An Evening With The Roots
Good times with Pharcyde, Supernatural, Talib Kweli & The Roots at Webster Hall last night. Unintentional comedy everywhere, but good times nonetheless. Not a bad way to pop my hip-hop cherry.
I must admit I left a little early and missed some top-notch shit, including a rendition of Crazy with Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo, but The Roots put on a helluva show. If you're white and want to buy a $12, six-ounce cup of Hennessy and some green shit, sign up for free stuff from the cool people at Kool, and get free dogtags and Zippos with customized sayings, then The Roots are certainly for you. Go git 'em.
They're also a supremely talented band and put on quite a fun show from start to finish. ?uestlove is a monster on the drums, and one day when he and Trey play together (nearly confirmed by Roots Lover J-Cantor this weekend), it's gonna be a nice little gin party. Oh yeah, and their MC's name is Black Thought. I mean, that's just cool as hell. "Uh, Mr. Thought, can you sign my hat?"
Slack Pictures of the Day: Some more from Webster Hall -- The Marquee; This picture just seems racist...booty-shakin' girls with Kool ads behind her; Pharcyde opens the show... not well, but they played their hits (Yo Momma, Passin Me By, etc); Supernatural -- this guy literally asked for people to pass him shit to the front of the stage and he'd take it, rap about it (to show they weren't old raps), and pass em back -- he lit the show on fiya; Black Thought and ?uestlove; More Roots; Even more Roots; and Talib Kweli, who I thought sucked.
Slack Song of the Day: Obviously we'll stick with The Roots - check out their faux MySpace page here for some tracks off the new album.