The Roots Leave Geffen Records
by Winston "Stone" Ford
This article first appeared on Blogcritics.
According to Okayplayer.com, Legendary hip hop band The Roots have left Geffen records.
Questlove confirmed the group's departure from Geffen records on an Australian radio show (how do they get all the exclusives FIRST?). (ps. This is a really candid and in depth interview about Geffen and the music industry. A must listen.) “We've been asking for our emancipation from Geffen for a year now,” Quest says. However, the band doesn???t know what the future holds. “I don't know what the hell we're gonna do” Quest.
But don't fret, there is light on the other side of the tunnel. The group is in a bidding war between labels, but he doesn???t know if the group is going to go with another Major label or go the independent route.
Although Quest says that Game Theory is almost completed, its most certainly going to be tied up in this label mess.
The Roots have always been the bastard child of the mainstream rap world, and they have been misunderstood by mainstream and the underground alike. Personally, I think that the group should go a label where they would be nurtured and their creative talents will be praised. Stones Throw? Ubiquity? Big Dada? Rope a Dope? (props: better than yours)