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Chrism70
02-14-2009, 01:21 PM
Asalaam Alikum to my Muslim Brothers

I've always wanted to buy a ROOTS album but which one?


1995 - Do You Want More??
1996 - Illadelph Halflife
1999 - Things Fall Apart
2002 - Phrenology
2004 - The Tipping Point
2006 - Game Theory
2008 - Rising Down


They've realised quiet a few yea, but which one is generally considered as their best work? Which one has unskippable tracks from start to finish?

lynskey
02-14-2009, 01:28 PM
was recommended Illadelphia halflife by a mate claiming it's their best album.
Never really got into it though.

YungSunny
02-14-2009, 01:29 PM
God..
I only heard Do You Want More, Illadelph, and Things Fall Apart.
It really depends on your musical preferences.
If you wanna hear jazzy rap in it's purest, then get Do You Want More.
If you want a more traditional new york style album, get Illadelph.
Things Fall Apart would be a better album for someone who's listened to Do You Want More because you'll appreciate it more.

Chrism70
02-14-2009, 01:29 PM
was recommended Illadelphia halflife by a mate claiming it's their best album.
Never really got into it though.

yea Im just checking out the album snippets on AMAZON

Plus this thread too - http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10993

Chrism70
02-14-2009, 01:31 PM
God..
I only heard Do You Want More, Illadelph, and Things Fall Apart.
It really depends on your musical preferences.
If you wanna hear jazzy rap in it's purest, then get Do You Want More.
If you want a more traditional new york style album, get Illadelph.
Things Fall Apart would be a better album for someone who's listen to Do You Want More because you'll appreciate it more.

A jazz hip hop album is what I've always for the collection so i will check out DO YOU WANT MORE.

CharlesJones
02-14-2009, 01:32 PM
Illadelph Halflife and Things Fall Apart are their best albums.

djskillz
02-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Start off with Illadelph Halflife and Things Fall Apart. If you like those two then start back at the beginning and work your way through figuring out which ones you like and which ones you don't like.

SickT
02-14-2009, 01:39 PM
1995 - Do You Want More??
1996 - Illadelph Halflife
1999 - Things Fall Apart

All Classics. Game Theory is Sick too. Rest of 'em are Dope/Ok

CharlesJones
02-14-2009, 01:40 PM
LOL@Game Theory is sick hahahahahahahahahahaha.

iammzac
02-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Game Theory, Things Fall Apart, Illadelph, Rising Down.. I like em' all

Edgar Erebus
02-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Asalaam Alikum to my Muslim Brothers

I've always wanted to buy a ROOTS album but which one?


1995 - Do You Want More??
1996 - Illadelph Halflife
1999 - Things Fall Apart
2002 - Phrenology
2004 - The Tipping Point
2006 - Game Theory
2008 - Rising Down


They've realised quiet a few yea, but which one is generally considered as their best work? Which one has unskippable tracks from start to finish?



Aleikum salaam.

Rock critics usually say Things Fall Apart is the best, rap fans usually say Illadelph Halflife, and I'd say that it's a toss-up between Halflife and Rising Down.


Khuda hafis.

YungSunny
02-14-2009, 02:42 PM
No Alibi is one of the greatest Roots songs.
From Illadelph.

MsRzaRecTaH
02-14-2009, 02:55 PM
Illadelph Halflife and Things Fall Apart are their best albums.

Word, def classic material^O^

BIG D O
02-14-2009, 03:03 PM
illadelph halflife is widely considered their best work....

sdeblasi
02-14-2009, 03:05 PM
get illadelph halflife

corky831
02-14-2009, 03:32 PM
illadelph yo so many bangers on that its a 9.5/10 album

SickT
02-14-2009, 06:45 PM
LOL@Game Theory is sick hahahahahahahahahahaha.

yes it is. listen to that album with headphones on. it's a masterpiece.

