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VOL № RH046 — June 2021

Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz

Nappy Roots
Why you'll love it...

‘’In spite of systemic challenges, there is some glory in Nappy Roots’ humble lot—at least, as they depict it. Anthems like ‘’Country Boyz,'' the down and dirty ‘’Slums,'' and ‘’Kentucky Mud'' show a kind of refreshing solidarity with people who might not have ever heard themselves in hip-hop before. That was the Nappy movement, as its creators saw it: finding the joy and beauty, where one could, in an unfair system instead of trying to cover it up. Taking qualities and status perceived as undesirable—''nappiness,'' rural living, being part of the working poor—and finding within them a sense of community and appeal without masking all the things that make them so awful. 

As a new recession hit and the U.S. slid into yet another war, ‘’Po’ Folks'' reached #21 on the Hot 100...

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Warner Music
Original Release Year
Release Type
2 lp
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
Foil Stamped
Kentucky Mud
Direct-To-Board; Widespine
Pressing Location
GZ Vinyl
Listening Notes Booklet by Natalie Weiner
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