Long-time readers of The Lost Tapes know very well what a huge admirer I am of both Philly's finest The Roots and super underrated Detroit alumni Karriem Riggins (click on "The Intersection" to check out my recent compilation career overview of the highly skilled musician's production). Earlier this year The Roots, the most broad minded collective in hip-hop, released the full-length collaboration with great musical punk rock pioneer / singer/songwriter Elvis Costello. While the album was The Roots least hip-hop oriented LP yet, it definitely made for an interesting listen though many of us had hope for a bit more of a hip-hop or soul vibe.
For those who felt that way, a 7 track CD EP called "Wise Up Thought: Reworks & Remixes" was released exclusively for Record Store Day Friday, featuring two crazy Karriem Riggins remix (including a fantastic take on "Cinco Minutos Con Voy" (already one of the strongest cuts on the original album), featuring a large chunk of a brilliant Black Thought not featured on the OG version. In addition to this the EP also featured three immaculate Karriem Riggins beat interludes based or sampled on original songs from the LP. Since it seems that this was only available for a very short time and it can't be purchased any more, I have decided to upload all of the five Riggins track that in length make up about 10 minutes of the 7 tracks 20 minutes clocking time. If this is in any way going against the copyright infrigment, please contact me and I'll take it down immeaditly. But until then, sit back, make yourself comfortable and TURN THIS FUCKER UP!!
01. "Cinco Minutes Von Coy" (Ft. Black Thought) [Riggins Remix]
02. "Sugar Won't Work" [Riggins Beat Interlude]
03. "Come The Meantimes" [Riggins Remix]
04. "The Puppet Has Cut His Strings" [Riggins Beat Interlude]
05. "Viceroy's Row" [Riggins Beat Interlude]