Posted by: thecyberkrib | May 2, 2008

The Roots “Grand Return” feat. Dice Raw and Wahud Ahmad (unreleased)

The Roots

The Roots Rising Down was released last Tuesday, and while there’s been some talk by ?uestlove voicing his disappointment in the attention given to the album by Def Jam and L.A. Reid, there has been favourable feedback among hip hop fans about the new record.

?uest states of L.A. Reid:

“He has no idea that ‘Birthday Girl’ isn’t even on the album,” Thompson says. “They don’t know we shot the ‘Rising Down’ video. They just know they approved an (electronic press kit) budget.”
from Reuters

However, in a recent interview with video/audio/interview website ?uest looks at the other side of the major label system.

“My survival depends on us being on a major label and receiving major label funding. ‘Cause even in this sort of low-level room that we’re in, you still need somewhere between half-a-million to a million dollars to even do low-level work, for promotion, for recording, you know there’s a lot of people on this record. We still need funding. It’s not like the “friends and family discount” is in effect.”

Either way, we’ve got a track that didn’t make the North American release of Rising Down, and I’m diggin’ it.

The Roots “Grand Return” feat. Dice Raw and Wahud Ahmad

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