Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart

by The RootsThe Roots


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Like its literary namesake (the novel written by Nigerian Nobel Prize winner Chinua Achebe), Things Fall Apart examines the colonial mind-set as manifested in the modern African-American experience. With unfussy yet precise production, irresistible beats, and smooth rhymes (provided predominantly by lead MC Black Thought), the Roots stroll through the 'hood, pointing out paradoxes and political realities ("Act Won," "Double Trouble"), without losing sight of love ("You Got Me," featuring Erykah Badu), or missing an opportunity to party ("The Next Movement"). Few albums manage to simultaneously be this informative, political, and downright groovy. From "Step into the Realm" to the closing strains of "Return to Innocence Lost," the Roots never stray from their mission to enlighten as well as to entertain.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/1999
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811194826
catalogNumber: 11948

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roots   Primary Artist
D'Angelo   Keyboards
Marie Daulne   Background Vocals
Larry Gold   Viola
Bob Powers   Synthesizer
James Poyser   Keyboards
Erykah Badu   Background Vocals
Igor Szwec   Violin
Anthony Tidd   Guitar
Common   Vocals
Mos Def   Vocals
Scott Storch   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Kamal   Producer
Dave Ivory   Engineer
Derek Jackson   Executive Producer
Axel Niehaus   Engineer
James Poyser   Producer
Richard Nichols   Producer,Executive Producer
Ursula Rucker   Poetry
Chaos   Producer
Todd Fairall   Engineer
Gordon Rice   Engineer
Kenny J. Gravillis   Artwork
Francesca Spero   Executive Producer
?uestlove   Composer,Producer
Tariq Trotter   Composer,Producer
Blair Wells   Engineer
Melvin Lewis   Engineer
Russell A. Robinson   Artwork
Keith Cramer   Engineer
Jill Scott   Composer
Erik Steinert   Pro-Tools
Ahmir Thompson   Composer
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer,Engineer

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