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The worst part about posting tracks from a major upcoming project is not having to spoil the surprise by listening to them pre-release date, but having to post 1001 different manifestations of the same damn song. The progression from radio rips and snippets to CDQ versions is obviously part of the big plan: you can increase the time your name spends at the top of a major site by having each song posted about 3 times each. The tough thing about leaks for an artist is that you can embrace them and ride the publicity wave at the cost of more potential bootleggers, or you can crack down on them at the cost of not having much to keep the public’s attention during the lead-up to a major release. This version of “Shut It Down” comes equipped with some mellow, slow-tempo spitting from Jimmy, which is a forte of his. I’m still not feeling the autotuning, but it is what it is.
With TML dropping on the 15th, How I Got Over on the 22nd, June is shaping up to be a fine month for albums. And with Eminem, Blu, Shad, Lupe and others all planning to release albums by year’s end, if you don’t cop at least one CD this year, then there is definitely something wrong with you. After the break are the tracklistings for both albums, with features stated. I’m probably not the only one who feels a bit disappointed that How I Got Over will only be 9 tracks long, but anything new from the house of ?uest and Thought is alright with me. EDIT: ?uestlove cleared things up and said that this will actually be The Roots’ 11th album, and as such there will be 11 tracks (tracklist updated after the jump). Technically, this will be the 9th album from the Legendary Roots Crew to feature new material, but when you count their ’99 live CD and their 2-volume compilation set, then How I Got Over would indeed be number eleven.
Also after the jump, grab Drake’s “9 AM In Dallas”, which he wrote today at, well, 9 AM in Dallas. I don’t feel like writing another Drake post, which is why I’m just shoving it into this post. Jimmy shut it down on this one, so check it out.