Make the Road by Walking

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Make the Road by Walking
Studio album by Menahan Street Band
Released October 14, 2008
Genre Afrobeat, funk, jazz, soul
Label Dunham Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Culturedeluxe (8/10)[2]

Make the Road by Walking is the debut album by Brooklyn based group Menahan Street Band. It was released on October 14, 2008 through Dunham Records, a then-new subsidiary of Daptone Records. The album is named after a Brooklyn non-profit organization which is located around the corner from Menahan Street (on Grove Street), which promotes social and economic justice through advocacy and legal work.[3]

Hip-hop samples[edit]

The title song, "Make the Road by Walking", was sampled by Jay-Z on the track "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..." on his album American Gangster, which was named by Rolling Stone to be the No. 1 single of 2007.[4]

The song "The Traitor" has been sampled by rappers Kid Cudi on his debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day, 50 Cent on his mixtape War Angel LP, and other, lesser-known rappers on various mixtapes.

"Tired of Fighting" was sampled on the tracks, "Faith" by California-based rapper, Kendrick Lamar and "Flying Iron" by New Orleans-based rapper Curren$y.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Make the Road by Walking" 2:59
2. "Tired of Fighting" 3:31
3. "Home Again!" 3:22
4. "Montego Sunset" 3:18
5. "Karina" 3:25
6. "The Traitor" 2:42
7. "The Contender" 3:48
8. "Birds" 3:02
9. "Esma" 3:06
10. "Going the Distance" 6:36