Illadelph Halflife

Illadelph Halflife

by The Roots


View All Available Formats & Editions
14 New & Used Starting at $1.99


For the Roots' second major-label album, the band apparently recognized the weaknesses of the debut, since there are several songs which provide more structure than previous jam-session efforts -- two even became R&B radio hits. But for all its successes, Illadelph Halflife mostly repeats the long-winded jams and loose improvisatory feel that characterized Do You Want More?!!!??!. And while these songs may sound great live (a field where the Roots excel over any other rap act), in a living-room setting listeners need hooks on which to focus.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/1996
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642497227
catalogNumber: 24972

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roots   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Steve Coleman   Saxophone
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals
Graham Haynes   Trumpet
Kamal   Piano,sleigh bells
Julia Haines   Harp
Chuck D   Voices
D'Angelo   Organ,Guitar,Vocals,fender rhodes
Angela Slates   Vocals
Josh Roseman   Trombone
Raphael Saadiq   Bass,Background Vocals
Amel Larrieux   Voices
Ursula Rucker   Voices
Cat Heads   Voices
Brother Question   Drums,Keyboards,Voices
Rahzel   Vocals,Vocal Horns
Black Thought   Vocals
?uestlove   Drums,Keyboards,Kalimba
Joe Young   Voices
Hub   Bass,Cello
Harry Allen   Voices
Cornel West   Voices
Wendy Goldstein   Voices
Scott Storch   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Lee Andrews   Contributor
Mel Lewis   Engineer
David Murray   Contributor
Lawrence Abrams   Producer
Jerry Brown   Engineer
Dave Ivory   Engineer
L.A. Jae   Producer
Q-Tip   Contributor
Steve Rowland   Producer
Chris Trevett   Engineer
Kenyatta Kelo Williams   Producer
David Dashinger   Engineer
Richard Nichols   Executive Producer
Spanky   Contributor
Raphael Saadiq   Producer
Bahamadia   Contributor
Slim Kid 3   Producer
Malik B.   Contributor
Chaos   Producer
Brother Question   Producer
Julius L. Niskey   Artwork,Art Direction
Grand Negaz   Producer
Hans Gutknecht   Engineer
Gordon Rice   Engineer
Ummah   Producer
Rahzel   Producer
Black Thought   Producer,Contributor
Common   Contributor
Vince Kershner   Engineer
?uestlove   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Emily-Kate Berger   Artwork
Dice Raw   Contributor
Paul Smith   Engineer
M-ill-itant   Contributor
M.A.R.S.   Contributor
Scratch   Producer
Scott Storch   Composer

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Illadelph Halflife 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this album to anyone that has a passion for REAL hip hop music! The roots laid this album down! From start to finish, every track is outstanding!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Roots continue to put it down on their third album. This album is deep and like Black Thought says if you ears hurt you shouldn't listen. Whoever wrote that review doesn't know hip hop. This album is thorougly consistent from start to finish. Much respect to the Legendary Roots Crew.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was going to recommend some tracks to peep but I had to stop because there are so many! This is a really great album! The Roots are in a class by themselves and you see them perhaps in their finest form(check the live album because they run neck and neck). The guest appearences by Common, Bahamadia, Raphael Saddiq, D'Angelo and Amel Larriuex just set this album off even more. Black Thought and Malik B. as well as the band itself reach another level. Once again this IS hip hop in it's finest form.