Bring It Back: The Roots – You Got Me f. Eve & Erykah Badu/Jill Scott [1999]

blame it on Shake February 21, 2013

In light of #ThrowbackThursday, I’ve decided to bring back one of my favorite songs from The Roots of all time. In 1999, The Roots crew released their Eve (of Destruction) and Erykah Badu featured single single “You Got Me”. While penning the song, Philly’s Jill Scott recorded her own version before being replaced by Erykah on The Roots’ Things Fall Apart. Six year’s later the original Jill Scott version was released on 2001’s Home Grown! The Beginner s Guide to Understanding the Roots Volume 1. Take a listen to both versions and just try to pick a clear winner on whose was better. Don’t worry, I’ll wait…

Jill Scott

Erykah Badu

And for an added bonus, check out this 2dope performance of the Grammy Award-winning song that The Roots and Jill Scott gave that can be found on The Roots Come Alive.