Roots of Evil

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For the book titled "The Roots of Evil", see The Roots of Evil.
Roots of Evil
Studio album by Kool G Rap
Released October 20, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
1995 (Track 13 & 15)
Genre East Coast hip hop, mafioso rap, gangsta rap
Label Illstreet/Downlow
Producer Dr. Butcher
CJ Moore
Fade For Underworld Productions
Kool G Rap
Haji
Rich 5
A. Evans
E. Thompson
J. Stank
Kool G Rap chronology
4,5,6
(1995)
Roots Of Evil
(1998)
The Giancana Story
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
RapReviews 8.0/10 link
The Source 3.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[1]

Roots Of Evil is the second solo album by Mafioso rap artist Kool G Rap, released in 1998 by Kool G's short lived record label, Illstreet/Downlow. It boasts two singles, "Foul Cats" and "Can't Stop the Shine", and reached #43 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album contains a notable guest appearance from a young Papoose.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Length
1 "Intro" *Interlude* 1:43
2 "Hitman's Diary" Dr. Butcher Kool G Rap 3:43
3 "One Dark Night" Fade For Underworld Productions Kool G Rap 1:45
4 "Foul Cats" CJ Moore, Dr. Butcher Kool G Rap 3:23
5 "Tekilla Sunrise" CJ Moore, Dr. Butcher Kool G Rap 4:31
6 "At Da Wake" *Interlude* 1:10
7 "Home Sweet Funeral Home" Haji A. Jinx, Kool G Rap, Papoose 2:51
8 "Mobsta's" Fade For Underworld Productions Kool G Rap 3:18
9 "Let the Games Begin" Rich 5 Kool G Rap 3:28
10 "A Thugs Love Story (Chapter I, II, III)" CJ Moore, Dr. Butcher Kool G Rap 9:33
11 "Da Bosses Lady" A. Evans Camileone, Kool G Rap 3:54
12 "Mafioso" Rich 5 Kool G Rap 2:51
13 "Thug's Anthem" E. Thompson Johnny 2 Gunz, Kool G Rap, Pokaface 3:46
14 "Da Heat" CJ Moore, Dr. Butcher Kool G Rap 3:34
15 "Can't Stop the Shine" Kool G Rap Kool G Rap, Miss Jones 3:58
16 "Cannon Fire" Kool G Rap Kool G Rap 4:11
17 "Outro" *Interlude* 1:05
18 "Daddy Figure" Fade For Underworld Productions, J. Stank Kool G Rap 5:06

Samples[edit]

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Foul Cats"
  • Released: September 1, 1998
  • B-Side:
"Can't Stop the Shine"
  • Released: 1998
  • B-Side: "Thugs Anthem"

Album chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lRgtYCC6OUwC&pg=PA322&dq=rolling+stone+gang+starr&cd=1&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=wu%20tang&f=false. Page 466