Top Songs of ’09: The Roots – “How I Got Over”

 “How I Got Over”
The Roots

It wouldn’t be wrong to say The Roots are several of the most talented and forward-thinking musicians and songwriters in the industry today. It’s rare that I don’t absolutely love a Roots lead single, and “How I Got Over” isn’t any different. The immediate urgency of the opening percussion sets the tone for the rest of the song. When The Roots play, you feel it. When Black Thought spits, you feel it – and in the case of “How I Got Over”, when Black Thought sings, you feel it. While the theme of life in the streets isn’t something new, The Roots always bring their own perspective and flavor to the table – making even the most monotonous idea seem fresh and pertinent.

Missed a day? Check my previous picks for Top Songs of 2009:
Day 1 Day 2Day 3Day 4 – Day 5

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