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Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Roots, Vols. 1 & 2


Download links and information about Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Roots, Vols. 1 & 2 by The Roots. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 31 tracks with total duration of 02:40:55 minutes.

Artist: The Roots
Release date: 2005
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 31
Duration: 02:40:55
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No. Title Length
1. No Hometro / Proceed 2 5:49
2. Distortion to Static (Black Thought Mix) 1:58
3. What They Do 5:14
4. The Next Movement 4:07
5. Good Music 4:08
6. The Lesson 5:04
7. Star 5:52
8. The Hypnotic 4:52
9. Silent Treatment 6:48
10. You Got Me 4:56
11. Clones 4:54
12. What You Want 4:47
13. Act Too (Love of My Life) 4:54
14. Do You Want More?!!!??! 4:44
15. It's Comin' (Live At the Trocadero, Illadelph December 1993) (featuring E. L. O., Joe Young) 4:19
16. Double Trouble 6:23
17. Sacrifice (Live On BBC Radio One's Worldwide Show With Gilles Peterson) 6:14
18. No Alibi 5:26
19. Essaywhuman?!!!!! (Organix Version) 4:19
20. Break You Off (Dub / Sound Check At Bogart's Cincinnati, OH 2003) 5:27
21. Quicksand Millennium 4:08
22. Pass the Popcorn (Revisited) 4:03
23. Don't Say Nuthin' (Remix) 3:35
24. Adrenaline 5:17
25. The Lesson, Pt. 3 3:34
26. Ya'll Know Who 3:59
27. [email protected] 5:21
28. Boom! 2:55
29. The Seed / Melting Pot / Web (Live On BBC Radio One's Worldwide Show With Gilles Peterson) 16:02
30. Din Da Da 8:29
31. The Pros 3:17



Despite the promise of the title, the sprawling, two volume, Homegrown: A Beginner’s Guide To The Roots is, if anything, too accurate a reflection of The Roots’ bewilderingly eclectic career to serve as a concise primer for the uninitiated. Nonetheless, there is a wealth of stellar material on display here, and the dedicated listener ought to be able to form an accurate picture of The Roots’ career with a little luck and perseverance, while hardcore fans will be attracted by the high quality rarities and b-sides that fill out each volume. Though classic joints such as “Good Music”, “What They Do”, “Clones”, and “Star” are well represented, Homegrown’s disorganized, resolutely achronological tracklist might well leave newcomers bewildered, but the sheer volume of amazing material here ought to leave any listener suitably awed. Those reluctant to begin plumbing the Roots’ voluminous back-catalogue unaided could find worse places to start than the undisputedly brilliant material on Homegrown.