In case you missed the news, the John Legend/The Roots tandem were big winners of three Grammy Awards at the 53rd event for having the Best Traditional R&B Vocals, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album in Wake Up! (available on iTunes now). But as you can see, it was more of a homogeneous mix of rhythmic blues than the jazzy Hip-Hop The Legendary Roots Crew have made their calling card.
Looking to fill the void of dense vocalization, Black Thought champions his talents on the official mixtape to paramount the award-winning album. More than a smattering of outtakes and aimless verses, the project’s fluid makeup along with the undeniable quality makes it a steal to be auctioned off for free.
Featuring the “Hard Times Remix” with dead prez and other original appearances from Rakim, Q-Tip and other legendary inclusions, J. Period’s affiliation alone warrants the time to add it to your digital collection.
Wake it up people!
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