New York Magazine
Date: 2010-05-24
Author: Amos Barshad

Article Mentions
Author, Amos Barshad
Mentioned, Black Thought
Mentioned, Joanna Newsom
Mentioned, Jim James
Mentioned, The Roots
When the Roots announced last month that indie-rock unimpeachables Joanna Newsom and Jim James would be appearing on their new album How I Got Over, music nerds got all hot and bothered dreaming up the strange twists and turns the collabos could take. Turns out, that was a waste of time! At least for the Jim James appearance on Dear God 2.0 (How I Got Over), which was released earlier today the Roots went in the most obvious possible direction: sampling James's voice for the chorus (from the Monsters of Folk song Dear God) and having Black Thought rap during the verses. Piling on to the general shortage of inventiveness? That its the same tactic employed on the Roots' biggest radio hit to date, The Seed 2.0 (which took over Cody Chesnutts...(read more)
... When the Roots announced last month that indie-rock unimpeachables Joanna Newsom and Jim James would be appearing on their new album How I Got Over, music nerds got all hot and bothered dreaming up the strange twists and turns the collabos could take ...
... rap during the verses. Piling on to the general shortage of inventiveness? That its the same tactic employed on the Roots' biggest radio hit to date, The Seed 2.0 (which took over Cody Chesnutts original) down to the numerical formatting. That doesn ...


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