Make the Road by Walking

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Make the Road by Walking
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 14, 2008
GenreAfrobeat, funk, jazz, soul
LabelDunham Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

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 on songs including "Solo Dolo" by Kid Cudi and "Talking in Codes" by 50 Cent.

"Tired of Fighting" has been sampled on songs including "Faith" by Kendrick Lamar, "Flying Iron" by Curren$y and "Not Long" by Ludacris.

Track listing[edit]

1."Make the Road by Walking"2:59
2."Tired of Fighting"3:31
3."Home Again!"3:22
4."Montego Sunset"3:18
6."The Traitor"2:42
7."The Contender"3:48
10."Going the Distance"6:36


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Culturedeluxe review
  3. ^ "Make the Road by Walking organization directions".
  4. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2007". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 27, 2007.