By Dionne Buxton
The Nappy Roots are back on the music scene with their album, Nappy Dot Org that hit record stores last week. The southern group hosted a well-attended listening party in Atlanta during this past years BET Hip Hop Award Show that was a major success, according to many of the event’s attendees.
With Outkast’s famed producers Organized Noize as the sole production unit on Nappy, the eleven track CD is full of country swag the Roots possessed in the past with hits such as “Awnaw” and the Anthony Hamilton featured record “Po’ Folks.”
The first single off the net disc “Hey Love” has a melodic feel mixed with their famous southern twang that is sure to get some radio traffic. The acclaimed song embodies the gangsta croon of the late great hook man Nate Dogg.
The tracks previewed during the listening session ranged from club anthems, including “Y’All Paty” and “When I Hear Music” to the conscious lyrics of “Legends Live On.” There is a little something for every taste on this CD, as the Root’s proclaimed at the session. “It’s about making feel-good music, for the common man” said the Nappy Roots.
For more on the Nappy Roots’ listening party in the A, check out our friends at allhiphop’s full story. Be sure to cop Nappy Dot Org in stores now.