THE ROOTS Instrumental Album (2000)

Instrumental Album (2000)
Unreleased, Stripped Down Roots

RE-UPPED There’s speculation that this was a 2000 vinyl promo or test pressing that was never released. Others just call it a bootleg. Either way, Instrumental Album is a cool, spacey, hip-hop drum ‘n whatever album from The Roots – featuring smokey samples, cool grooves & vinyl pops that, intentional or not, provide just the right underground blunt-party atmosphere. Basically… it’s merely beats colored with meandering keynotes, but somehow, in the right hands, it all makes sense. With The Roots now a part of Jimmy Fallon’s show, late night TV never had it so good.


Distortion to Static (Instrumental) (4:25)
What They Do (Instrumental) (5:58)
Proceed II (Instrumental) (5:48)
Concerto of the Desperado (Instrumental) (4:00)
Adrenaline (Instrumental) (4:29)
Clones (Instrumental) (5:04)
Da Lesson Part I (Instrumental) (5:13)
Section (Instrumental) (4:18)
Da Lesson Part III (Instrumental) (3:59)
U.N.I.verse At War (Instrumental) (4:47)
Respond-React (Instrumental) (5:11)
Sweetback (Au Natural) (Instrumental) (4:11)
Represent (Instrumental) (3:11)
Proceed Without a Pause (Instrumental) (4:03)
Distortion to Static (At Ease Remix) (Instrumental) (4:26)

 

8 Comments

  • 1
    Anonymous
    March 26, 2009 - 17:30 | Permalink

    Loving this funky strain Willard well found Sir

  • 2
    Capt. Willard
    March 26, 2009 - 17:43 | Permalink

    Yeah, it's Funky Instrumental Extended Mix Psychedelic Film Score Week at The Boat. Thanks.

  • 3
    Anonymous
    March 27, 2009 - 01:34 | Permalink

    Nice!

  • 4
    Art Ducko
    March 27, 2009 - 02:56 | Permalink

    Let's be blunt, it helps to be a little stunned (as they say at Pink's place) to appreciate the finer aspects of this musical melange. That being said, this shit rocks. Thanks again, Mr. W!

  • 5
    Anonymous
    March 28, 2009 - 13:19 | Permalink

    Sounds like a good way to get through another day at work. As always, you're the best. Thanks.

  • 6
    Obscure Reference
    August 5, 2009 - 23:25 | Permalink

    Very cool. Thanks for posting this.

  • 7
    Capt. Willard
    November 8, 2009 - 17:24 | Permalink

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    Anonymous
    January 10, 2011 - 23:57 | Permalink

    thanks for putting this up – like this band a lot, and knew nothing of this.

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