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The Roots New Album “Rising Down” Official Cover & Tracklisting

Rising Down will be the tenth album from Philadelphia-based hip-hop band The Roots. It is set to be released on Def Jam, their second with the label, following 2006’s Game Theory. The album’s title presumably comes from William T. Vollmann’s 2004 book Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on violence, freedom and urgent means.

The new album will feature guest appearances by Common, Talib Kweli, Peedi Crakk, Malik B., Dice Raw, Wale, Mos Def, Saigon and Styles P just to list a few. The album hits stores on April 29th through Def Jam Recordings. Check out the title track off the Rising Down featuring Mos Def, Styles P & Dice Raw.

Officia Tracklisting:
01. “The Pow Wow (Intro)”
02. “Rising Down” (featuring Mos Def, Styles P & Dice Raw)
03. “Get Busy” (featuring Dice Raw, Peedi Crakk & DJ Jazzy Jeff)
04. “@ 15”
05. “75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)” (featuring Tuba Gooding Jr.)
06. “Becoming Unwritten”
07. “Criminal” (featuring Truck North & Saigon)
08. “I Will Not Apologize” (featuring Porn, Dice Raw, & Talib Kweli)
09. “I Can’t Help It” (featuring Malik B & Porn)
10. “Singing Man” (featuring Porn & Truck North)
11. “Unwritten” (featuring Mercedes Martinez)
12. “Lost Desire” (featuring Malik B & Talib Kweli)
13. “The Show” (featuring Common)
14. “Rising Up” (featuring Wale & Chrisette Michelle)
15. “Birthday Girl” (featuring Patrick Stump)

Check out the title track “Rising Down”, clickn the lik below to download:
The Roots – Rising Down (feat. Mos Def, Styles P & Dice Raw)

March 15, 2008 - Posted by | News | , , , , , , ,


  1. the Roots cover art is fuckin sick. Looks like Kara Walker meets The Boondocks, fukcin awesome/yo

    Comment by jon jon | March 15, 2008 | Reply

  2. I have been followin the roots since 93′ with the very first album organix not 2 many people know bout that album the roots make classic hip hop albums every time I have been to 2 roots concerts and both blown my mind keep da live hip hop goin

    Comment by marlon | April 17, 2008 | Reply

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