Do You Want More?!!!??!

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Do You Want More?!!!??!
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 17, 1995
StudioThe Trocadero, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Sigma Sound Studios – Ivory Studios Suite #3, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Nebula Sounds, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Battery Studios, New York, New York
GenreJazz rap
LabelDGC, Geffen
ProducerThe Grand Negaz, Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine, Black Thought, Rahzel
The Roots chronology
Do You Want More?!!!??!
Illadelph Halflife
Singles from Do You Want More?!!!??!
  1. "Distortion to Static"
    Released: July 26, 1994
  2. "Proceed"
    Released: February 1995
  3. "Silent Treatment"
    Released: April 4, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
Philadelphia Daily News3/4 stars[5]
The Philadelphia Inquirer3.5/4 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[8]
The Source4/5[9]
Spin4/5 stars[10]

Do You Want More?!!!??! is the second studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released January 17, 1995 on DGC Records.[11] The band's major label-debut, it was released two years after their independent debut album, Organix (1993). Do You Want More?!!!??! has been considered by critics as a classic of hip hop jazz.[12][13] In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. On November 2, 2015, twenty years after its release, the album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of 500,000 units in the United States.[14] The master tapes for the album, including some unreleased tracks, were destroyed in the 2008 Universal Studios fire.[15][16]

Track listing[edit]

18."Intro/There's Something Goin' On"The Grand Negaz1:18
19."Proceed"The Grand Negaz4:35
20."Distortion to Static"Questlove, Kelo, A.J. Shine4:18
21."Mellow My Man"The Grand Negaz4:41
22."I Remain Calm"Black Thought, Questlove4:08
23."Datskat"The Grand Negaz3:40
24."Lazy Afternoon"Black Thought, Rahzel, Sista Urban, Rachel Graham5:06
25."? vs. Rahzel"Questlove, Rahzel3:18
26."Do You Want More?!!!??!"Black Thought, Questlove, A.J. Shine3:21
27."What Goes On Pt. 7" (featuring ELO The Cosmic Eye)The Grand Negaz5:32
28."Essaywhuman?!!!??!" (recorded live at the Trocadero, December 15, 1993)Questlove, Black Thought4:59
29."Swept Away"The Grand Negaz3:50
30."You Ain't Fly"The Grand Negaz4:42
31."Silent Treatment" (featuring Cassandra Wilson)The Grand Negaz6:52
32."The Lesson Pt. 1" (featuring Dice Raw)Questlove5:12
33."The Unlocking" (featuring Ursula Rucker)The Grand Negaz8:11
  • The track listing on some album releases denotes the first track, "Intro/There's Something Goin' On," as track #18, continuing the track count from Organix (17 tracks). The rest of the tracks continue upward from 18 to "The Unlocking" (being track #33)


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
US Billboard 200[17] 104
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[18] 22
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[19] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[20] 98


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  2. ^ Kot, Greg (March 23, 1995). "The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??! (DGC)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  3. ^ Hopkins, Tracy E. (January 20, 1995). "Do You Want More?!!!??!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??!". NME. November 12, 1994. p. 44.
  5. ^ Takiff, Jonathan (January 27, 1995). "The Roots Look Like They're Ready To Sprout". Philadelphia Daily News. Archived from the original on August 29, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  6. ^ DeLuca, Dan (January 22, 1995). "The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??! (DGC)". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  7. ^ Ngangura, Tarisai (March 13, 2021). "The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??!". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  8. ^ Moon, Tom (2004). "The Roots". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 702–03. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  9. ^ "The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??!". The Source. No. 62. November 1994. p. 97.
  10. ^ Aaron, Charles (June 2008). "Discography: ?uestlove". Spin. Vol. 24 no. 6. p. 88. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "Do You Want More?!!!??! — The Roots". Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 28 Jun 2014.
  12. ^ Anderson, Brett. "Do You Want More?!!!??!". Yahoo! Music. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  13. ^ Walton, Brian M. (February 15, 1995). "Philly Trio Asks, Do You Want More?!!!??!". Washington Informer. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  14. ^ "RIAA – Searchable Database: The Roots". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  15. ^ Rosen, Jody (2019-06-11). "The Day the Music Burned". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  16. ^ @questlove (2019-06-11). "For everyone asking why Do You Want More & Illdelph Halflife wont get reissue treatment" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 2019-06-12. Retrieved 2019-06-11 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ "The Roots Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  18. ^ "The Roots Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  19. ^ "The Roots Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  20. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1995". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2020.

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