Shogah
02-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Things fall apart is their most heralded album, and considered best, but i never listened it.

Game Theory is nice album, but a bit short considering that there are at least 3 songs i skip too(Living in a new world, Baby, Long Time), but the rest is just classic material.

crds
02-14-2009, 08:13 PM
1995 - Do You Want More??
1996 - Illadelph Halflife
1999 - Things Fall Apart

All Classics. Game Theory is Sick too. Rest of 'em are Dope/Ok

co-signed

DJMethods
02-14-2009, 08:17 PM
Also cop Rising Down, pretty incredible album.

Claustrofobic
02-15-2009, 08:48 AM
ILLADELPH baby

attractive assasin, blastin' the devil trespassin'
master gettin' cash in an orderly fashion
message to the fake nigga flashin'
slow up AK, before you get dropped and closed like a caption

and thats the first fucking line of the album

drippie k
02-15-2009, 11:58 AM
illadelph halflife without a doubt, just listen to concerto of the desperado
then i'd say do you want more? then things fall apart, then rising down, then game theory, then tipping point and last but not least phrenology

TAURO
02-15-2009, 12:10 PM
Illadelph Halflife and Things Fall Apart are their best albums.

co-sign

2Bladez
02-15-2009, 01:43 PM
for me lyrically is best IH, but overall TFA

Krish
02-15-2009, 01:46 PM
All their albums are quality Tipping Point aside but I would have to say the most consistent album is Illadelph Halflife followed by Things Fall Apart.

GhettoGnom
02-15-2009, 02:00 PM
How can you not like The Tipping Point?? Guns Are Drawn, Boom, Why? (with the bonus track with Dave Chappelle.. greatness) and Somebody's Gotta Do It and so on.. Greatness..

Anyways, Things Fall Apart is their best.

Buzk
02-15-2009, 08:30 PM
No Alibi is one of the greatest Roots songs.
From Illadelph.

word.
I like do you want more better than things fall apart, but illadelph halflife is probably my favourite

benzo
02-16-2009, 08:22 AM
Things Fall Apart
Roots Come Alive!
Illadelph Halflife
Beginner's Guide to The Roots Vol. 2 is DOPE

all of 'em are good cops including Tipping Point AND Phrenology IMO..

RynMur
02-16-2009, 05:28 PM
Illadelph Halflife is my favorite album by them. Then followed by Do You Want More, which has a different sound (more jazzy), but still ridiculous.

thamainfacta
02-16-2009, 09:08 PM
illadelph most def their best.

look at the tracks

section
what they do ("the principles of true hip hop have been forsaken, its all contractual and bout money makin'", and this was back in 96).
no alibi
CLONES!!!!
universe at war
concerto of a desperado
push up your lighter
no great pretender
episodes
respond react

all fucking classics!!

in my top 3 albums of all time.

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
02-16-2009, 09:57 PM
my favorite roots albums goes:

illadelph halflife
do you want more
things fall apart
the tipping point
rising down
game theory
phernology
organx

D.G. The Eye Opener
02-17-2009, 05:45 AM
Illdelph Halflife

St8Amind
02-18-2009, 11:22 AM
1> things fall apart
2> Illadelph Halflife
3> Do you want more

St8Amind
02-18-2009, 11:41 AM
The Next Movement
Step Into The Realm
Dynamite!
Adrenaline
You Got Me

~All on the same album, ?I dont see how so many people's inner ears are configured so differently...

Drunken Monk
03-10-2009, 05:24 PM
Things Fall Apart

Stikee Fingerz
03-10-2009, 08:18 PM
ORGANIX
Do You Want More?
Illadelph Halflife
and
Things Fall Apart

The Lost Prophet
03-11-2009, 01:40 AM
I got to keep it 100...i originally didnt care for the "Game Theory" too much, but i put it in like 6 months later and fell in love with it. Thats my personal favorite...just rarely do you hear an album flow like that...it was so...complete...