Editors' Notes The Roots’ second album—their major-label debut—established the Philly group as serious contenders among the cresting wave of jazz-rap innovators, drifting from abstract jam sessions into effortlessly elegant rhymes. Black Thought shapes his bars around bebop rhythms and live brass on “Datskat”, and beatbox freestyles weave into jazz improvisation on “Essaywhuman?!!!??!” But Black Thought and Malik B prove their lyrical prowess on “Mellow My Man”—laidback storytelling boom bap that bobs and weaves with effortless swagger.

SONG
Intro / There's Something Goin' On
1
1:19
 
Proceed
2
4:35
 
Distortion to Static
3
4:18
 
Mellow My Man
4
4:41
 
I Remain Calm
5
4:07
 
Datskat
6
3:40
 
Lazy Afternoon
7
5:06
 
? vs. Rahzel
8
3:17
 
Do You Want More?!!!??!
9
3:21
 
What Goes On, Pt. 7
10
5:32
 
Essaywhuman?!!!??!
11
4:59
 
Swept Away
12
3:50
 
You Ain't Fly
13
4:43
 
Silent Treatment
14
6:52
 
The Lesson, Pt. 1
15
5:12
 
The Unlocking
16
8:12
 

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