I’m really digging the new Roots album. As ever with their albums, there are one or two immediately appealing songs, then a couple that creep up on you the more you listen to them. This is a hip-hop band with 8 studio albums, each one pretty unique and innovative. In many ways they have transcended hip-hop, or perhaps more accurately never fully fit in the ‘genre’. At any rate, I’m looking forward to seeing them next month at the Paramount in Oakland, and digging deeper into this latest release.

Here’s the track that’s getting heavy rotation at home and on my decks.

Update 2008-06-09: This track is no longer available to embed on a website, so I’ve removed the player…