When you’ve spent a decade singing (ahem) the praises of your favorite band, it’s actually somewhat stressful when they drop a new album. Will you end up basking in the musical equivalent of Godfather II glory, or will you have to stumble to explain Matrix Revolutions?
With this track as proof, I’m proud to report that the Roots still rock. Essential listening for your holiday weekend, but be forewarned: this is one of the most thought-provoking hip-hop tracks I’ve heard in months. Mindless BBQ booty shakers, look elsewhere.
08 The Day (Feat. Blu, Phonte, Patty Crash), The Roots
Going on 20 years in the game, these guys still make the most interesting, innovative, musical hip-hop you’re going to find. Bravo, fellas.
And as an extra treat, here’s a track I was hooked on a year ago this weekend. A DJ doing a remix of my favorite band seems a fitting denouement to my 30 days of music.
The seed 3.0, Don Diablo and The Roots
So, the 30 days of music are a wrap. What now?
I’m still working out the details, but you can expect more music. Frequent posts. And even a bit of participation from all of you.
Stay tuned. Sorry for the extended absence.