R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle)

R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle)

by Flo RidaFlo Rida
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Standing for "Route of Overcoming the Struggle," R.O.O.T.S. is Flo Rida's follow-up to Mail on Sunday, the album featuring megahit "Low." The autobiographical opener, "Finally Here," seems bemused by life's journey, and closer "Rewind" centers around a "turn back time" metaphor supported by Wyclef's pathos for hire. Of course, the reason you're here is for the numerous poptastic club tracks, all delivered in true ringtone rapper style. The Dead or Alive interpolating "Right Round" is "Low"'s heir apparent, an infectious single created by producer Doctor Luke (who previously worked for Lily Allen) plus Koool Kojak (who previously worked for Andy Milonakis). "Sugar" is shameless enough to "incorporate elements" of Eiffel 65's Euro-trash earworm "Blue (Da Ba Dee)." The upbeat call-and-response hook of "Jump" is delivered by an Auto-Tuned Nelly Furtado, and if you're expecting Fergie or Gwen Stefani to show up during this pop-rap spectacular, you instead get decent shots from Ne-Yo and Akon. R.O.O.T.S. is hip-hop like Nas never happened, an album owing more to Lady GaGa than to Public Enemy. If you enjoy the hook, you enjoy the song, and if you're headed to the club in a fine ride on a Friday night, you'll likely fall for some of what's on offer here.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 0075678966880
catalogNumber: 902860

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flo Rida   Primary Artist,Vocals
Detail   Background Vocals
Ron Allen   Percussion
Benny Blanco   Drums,Keyboards
will.i.am   Synthesizer
Mike Caren   Keyboards
Travis Barker   Drums
Luke   Drums,Keyboards
Tor Erik Hermanson   Various
Bonnie McKee   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Various
Sly "Pyper" Jordan   Vocals
Ester Dean   Background Vocals
Bruno Mars   Background Vocals
Wynter   Vocals
Oligee   Keyboards,Vocoder
Natalia Cappuccini   Vocals
Kool Kojak   Drums,Keyboards
Phillip Lawrence   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ke$ha   Vocals

Technical Credits

Pete Burns   Composer
Steve Coy   Composer
Eric Hudson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
S. Jordan   Composer
Mark Knopfler   Composer
Mike Percy   Composer
Wyclef Jean   Composer
James Scheffer   Composer
Stargate   Audio Production
Andre Harris   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Benny Blanco   Programming,Audio Production
will.i.am   Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Audio Production
Happy Perez   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Mike Caren   Composer,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Travis Barker   Composer,Audio Production
Emily Wright   Engineer,Vocal Editing
Nelly Furtado   Composer
Paul "Diceman" Bailey   Engineer
Luke   Programming,Audio Production
Massimo Gabutti   Composer
Jim Jonsin   Producer,Audio Production
Maurizio Lobina   Composer
Oliver Goldstein   Composer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Composer
Robert Marks   Engineer
Aaron Bay-Schuck   Composer
Ne-Yo   Producer,Audio Production
DJ Montay   Audio Production
Jean "J Rock" Borges   Composer
Elvin "Big Chuck" Prince   Executive Producer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Dave Clauss   Vocal Engineer
Ester Dean   Composer
LaTrice Burnette   Marketing
Catharine McNelly   Publicity
Pamela Simon   Packaging Manager
Johnny Mollings   Composer
Bruno Mars   Composer
James Ingram   Engineer
Rex Zamor   Composer
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer,Instrumentation
Vidal Harris   Audio Production
S. Battey   Composer
S. Abdullah   Composer
R. Spears   Composer
Oligee   Programming,Audio Production
G. Randone   Composer
C. Battey   Composer
B. Levin   Composer
M. Humphrey   Composer
Kool Kojak   Programming,Audio Production
L. Mollings   Composer
Inkredibles   Audio Production
Timothy Lever   Composer
R. Love   Composer
S. Smith   Composer
L. Elliot   Composer
Phillip Lawrence   Composer
Mark Spears   Audio Production
M. Carpenter   Composer
H. Clayton   Composer
N. Fisher   Composer
V. Davis   Composer
J-Rock   Audio Production
Spitfiya   Audio Production
T. Thomas   Composer
Tramar Dillard   Composer
Justin Franks   Composer
Lukasz Gottwald   Composer,Engineer
William Adams   Composer
Rob Gold   Art Manager
Allan P. Grigg   Composer

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R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
piper7 More than 1 year ago
great music and wonderful lyrics....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago