Watermelon, Chicken, And Gritz
our score: 4.0 out of 5.0
first major release album Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz,
Nappy Roots serve up a plate of some southern hospitality and
originality. A mixture that has hints of Cash Money Millionaires,
Outkast and a little Goodie Mob for good measure, yet maintains
its own Kentucky-fried flavor.
of six members, Nappy Roots originaly had its start on the campus
of Western Kentucky U. And as their name implies, they're all
about sticking to their roots and not selling out on the latest
Hip-Hop fads. W,C&G is a peek into the hustlin', country-bred
lives of these six men.
to finish, Nappy Roots present an album that is down to Earth,
energetic, and as smooth as grits greased up in lard. W,C&G
hits all the basic urban subjects, hustlin', being broke, women,
weed, and rides, but definitely not in the same overused ways
that have gripped Hip-hop of late. Highlights
include the playful "Headz Up," the soulful "Po'
Folks," and the bouncy "Sholiz."
Chicken & Gritz paints a picture of optimism and contentness
that Nappy Roots find in their lives, even though it may sometimes
be a struggle. And they convey it well enough for the listener
to imagine being a part of it, while making it an enjoyable listen.
liked Watermelon, Chicken, And Gritz...
3. Set It Out
4. Country Boyz
5. Ballin' On A Budget
7. Headz Up
9. Po' Folks
10. Start It Over
11. Blowin' Trees
13. Life's A Bitch
14. My Ride
15. One Forty
16. Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny
17. Kentucky Mud
18. The Lounge
19. Ho Down
20. Headz Up