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Finally. After months of playing house band and backing guest performers on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Roots finally had their moment to shine, debuting the title track from their upcoming album, How I Got Over.
The song is a complete 180 from The Roots of Game Theory and Rising Down. “How I Got Over” is loose and funky, with Black Thought rapping AND singing (with some backup assistance by long-time Roots affiliate Dice Raw) over James Brown-esque guitars, organs and, most of all, horns.
The song is upbeat and celebratory, and if it’s any indication of the new album’s direction, we’re in for a treat.
How I Got Over is set to drop in October on Def Jam Records.
For past Roots performances on Fallon, make sure to check out All The Way Live. Props to 3030FM for the video.
[…] The upbeat title track, which piles on funky organs and guitar noodling, finds Black Thought and frequent collaborator Dice Raw singing –yes singing — about conquering the negativity of the streets. Similar positive vibes permeate through “Now or Never,” “Radio Daze,” and “The Day,” with a rotating cast of guest verses by Littler Brother’s Phonte, California rapper Blu, and Money Makin’ Jam Boyz MCs Truck North, P.O.R.N., and STS. […]