Illadelph Halflife "When rap music began, most people thought it was a fad," states the intro to illadelph halflife . On their innovative second album, the Roots… Illadelph Halflife "When rap music began, most people thought it was a fad," states the intro to illadelph halflife . On their innovative second album, the Roots… The Roots Hip-Hop/Rap
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illadelph halflife

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: The Roots; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

''When rap music began, most people thought it was a fad,'' states the intro to illadelph halflife. On their innovative second album, the Roots prove doubters wrong by flavoring street beats with bugged-out rhymes and jazzy live instrumentation. Not that they need the help, but with guests like Q-Tip, D'Angelo, and jazz diva Cassandra Wilson, the Roots will have ''fans listenin' from Michigan to Switzerland'' (''Respond React'') in no time. A-

Originally posted Sep 27, 1996 Published in issue #346 Sep 27, 1996 Order article reprints
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