Gutted. Already said a few words from the hip hop thread, where there’s been some discussion/tributes. Gonna be spinning those first four albums and Game Theory on repeat tomorrow. 47 fucking hell. RIP.
47 ffs. Here I Come was my introduction to The Roots, what a shame.
Love the tracks with a couple of verses from both him and Black Thought, going back and forth. They had great chemistry.
‘Do You Want More?’ was the first album of theirs I got into. It’s so good. Really sad to hear the news. RIP.
RIP to a legendary mc
Do You Want More? -> Illadelph Halflife -> Things Fall Apart is such a great run of records, with each release getting stronger. Would maybe make them tighter --best part of 4 hours to get through the three of them – but so much brilliant material.
I’ve gone through all these this afternoon as well, I’ve always tended to go to Things Fall Apart and then that Phrenology - Game Theory - Rising Down run but fuck me those early records are so good eh. Organix seems to have disappeared from Spotify though which is a pain.
Properly sad though this, that Take It Personal episode for Black Thought had a fairly long interview in the middle which touched on some of the Malik B relationship. He speaks so highly of him as an MC, really sad loss.
Things Fall Apart is a fantastic record.
Amongst the very best albums of the nineties.
An all-timer. I love it so much.
Very sad. Didn’t love the first two records, but they really cracked it on Illadelph Halflife. I think it was the What They Do video that got me interested as it got played on The Box quite a lot.
Wasn’t ever a mega fan, so it’s only now that I’m reading up on Malik B and some of the issues he had and his reasons for leaving. Also - only just remembered that they lived in London for a while!