Create account Log in

Organix

[Edit]

Download links and information about Organix by The Roots. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:02:19 minutes.

Artist: The Roots
Release date: 1993
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:02:19
Buy on iTunes $9.99
Buy on Amazon $8.99
Buy on Music Bazaar €1.76

Tracks

[Edit]
No. Title Length
1. The Roots Is Comin' 1:15
2. Pass the Popcorn 5:31
3. Anti-Circle 3:46
4. Writers Block 1:42
5. Good Music (Preclude) 1:01
6. Good Music 4:33
7. Grits 6:34
8. Leonard I-V 4:04
9. I'm Out Deah 4:08
10. Essawhamah? (Live At The Soulshack) 4:20
11. There's a Riot Going On 0:11
12. Popcorn Revisited 4:03
13. Peace 1:14
14. Common Dust 5:02
15. The Session (Longest Posse Cut In History, 12:43) 12:44
16. Syreeta's Having My Baby 0:43
17. Carryin' On 1:28

Details

[Edit]

The Roots' low-profile debut set out many of the themes they would employ over the course of their successful career. An intro, "The Roots Is Comin'," is barely over a minute long, yet long enough to exemplify the band's funky bassline (here played by Leonard Hubbard), their dreamy and emotional organ chords (thanks to Scott Storch), and their ferociously swift yet clear rhymes from the group's focal MC Black Thought. The song that follows, "Pass the Popcorn" would have been called a "posse cut" in 1993. Everyone could've used a little more practice before stepping up to the mic on this song, but the spirit of the song are not lost in the amateurishness. The creative venture "Writers Block" is an example of just the opposite, as Black Thought flows with spoken word, comically and creatively expressing the experience of a day in the life of a Philadelphian using mass transit. The instrumentation is appropriately frantic and punctuated by [cymbal] crashes (like any mass transit system). Fans of Do You Want More, the Roots album released immediately following Organix, will recognize the music of "I'm Out Deah," "Leonard I-V," and "Essawhamah?" Another track to note is "The Session (Longest Posse Cut in History)," — no false claim at 12 minutes and 43 seconds. This album should be a part of any Roots fan's collection — not so much because it is an example of their artistry at its best, but because it allows you to see where they came from and how fruitful of a journey it's been. ~ Qa'id Jacobs, Rovi