How I Got Over 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… How I Got Over 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… 2010-06-22 The Roots Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

How I Got Over (2010)

The Roots | DOIN' IT AGAIN The Roots
DOIN' IT AGAIN The Roots
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 22, 2010; Lead Performance: The Roots; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

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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Originally posted Jun 16, 2010 Published in issue #1108 Jun 25, 2010 Order article reprints
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