During a forty minute road trip, I was calling all of my friends and repeating that same sentence. In the day or so since then, I’ve come back to earthâ€¦but dammit this song is definitely worth some hyperbole.
The trio of Chrisette Michelle, Black Thought and Wale blend perfectly. Black gives his standard good to great verses with a catchy refrain and a nod to the forefathers of Go-Go (â€˜I’ll show you where my Rare Essence is at”).
Anyone who has ever been to a Roots show has been familiar with their radio mash-up segment in which they go give a few big singles the acoustic treatment. Well, “Rising Up” allows the group to give the Go-Go tradition their own twist and hotdamn ?uest straight turned the genre on its head. These are the sickest drums you will hear on a song anytime soon. He adds some double-time drums to the standard Go-Go beat, making some seemingly impossible drum rolls throughout (just check the drum roll at the beginning of the final hook).
I have no clue why I haven’t heard this song on the radio yet.
“Good rappers ain’t eatin, they Olson twinninâ€¦”
Previously Posted — The Roots Feat. Wale and Chrisette Michele – “Rising Up” Video