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The RootsThe Tipping Point

Label:Geffen Records – 0602498624166, Okayplayer Records – 0602498624166
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Conscious, Jazzy Hip-Hop

Tracklist

Side 21 (Tracks 103 To 106)
A1Star
Performer ["Everybody Is A Star" Sample]Sly And The Family Stone*
Written-ByThompson*, Gray*, Hubbard*, Stewart*, Trotter*
Written-By ["Everybody Is A Star" Sample]Sylvester Stewart
A2I Don't Care
A3Don't Say Nuthin'
ProducerScott Storch
Written-ByStorch*, Trotter*
A4Guns Are Drawn
Side 22 (Tracks 107 To 109)
B1Stay Cool
Performer ["Harlem Hendo" Sample]Al Hirt
Written-ByJenkins*, Lewis*, Griffin*, Trotter*, Paterno*
Written-By ["Harlem Hendo" Sample]Paul Griffin, Yolanda Paterno
B2Web
ProducerRobert "LB" Dorsey
Written-ByThompson*, Hubbard*, Dorsey*, Trotter*
B3Boom!
Written-By ["Poison" Resung Elements]Marlon Williams, Nathaniel Wilson
Written-By ["Wrath Of Kane" Resung Elements]Antonio Hardy, Marlon Williams
Side 23 (Tracks 110 To 112)
C1Somebody's Gotta Do It
ProducerTahir
Written-ByThompson*, Carson*, Gray*, Jenkins*, Douglas*, Hubbard*, Trotter*, Ibrahim*
C2Duck Down!
ProducerScott Storch
Written-ByRoberts*, Storch*, Trotter*
C3Why (What's Goin On?)
ProducerZoukhan*
Written-ByThompson*, Williams*, Gray*, Douglas*, Hubbard*, Trotter*, Bey*
C4In Love with the Mic
Side 24 (Track 113)
D1Melting Pot
D2Din Da Da
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Credits

Notes

The Jam Session Bench Warmers (illadelponics): Asam Blackstone, Kirk Douglass, Omar Edwards, Kevin Hanson, Martin Luther, Anthony Tidd, Frank "Knuckles" Walker.

"Star" contains samples of the composition "Everybody Is A Star" by Sly and The Family Stone written by Sylvester Stewart.

"Stay Cool" contains samples of the composition "Harlem Hendo" written by Paul Griffin and Yolanda Paterno. Performed by Al Hirt.

"Boom!" contains resung elements from the composition "Poison" written by Nathaniel Wilson and Marlon Williams. Also contains resung elements from the composition "Wrath Of Kane" written by Antonio Hardy and Marlon Williams.

C4 is not listed on release.
D1 is not listed on release. Available only on UK & Japanese CDs and vinyl pressings. It's a cover of a Booker T. & The M.G.'s song.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 02498 62416 6
  • Barcode (String): 602498624166
  • Label Code: LC 07266
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): B405687-01 A1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): B405687-01 B1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped): B405687-02 C1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped): B405687-02 D1 MK
  • Rights Society: SABAM/MCPS

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The Tipping Point (CD, Album)Geffen Records, Geffen Records9863067, 986 306-7UK2004
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The Tipping Point (2×LP, Album)Geffen RecordsB0002573-01US2004
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The Tipping Point (2×LP, Album)Geffen Records986 241-6Europe2004
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The Tipping Point (CD, Album)Geffen Records, Geffen Records0602498323763, 0602498623763Europe2004
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The Tipping Point (CD, Album)Geffen RecordsUICF-1023Japan2004

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  • MANuckles's avatar
    MANuckles
    Okay Player is releasing and 15th Anniversary copy out with 2LPs black vinyl or gold translucent vinyl this year!!! I preordered my copy. There will only be 500 copies of the gold translucent vinyl.
    • Funky-Child's avatar
      Funky-Child
      C4 track is "In Love With The Mic"
      D1 track is "Melting Pot"

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