Do You Want More?!!!??!
The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995)
I figured I would switch up the genres a bit around here and post some good hip hop. Now I know most hip hop/rap sucks, but this album is amazing. The Roots first came on the scene around 1993. I first heard them through a friend in Philadelphia who insisted that I drive up to see a live show. I ended up seeing them right when this album dropped in 1995. I had never seen a hip hop act use actual instruments on stage, let alone actually know how to play them well. Most songs on this album were recorded with a band, not a drum machine. They mix insightful intelligent lyrics with jazzy beats. The first words you hear on this album are "You are all about to witness some organic hip-hop jazz". Those words could not be more true. If you haven't heard this, download this now.