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How I Got Over is the ninth studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released June 22, 2010 on Def Jam Recordings. Production for the album was primarily handled by band members Black Thought, Questlove, Dice Raw, and Rick Friedrich during 2008 to 2009. It contains a subtle, somber sound and features lyrics concerning themes of existentialism, perseverance, and modern society. A hip hop album, its music draws on indie rock, soul, funk, gospel, and neo soul styles… read more



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  • Avatar for Sele_Na
    Every song on this album is perfection.
  • Avatar for yohosse
    why does this only have 371 listeners??
  • Avatar for tresfoufou
    The whole album is beastly…Are The Roots the greatest or what?
  • Avatar for DickBigems
    Strong album. Better than The Tipping Point, Organix, and Rising Down in my opinion. Perhaps even Phrenology.
  • Avatar for DickBigems
    The last two tracks have pretty sick beats. Granted, the lyrics don't fit the album, but still. [2]
  • Avatar for fuzzbunga
    Agreed D-Fyz, Roots make GREAT albums, full stop!!
  • Avatar for D-Fyz
    WTF are some people here talking about?roots haven't "worst" albums, all their works are great, just different.
  • Avatar for PubliKEnemy08
    One of their deepest albums to date.
  • Avatar for metalhybrid
    My fav Roots album, deep and beautiful. (3)
  • Avatar for tyrealg
    vv wut??? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?

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