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05.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
  After the one-two punch of Al Green's solid comeback albums I Can't Stop and Everything's OK, I set my expectations a touch too high for Lay It Down, Green's much-hyped album with the visionary Roots drummer ?uestlove and a host of respectable, younger neo-soul ambassadors. The pairings and pre-press suggested an aggressive, ambitious album, which Lay It Down is most certainly not the mood here...
04.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Here�s how The Roots� latest album could have sounded: Yes, that song, �Birthday Girl,� featuring Fall Out Boy�s Patrick Stump, was actually intended to be their latest album�s first single. Wisely, it was cut from the album all together. But here�s a song that did make Rising Down's cut: I�d love to be a fly in the wall during the marketing sessions for this album...
02.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
�and here I was thinking Nas� album would be the most controversial release of the year. In The Roots' amazing/frightening new video for �75 Bars,� Black Thought drops more N-bombs than a Quentin Tarantino film as the band brutally beats a kidnapped white man, dousing him in gasoline and lighting a match. Who is this anonymous victim? We�re never told, but judging from the horror on his ...

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