The Roots

Illadelph Halflife

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For the Roots' second major-label album, the band apparently recognized the weaknesses of the debut, since there are several songs which provide more structure than previous jam-session efforts -- two even became R&B radio hits. But for all its successes, Illadelph Halflife mostly repeats the long-winded jams and loose improvisatory feel that characterized Do You Want More?!!!??!. And while these songs may sound great live (a field where the Roots excel over any other rap act), in a living-room setting listeners need hooks on which to focus.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
00:35 Spotify
2 05:07 Spotify
3 04:09 Spotify
4 01:25 Spotify
5 04:34 Spotify
6 05:56 Spotify
7 04:36 Spotify
8 05:57 Spotify
9 01:45 Spotify
10 03:38 Spotify
11 04:54 Spotify
12
feat: Common
04:56 Spotify
13 05:11 Spotify
14 00:50 Spotify
15 04:26 Spotify
16
feat: D'Angelo
05:20 Spotify
17
feat: Q-Tip
04:54 Spotify
18 05:40 Spotify
19 04:34 Spotify
20
00:16 Spotify
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