the same color as ric flair’s hair

    As I ride, my car just died, the brains blown out, the doors committed suicide, the man in the trunk is the only thing that’s alive – Dro

  50. Digital scales Says:

    i honestly like that ima boss shit, that song and video is offical

  51. SpotON Says:

    damn i heard that rick ross album yesterday, shit is offical, suprised me, i think ima go back and peep the last album he dropped, that was his first right? with the everyday im hustling

    ^^^Not to long ago, I was arguing with someone about Rick Ross being lyrical. I heard some mixtape cuts that really impressed me. Who else has used thus in a hook?

  52. Deity Allah Says:

    Good to see Malik B. back in the mix with the crew. It looks like he’s only appearing on one track, though I wish it could be at least 3 of them. I’m not feeling the presence of both Saigon & Peedi but hey, what ya gonna do?

    Looks like a solid 12 tracks so I’m definitely ready to get my hands on a copy. Good look on the link.

  53. b-ease Says:

    didnt peedi tour with them for like a year as an “unofficial” member? that song (Long Time) was dope as fuck. Based on the article, sounds like it might be “Things Fall Apart” pt. 2

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