3,556
 

Black Thought Says Danger Mouse Has Heard The Roots’ Long-Awaited New Album



ADVERTISEMENT
 
topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot 3X PLAT


most viewed right now
+31  77
114 replies  @wild'ish


section  x1   |  0 bx goons and 1 bystanders Share this on Twitter       Share this on Facebook

section hiphop
  
 1 month ago '18        #1
483 page views
20 comments


Eclectic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x168
avatar
Props total: 205645 205 K  Slaps total: 7684 7 K
Black Thought Says Danger Mouse Has Heard The Roots’ Long-Awaited New Album
 

 
image

"EXCLUSIVE – Black Thought and Danger Mouse just released their new collaborative album Cheat Codes, HipHopDX‘s best album of the year (so far).

During a recent Zoom interview, the seasoned MC-producer dream team discussed the project and other upcoming endeavors, including The Roots’ long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s … And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.

“The Roots album could be done whenever we need it to be,” Thought told DX. “We got enough songs, and I feel like it’s cohesive. It’s not like a, ‘We’re about to start,’ so it boils down to just that refinement, which songs are actually completed. We have hundreds of compositions, a couple hundred ideas, because it’s been a minute.”


Six years to be precise. Since releasing …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, Black Thought, drummer Questlove and the rest of The Roots transitioned from the house band for The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Black Thought, meanwhile, further established himself as a solo artist with the Streams of Thought series, and Questlove evolved into an Academy and Grammy Award-winning director for Summer of Soul (Or…When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) and became the face of Gold Peak Iced Tea. Needless to say, they’ve been busy — but miraculously still found time to sketch out an arsenal of music.

“Questlove will tell you, ‘Yeah, we got 300 songs done,’ but I think the term ‘done’ is being used very loosely,” Thought said. “But Brian [Danger Mouse] can attest. I played the album for Brian, and he’s heard it. That was an album that I played for you, right?”

Danger Mouse replied, “Yeah. There’s lot of stuff there. I’m not sure about finished. I don’t know myself.”

ig_rid=798f2e1e-e5ae-46a1-92e3-2c87d458c300
Questlove provided an update on the album as well in another interview with DX earlier this month. As he explained, there’s only a small break in his schedule that will allow him to finish it.

“Here’s the weird thing,” he said. “In a normal world, I would’ve done this film, it would’ve came out and I would’ve promoted it for maybe eight to 12 weeks. And then, once it’s done its thing, then it’s over. And of course, a funny thing happened was that Disney’s like, ‘Hey, this is Oscar caliber.’ And I’m like, ‘Huh? You sure?’

“And so, that part of my life, I didn’t plan. I mean, I’m glad it happened, but what it did do was it pushed our album back from happening. So right now, there is a very short window before I start my second movie.”

Questlove starts shooting the Sly Stone documentary in October, so the time is now. He continued, “We’re doing a bunch of dates right now. As soon as we get back from Japan in August, I’m just going to […] It took us two weeks to do Organix. It took us three months to do Do You Want More?!!?!

“We’ve been working on this album for six years, so I’ll say that we’re 60 percent done. And the fact that it still sounds good, even after six years of starting and stopping, that’s how timeless it is, and it’s a return to form.”

visit this link https://hiphopdx.com/news .. ited-new-album
@Two 40 Shorty @O1as @biscuit @ChampD1012 @NoLedge18720 @Redrum741 @BobbiHeadRagTopTone @Alessandro88 @GrgeClrk @Okka @dacoolestg @ThunnLanguage @Nahmeanuheard @Prodigital SC @BaseWhitaker @DeadleeThreat @Leatherfacefr @servesurite @problym_chyld04 @Badnewz100 @AndyMuller @MiNimE3 @Bklynzfinest @sauvies @NVious @NAKHI ALLAH @GorillaGlue @Real @jet fuel @D-Clutch @2MuchSauce @smokeytheblunt2 @P DRILLA @iamlegend24 @Captain Fresh @4evaabso @Cutty Olds @rello99 @PROV @jigga_benjamin @ol natl 44+ @BathWaterMelody @InfamousJ @Bill Wallace @SPdaGOAT @stealthm91 @consigliereA @Shhon @TrillestTalk404 @BangEm904 @OGpremo @victorious187 @Pretty @youngmic @Knowledgeable @Ron Swanson @Kyu @True School 2 @hardcore bastad @talkofny2k4 @WaveForLife2 @Avon_Barksdale @EastAfrican @MightyHealthy2 @Taree @Naga Sadow @drose1985 @Adwerdz @Dino87 @CRL @akverse47 @VicDutch @TheLuminousOne @Beach city @Pushin P @Jikkles @Gotti Pippen @Skilly713
+8   



best
worst
20 comments
 

 1 month ago '17        #2
THExTAKEOVER 
Props total: 29268 29 K  Slaps total: 2529 2 K
It breaks my heart....

