The Roots
How I Got Over

Def Jam Recordings

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A TAV Curator’s Pick.

How I Got Over is the ninth studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, originally released in  2010 by Def Jam Recordings. It was produced primarily by band members Black Thought, Questlove, Dice Raw, and Rick Friedrich. The album has a subtle, somber sound and features lyrics concerning themes of existentialism, perseverance, and modern society. A hip hop album, its music also draws on indie rock, soul, funk, gospel, and neo soul styles.

Critics commended the album's slow-grooving sound, its guest artists' contributions, and its content's lyrical depth. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2010. - Wiki

“The music similarly evolves slowly but surely, nuanced and nimble as it skips down a line somewhere between Terry Callier and J-Dilla. But, fittingly for an album so concerned with change and transitions, it’s the progression between the tracks which truly makes How I Got Over so impressive; such as the roll of ?uestlove’s drums in between ‘The Day’ and ‘Right On’ which then lead into ‘Doin’ It Again’ and ‘The Fire’. Those four tracks alone would make How I Got Over one of the best albums of recent memory. The fact that The Roots keep up that form throughout means that, if you’re really looking for where this album truly belongs, it’s up there with Sly And The Family Stone’s There’s a Riot Goin’ On or Marvin Gaye’s What’s Goin’ On – an album with a universal soul, heart and conscience, but a groove all of its own.” – Drowned in Sound


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The Roots


How I Got Over


Def Jam Recordings


Vinyl, LP, Album



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