Money Making Jam Boy and Philladelphia native Truck North has made strong contributions to nearly every The Roots album released since he debuted next to Talib Kweli and Tariq on 2004:s "The Mic" (which appeared as a hidden track on the highly underrated "The Tipping Point"). With "Murder By Mourning", the time has come for Truck to show and prove that he can deliver and hold things down on the solo tip. The nine track project features Truck doing just that over impressive production work that many times channels classic hip-hop records of the past. The beats and production was supplied by Dante Lewis and Khrysis (who've both done a real good job on here) with The Wurxs and Rashad while fellow Jam Boys Black Thought and STS joins Truck on the microphone for the bumping "Band Of AU". Make sure you check it out @ DJBooth for yourself as it's both free and ill - a combination that is usually worth the time. In addition to the free EP/mini-LP, up top you find the video for the moody, Erykah Badu sampling single "Cry For You".