To be completely transparent and honest.
It did absolutely nothing for me.

The beats danger mouse creates, the long drawn out jazz samples arent up to par to what black thoughts already been on. And none of the beats themselves was hitting in any way.

Blacktought himself sounded bored, or just in his lane as nothing production wise challeged him.

And to top it off, i dont think anyone there knew how to mix black thought right. Or most of the beats for that matter.

Listen to griselda or streams of thought. And notice the levels and clarity of the vocals/beats/overall that is not anywhere on this project.

I was heavily disappointed.. and i was waiting for this!
+3   

 1 month ago '09        #3
Knowledgeable  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
Props total: 30401 30 K  Slaps total: 2006 2 K
I can't wait to hear what the roots have in store...
+4   

 1 month ago '20        #4
$SweetDee  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
Props total: 25190 25 K  Slaps total: 3421 3 K
Its a Lot of dope new music out..


+7   

 1 month ago '18        #5
Eclectic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x168 OP
Props total: 205645 205 K  Slaps total: 7684 7 K
 THExTAKEOVER said
Blacktought himself sounded bored, or just in his lane as nothing production wise challeged him. !
Hmmm, whose production do you think challenges him ?
+4   

 1 month ago '15        #6
Hellmatic 
Props total: 63495 63 K  Slaps total: 5786 5 K
Well he's half of the team so I'm sure he heard everything
+1   

 1 month ago '15        #7
Hellmatic 
Props total: 63495 63 K  Slaps total: 5786 5 K
 Eclectic said
Hmmm, whose production do you think challenges him ?
Idk but danger mouse is dope. A lot of people don't know he did one of the themes for breaking bad

This sh*t fire


+3   

 1 month ago '15        #8
Hellmatic 
Props total: 63495 63 K  Slaps total: 5786 5 K
 THExTAKEOVER said
It breaks my heart....

To be completely transparent and honest.
It did absolutely nothing for me.

The beats danger mouse creates, the long drawn out jazz samples arent up to par to what black thoughts already been on. And none of the beats themselves was hitting in any way.

Blacktought himself sounded bored, or just in his lane as nothing production wise challeged him.

And to top it off, i dont think anyone there knew how to mix black thought right. Or most of the beats for that matter.

Listen to griselda or streams of thought. And notice the levels and clarity of the vocals/beats/overall that is not anywhere on this project.

I was heavily disappointed.. and i was waiting for this!
Damn I was expecting something like undun. They should do something like that, maybe with the main character in the afterlife or q zombie.
+2   

 1 month ago '19        #9
Dr Imhrat Khan 
Props total: 8296 8 K  Slaps total: 1367 1 K
 Eclectic said
Hmmm, whose production do you think challenges him ?
Might not like to hear it, but MBDTF Kanye could challenge him easy.
+2   

 1 month ago '16        #10
Auxthepro 
Props total: 800 800  Slaps total: 15 15
I wish Thought linked up with Bink!, Knxledge or even Alchemist. These are different zones that I think fit well with his voice and cadence when he’s not in his super bar mode. Imagine Thought on production like Santorini Greece, Billy Dee, Best One






+3   

 1 month ago '13        #11
CheebaHawk21  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
Props total: 33957 33 K  Slaps total: 3243 3 K
A sprinkle (at minimum) of the "Do You Want More?!?!?!" album would be perfect......... And I dont want a heavily R&B influenced album. I want a HIP-HOP album. Not holding my breath, but that's what I want. My bodies ready for a new Roots album.
+2   

 1 month ago '18        #12
Eclectic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x168 OP
Props total: 205645 205 K  Slaps total: 7684 7 K
 Auxthepro said
I wish Thought linked up with Bink!, Knxledge or even Alchemist.
ALC and BT would be dope!!!!
+3   

 1 month ago '17        #13
THExTAKEOVER 
Props total: 29268 29 K  Slaps total: 2529 2 K
 Hellmatic said
Damn I was expecting something like undun. They should do something like that, maybe with the main character in the afterlife or q zombie.
Thats an unfair comparison and the only reason i didn't include examples like undun was because its a roots peoject.

