Nappy Roots

Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Nappyness: In an economically recessed climate, Nappy Roots has joined the rest of the nation in trying to understand and work through financial and emotional struggles. No stranger to challenges, this five-man collective from Kentucky tackled their obstacles and, in the process, their self-proclaimed best and most honest work emerged --The Pursuit of Nappyness. In this sixth studio album, Nappy Roots examine our alienable rights, reason, and truth through lyrical originality and voyage. Since Nappy Roots entered the music scene in 1998, they have remained real, humble, talented guys with inherent, undeniable southern swagger. After the international success of Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall. It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last ten years. Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers. For most people, it is normal to only share intimate moments with friends, but for the members of Nappy, it is no different when in their living room, in the studio, or on stage as they possess the gift of honesty and deliver that message charismatically. That truthfulness is especially reflected in this compilation inspired and written for this moment in time. After dealing with their severed relationship with Atlantic Records, it was inevitable change was indeed about to come. This change came in the form of R. Prophet striking out on his own for his solo effort. Nappy Roots had no choice but to keep it moving and did so as smoothly as possible. As the saying goes, “the show must go on,” and so it has, obstacles included. With a heavy heart and no major label record deal, Nappy Roots knew they had to remain in pursuit of their destiny and, thus, Nappy Roots Entertainment Group was formed. The members of Nappy Rootswere facing foreclosures and a mountain of stress in the jobless economy, but still they remainedpositive and pushed on while never forgetting where they came from and what they had accomplished. With fans constantly communicating with the members online and at shows, the guys realized they weren’t the only ones having trouble. A weak man with no vision, no diligence behind the vision, and no faith behind the diligence would havegiven up, but Skinny Deville, Fishscales, Big V, B. Stille and Ron Clutch did, can, and will handle this and more, all in The Pursuit of Nappyness. To truly grasp the meaning of this pursuit, look forward to 4:20:10; through singles like “Fishbowl,”“Ride,” and standout tracks such as “Back Home,” “The People,” and “Be Alright,” friends and foes alike will experience the growth of Nappy Roots, and regardless if you were directly affected or not, there is no doubt you can’t appreciate and agree with the message Nappy Roots so beautifully conveys. With the bonus track for fan appreciation entitled “All for You,” it is concretely revealed why Nappy Roots still is relevant and that there will be continued longevity for this group. So, sit back, relax, and grab your papers because Nappy Roots definitely give you something to thinkabout while they take you on their journey to “The Pursuit of Nappyness.”

Discography

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Members

  • Skinny
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  • Fish Scales
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  • Big V
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  • B-Stille
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  • Clutch
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Audio

Po' FolksWatermelon, Chicken & GritzPlay →
Country BoyzWatermelon, Chicken & GritzPlay →
Leave This Morning (featuring Raphael Saadiq)Wooden LeatherPlay →
Sick & TiredWooden LeatherPlay →
Nappy Roots DayWooden LeatherPlay →
Hey Love ft. Samuel ChristianHey Love (Single)Play →

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