okayplayer’s Review of The Roots’ undun

blame it on Shake October 21, 2011

Earlier today at Manhattan’s Legacy Studios, a select group of folks were given the opportunity to listen to The Roots upcoming album (dropping December 6th). Check out what was said for track five below and head to OKP for the rest.

The Jump
Comes in on an abrupt one-beat transition, followed by big, no, HUGE drums and hard-hitting rappity-rap: “If not for these hood inventions / I’d be just another kid with no intentions” and “when he’s tired of running / Through the layers of the onion, he’ll shed a tear…” The chorus has the feel of a bluesy 70s rock song that you would hear in the soundtrack of a Martin Scorcese flick when the chips are down: “We all on a journey…but on the other side that’s when we settle up the score.” After the third chorus the pitch wavers uncomfortably on the hi-hat and the drums sloooooww doooown.

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