I cant compare roots to his solo endeavors.
+2   

 1 month ago '17        #14
THExTAKEOVER 
Props total: 29268 29 K  Slaps total: 2529 2 K
 Hellmatic said
Idk but danger mouse is dope. A lot of people don't know he did one of the themes for breaking bad

This sh*t fire


Im not taking anything away from danger at all. Because i fu*ked with him heavy when be did the broken bells project in 2009-2011. Its just the theme he came up for this project didnt work AT ALL. The flow of the album was even subpar.

The only thing that stood out was the one with conway, but that sounded more griselda-esh. So it was something we heard before...but i would excuse it if the whole album sounded like that track.

 1 month ago '10        #15
truerenegade62 
Props total: 1514 1 K  Slaps total: 106 106
I didn't particularly like the mixing of the songs on this album. BT doesn't release wack sh*t, so overall it's a solid project. But the mixing/mastering of the sound wasn't my favorite.
+2   

 1 month ago '18        #16
Eclectic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x168 OP
Props total: 205645 205 K  Slaps total: 7684 7 K
DM is a lucky muthfu*ka.
+1   

 1 month ago '17        #17
Sucka Repellent  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
Props total: 123156 123 K  Slaps total: 19310 19 K
y'all tweeking. danger mouse laced black thought....
i can't lie i was skeptical as a muthafu*ka but danger mouse came through.
+3   

 1 month ago '18        #18
Eclectic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x168 OP
Props total: 205645 205 K  Slaps total: 7684 7 K

+3   

 1 month ago '19        #19
Beach city  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
Props total: 77662 77 K  Slaps total: 1661 1 K
Wow going to be dope project!
+2   

 1 month ago '18        #20
Eclectic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x168 OP
Props total: 205645 205 K  Slaps total: 7684 7 K
 Beach city said
Wow going to be dope project!
I can't fu*kin' wait.
+1   

 1 month ago '05        #21
SeanP3688 
Props total: 4928 4 K  Slaps total: 439 439
 THExTAKEOVER said
It breaks my heart....

To be completely transparent and honest.
It did absolutely nothing for me.

The beats danger mouse creates, the long drawn out jazz samples arent up to par to what black thoughts already been on. And none of the beats themselves was hitting in any way.

Blacktought himself sounded bored, or just in his lane as nothing production wise challeged him.

And to top it off, i dont think anyone there knew how to mix black thought right. Or most of the beats for that matter.

Listen to griselda or streams of thought. And notice the levels and clarity of the vocals/beats/overall that is not anywhere on this project.

I was heavily disappointed.. and i was waiting for this!
Whaaaatttt are you serious right now?

Those beats are crazy as fu*k bruh lol


And the record was purposely mixed like that. Thought's vocals are usually on top of the beat but it was mixed together or sitting with the beat to give it an unplugged/live performance feel. It's even a slight echo on the verses to give it that feel... even the transitions of beats feels like you're watching him perform.


n*ggas wouldn't know art if it gave them a hand job on a Thursday morning.




Or I guess it just goes to show how subjective music can be. You don't seem to be an ignorant listener.



Sign me up
 
 

yesterday...


most viewed right now
+175online now  22
Video inside “LA k*lled more Rappers than any other city, I WILL NOT check in”
185 comments
1 day ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
online now  21
Video inside Will Young Americans Want to Work in Semiconductor Manufacturing?
40 comments
1 day ago
@tech
most viewed right now
online now  20
Video inside Dallas rapper BFG Straap shot & k*lled; shot 15 times in chest & face
229 comments
2 days ago
@hiphop
most viewed right now
+38online now  17
Video inside They Cloned Tyrone | Teaser Trailer | Netflix
29 comments
1 day ago
@movies
back to top
register register Follow BX @ Twitter search BX privacyprivacy