• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2009
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. The unsurprisingly inconsistent R.O.O.T.S. is hip-hop like Nas never happened, a flash or fodder album owing more to Lady GaGa than to Public Enemy.
  2. The problem is that he shows no growth--besides realizing, along with his producers, that if you throw every hook known to man into the pop ocean, you are bound to catch something.
  3. His genius lies in pitching his records just right: he injects these songs with enough grit to interest hip-hop fans, without scaring the pop audiences his catchy hooks are designed to ensnare. It's ruthlessly effective, though difficult to love.
  4. Not once does Flo Rida overpower his reference points, making him a rarity: an entertainer wholly without ego, a phantom presence on his own songs.
  5. As fun as R.O.O.T.S. may be for a short while, artistically, this album is almost without merit, with pointless lyrics and over-sampling.
  6. R.O.O.T.S. is so crushingly flat that it should waft between the cracks unnoticed.
User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 41
  2. Negative: 23 out of 41
  1. May 10, 2016
    1
    i remember when this album first came out. not many songs caught my ear. seems the guests do better than the main guys album. the fact thisi remember when this album first came out. not many songs caught my ear. seems the guests do better than the main guys album. the fact this album is the score it is from critics is surprising. thought they were gonna diss this one out. very poor album. seems more pop than hip hop Full Review »
  2. Sep 10, 2015
    1
    A 62? Are you kidding me? This album gets a bigger score than Eminem's Relapse?A 62? Are you kidding me? This album gets a bigger score than Eminem's Relapse? Give me a break. Full Review »
  3. DonnaG
    May 27, 2009
    10
    It's really good catchy songs, interesting lyrics. definitely buying it.