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Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz

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Nappy Roots 22/6/2002

Review

Nappy Roots' major-label debut is a fast-moving affair, stock-full of sweet pop hooks and loaded down with an easy, good-time feeling. Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz is a party album of a different sort, splitting the difference between the fat beats of the West Coast and the Dirty South's gritty funk to carve out their own distinctive, high-octane jams. The group's six members met at Western Kentucky University -- four are Kentucky natives -- and make little secret of their Southern roots. With all six members taking turns on the mic, Nappy Roots keeps a rapid pace up, swerving through the 17 tracks here with effortless energy. Southern twang and drawl stand out on tracks like "Kentucky Mud" and the hit single "Awnaw," giving Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz a pleasant, down-home feeling. While the sound here is refreshing, the lyrics rarely stand out and after awhile some of the tracks tend to blur together. Still is this fun -- perfect for rolling down the road on a sunny day and guaranteed to get the party started. ~ Martin Woodside
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Intro Nappy Roots 0:25
  3. 2 Hustla Nappy Roots 3:45
  4. 3 Set It Out Nappy Roots 3:51
  5. 4 Country Boyz Nappy Roots 4:28
  6. 5 Ballin' on a Budget Nappy Roots 3:42
  7. 6 Awnaw Nappy Roots 4:10
  8. 7 Headz Up Nappy Roots 4:6
  9. 8 Slums Nappy Roots 3:22
  10. 9 Po' Folks Nappy Roots 4:8
  11. 10 Start It Over Nappy Roots 4:5
  12. 11 Blowin' Trees Nappy Roots 4:17
  13. 12 Sholiz Nappy Roots 4:8
  14. 13 Life's a Bitch Nappy Roots 4:19
  15. 14 My Ride Nappy Roots 3:26
  16. 15 One Forty Nappy Roots 4:24
  17. 16 Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny Nappy Roots 3:47
  18. 17 Kentucky Mud Nappy Roots 3:58
  19. 18 The Lounge Nappy Roots 0:39
  20. 19 Ho Down Nappy Roots 4:44
  21. 20 Headz Up [Refried] Nappy Roots 4:2

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