Simon Vozick-Levinson
June 16, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

How I Got Over

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A-

Has working for Jimmy Fallon dulled the Roots’ edge? Not a bit. The venerable hip-hop band’s first effort since joining NBC’s late-night lineup delivers all the funk/soul/jazz vibes fans have come to expect. Plus it features their most successful forays yet into the world of indie rock — not least the plaintive Monsters of Folk collab ”Dear God 2.0.” A?

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