- Summary: Whereas its predecessor (2002's acclaimed 'Phrenology') clocked in at 79 minutes, 'The Tipping Point' is a concise 45-minute listen, featuring guests Devin The Dude, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Jean Grae and Television's Dave Chappelle.
- Record Label: Geffen
- Genre(s): Rap
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Despite their reputation for distinctiveness parts of 'The Tipping Point' feel distinctly under par by the Roots own high standards suggesting that the departures of MC Malik B (Slacks) and human beatboxers Scratch and Rahzel have, in some ways, led to a successive narrowing down of the range of the Roots' previously loose and eclectic sound.
amberlynnSep 16, 2006this album goes everywhere with me and everyone loves it!!!!!!!
undipsutedsixtysecondassasinOct 11, 2004hot original style hip hop
beerburpJul 16, 2004The Roots always grab you and shake all that phony bling-bling rap crap out of your head and forces you to remember hip hop's true raw form. The Tipping Point is no different. Banging homie! Don't sleep.… Expand
djimaoJul 15, 2004A decent CD, not as good as the previous one and Things... but still flashes among the mainstream rappers.
T.E.WaltonFeb 9, 2005Not their best, but a solid, accessible effort. The only real dog is the stiff "Guns Are Drawn," which just doesn't work for me, just as the corny Chuck Berry-ish "The Seed 2.0 " sucked big-time to my ears. BTW I think "Illadelph Halflife" is their weakest album, save "What They Do." But maybe that's just me. They always kill LIVE tho'.… Collapse
VincH.Jul 23, 2004Either most of the fans here calling this a great album have either A) never heard any Roots albums or B) have heard very few albums this year. This is certainly their weakest yet, which hurts me to say after the knockout 3-run punch of "Illdelph Halflife", "Things Fall Apart & Phrenology...all of which are classic albums in their own right. The beats here are mostly average save for a couple standouts (Stay Cool being the best) and there is none of the great trademarks of their ealier masterpieces like the musical-poety interludes or the more natural organic jam-groove sound of their best work. The production sounds very commercial and mainstream. Still better than most other hip hop albums out there though.… Expand
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