Everybody has a lil’ Captain in them, PAUSE. The Legendary Roots Crew recently took on the task for remixing (in other words) reformulating the theme song to Captain Morgan’s “To Life, Love and Loot” campaign and they tackle the assignment with the same intensity that occurs when the famed spiced rum hits the bloodstream.
The record comes off as the best Lenny Kravitz song he never did, exercising the joints to their rock sensibilities that rarely get used outside of live performance. Brother ?uestlove offered a bit of insight behind the drunk Captain’s new anthem.
“They gave us free reign to experiment,” ?uestlove tells SPIN of the track, which was recorded at Manhattan’s Quad Studios. “We scaled the group down to half — it was just drums, guitar, and tuba. The extra surprise is that Tariq [“Black Thought” Trotter] is actually singing on the song.”
“To Life…” won’t appear on the forthcoming undun but fans can take comfort that they’re definitely in music-making mode. Lift your glass to them!
Download – The Roots – “To Life, Love & Loot”