Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz
Hell, the names of the songs alone-including "Ballin' On A Budget" and "Dime, Quarter"-indicate how anti-glitz, pro-gritz the Nappy Roots truly are. Sure, if W, C & G goes triple platinum and the group wins four awards at next year's Grammys, they'll be pleased. But if the things said on carefree, organ-driven tracks like "Sholiz," "Po Folks" and "Awnaw" are true, the fame won't change 'em one bit. And that's good to know seeing as though their down-home guitar plucks, easy-going flows and comical lyrics are some of the only things we have right now to counter all of the Courvoisier-sippin' and Escalade-drivin' mainstream hip hop has to offer.