The Roots’ ‘How I Got Over’

The Roots’ ‘How I Got Over’ is their ninth studio album released on June 22, 2010 by Def Jam.

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Track Listing : 1.A Peace Of Light (Ahmir Thompson, Ray Angry) – 01:50 . 2.Walk Alone (Tariq Trotter, Jamal Miller, Greg Spearman, Karl Jenkins, Jeremy Grenhart, Rick Friedrich) – 03:54 . 3.Dear God 2.0 (Tariq Trotter, Ahmir Thompson, Pedro Martinez, Richard Nichols, Jim James) – 03:51 . 4.Radio Daze (Tariq Trotter, Johnson Barnes, Greg Spearman, Karl Jenkins, Jeremy Grenhart, Rick Friedrich) – 04:16 . 5.Now Or Never (Tariq Trotter, Phonte Coleman, Jeremy Grenhart, Karl Jenkins) – 04:34 . 6.How I Got Over (Tariq Trotter, Karl Jenkins, Jeremy Grenhart, Rick Friedrich) – 03:33 . 7.Dillatude: The Flight Of Titus(Ahmir Thompson, Ray Angry) – 0:42 . 8.The Day (Tariq Trotter, Ahmir Thompson, Coleman, Barnes, Karl Jenkins, Katrin Newman, James Poyser, Kirk Douglas, James Gray, Owen Biddle, Franklin Walker, Damon Bryson) – 03:44 . 9.Right On (Tariq Trotter, Ahmir Thompson, Don Carlos Price, Joanna Newsom, Delon Lawrence) – 03:36 . 10.Doin’ It Again(Tariq Trotter, Ahmir Thompson, John Stephens) – 02:23 . 11.The Fire (Tariq Trotter, Ahmir Thompson, Rick Friedrich, Karl Jenkins) – 03:41 . 12.Tunnel Vision (Ahmir Thompson, Ray Angry) – 0:40 . 13.Web 20/20 (Tariq Trotter, Ahmir Thompson, Pedro Zayas, Jamal Miller) – 02:46 . 14.Hustla (Tariq Trotter, Ahmir Thompson, Don Carlos Price, Thomas Pentz) – 02:56

Musicians : Tariq Trotter A.K.A. Black Thought – Vocals . Ahmir Thompson A.K.A. Questlove – Drums . Amber Coffman – Vocals On (1) . Angel Deradoorian – Vocals On (1) . Haley Dekle – Vocals On (1) . Truck North – Vocals On (2 – 13) . P.O.R.N. – Vocals On (2 – 4) . Dice Raw – Vocals On (2 – 4 – 5 – 6) . Monsters Of Folk – Vocals On (3) . Blu – Vocals On (4 – 8) . Phonte – Vocals On (5 – 8) . Patty Crash – Vocals On (8) . Joanna Newsom – Vocals On (9) . Sts – Vocals On (9 – 14) . John Legend – Vocals On (11) . Peedi Peedi – Vocals On (13) . Joanna Newsom – Vocals On (9) . Larry Gold – Cello . Kamal Gray – Keyboards . Pedro Martinez – Keyboards, Producer . Jim James – Vocals On (3) . Mercedes “Ooh Girl” Martinez – Vocals

Production : Produced By Alectrick.Kom, Ray Angry, Rich Friedrich, Jeremy Grenhart, Thomas “Diplo” Pentz, Richard Nichols, The Sandwich Committee, ?Uestlove, Karl “Dice Raw” Jenkins . Delon Lawrence – Engineer . Montez Roberts – Engineer . Chris Soper – Engineer . Jason Goldstein – Engineer, Mixing . Steve Mandel – Engineer, Mixing . Jon Smeltz – Engineer, Mixing . Rick Friedrich – Engineer . Nick Banns – Engineer . Amber Coffman – Assistant Engineer . Haley Dekle – Assistant Engineer . Angel Deradoorian – Assistant Engineer

Package : Kenny J. Gravillis – Art Direction . Todd Russell – Art Direction . Richard Nichols – Art Direction . Gary Burden – Art Direction . Tim Considine – Cover Photography

Recorded 2009 – 2010 At A House Called Quest, Fruity Loops, The Boom Room, The Studio; Philadelphia, Msr Studios, New York City.

Released On June 22, 2010 By Def Jam.

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BBC
Here, while socially conscious rhymes are the order of the day, it’s impossible not to be reminded of Mayfield’s Superfly soundtrack. […]

Pitchfork
And that’s the compelling thing about the Roots on this album: They’re not afraid to show humility and frustration when confronted with struggle, operating on the same level of humanity as the people who listen to it. […]

RateYourMusic
I’m going to start this review with my negative comments on it. Well, I actually only have one negative comment, which is that the last two songs don’t belong there. They’re good, but they don’t fit in with the other songs and they’re the two worst songs. […]

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