The Roots ‘Illadelph Halflife’ 20th Anniversary

Release date: 24th September 1996

Label: Geffen
Producers: The Grand Negaz, Kelo, Questlove

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Illadelph Halflife is the third studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released September 24, 1996 on Geffen Records. It features a tougher and broader sound than their previous album, Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995). The album also contains integration of programmed drums and guest contributions by R&B musicians such as Amel Larrieux and D’Angelo, as well as jazz musicians such as David Murray, Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Graham Haynes. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. In 2006, the album was selected as one of Hip-Hop Connection’s 100 Best Rap Albums from 1995 to 2005.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #17 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1996.
- The track ‘Section’ appears on our Classic Material 1996 mixtape.

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