Track of the Week: You Got Me by The Roots

This week’s track is You Got Me (featuring Erykah Badu) by The Roots off of Things Fall Apart. This is one of my favorite R&B / hip-hop songs of all time. Co-written by Jill Scott, the lyrics are simple, poetic and potent and weave together to story of a trust and love between Erykah Badu and Black Thought. There are so many good things I love about this song, from how relatable the lyrics are, to the percussion of ?uestlove, to the sound evolving to an Amen-break-esque tempo towards the end, to the live instrumentation that makes the sound warm and enveloping, it’s a fantastic track from 1999 that deserves a revisit.

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