Tonight, Philadelphia hip-hop band the Roots is playing at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's. I really, really wanted to get a preview in print, but it just wasn't in the cards. Instead, I give you a great write-up by the music editor at sister paper the Dallas Observer.
And the YT of my favorite Roots song:
I love that mumbled bit Black Thought does in the chorus. Wikipedia says:
The mumbling for the chorus in "Don't Say Nuthin" is said to say this, "When the saint on the ground with his nine on the line, with the niggas who grind with King Kong hittin' Thai-land. Give it here, and don't say nuthin', just give it here, give it here and don't say nuthin'... When the team on the set when the guns gone clap, gettin' down on everything,mmm, cut the check. Give it here, give it here and don't say nuthin',."
Damn, now I want to go to this show.