Where Have The Nappy Roots Been?

posted May 02, 2008 11:28:52 AM CDT | 10 comments

If you look closer to the south's recent history, youll remember that the content wasnt always about slangin white and toting glocks.

Case in point; The Nappy Roots. After putting out two solid albums, theyre ready to bring out the best of the South once more with their third studio effort.

Their first album as an independent, The Humdinger has had its share of delays (with their last album coming out in 2003). To keep their fans attentive, they released an internet-only album last year which solidified their presence on the net. Its been a plan from day one: how we was gonna work the Internet and how we was gonna work the mass media and all the other sorts of outlets, but far as the internet, we have a hookup in various places with a lot of people that support the movement -- the good music movement. You know what Im saying, and Nappy Roots, we are proud affiliates of that, the Nappy Roots told DubCnn.com recently.

Though they are still tweaking the release date of The Humdinger, Skinny Deville stated late summer works best for them. At this time, we gonna call it summer, early August (laughing). I could throw a date of 05 [August 5th 2008] out there if you wanna hold on to something, but right now the date is August. The schedule is set and everything is working how its supposed to be. Sometimes these things, they take time and it aint that were not ready -- I dont think everybody as a whole will be ready for the music we trying to bring to the game. It aint what youd expect to hear from Nappy Roots at this point, but its everything that you thought Nappy Roots would be. Thats what I say The Humdinger is -- it aint what you expect, but its everything you thought it would be.

After explaining collaborations with Kanye West and Dave Matthews, the Nappy Roots bathed in their own glory of having a calendar day named after them in their home state of Kentucky. You get that by putting Kentucky on the map. Thats it We did a lot of big things and every time we got in front or the camera or got an opportunity to say things, we always shouted out where we were from. And people that was where we were from saw that and they seen it and we just did it so much and brought so much attention back to Kentucky, just in regards to hip-hop alone that they were like you know what, these dudes, they deserve it, they were everywhere and everybody knew that these dudes represented Kentucky in the best possible way.

The Humdinger is set to be released in August through Nappy Roots Entertainment.

Reported By Edwin Ortiz

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