Organix (album)

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Roots Organix.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 19, 1993
GenreJazz rap
Cargo Records (re-release)
ProducerThe Roots
The Roots chronology
Do You Want More?!!!??!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Philadelphia Inquirer(favorable)[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars[5]
Winston-Salem Journal4/4 stars[6]

Organix is the debut studio album of American hip hop band The Roots, released on May 19, 1993 by the band, independently. It was originally sold at the band's shows in Europe. The album earned enough industry buzz to earn The Roots offers from major record labels, after which they signed with DGC Records, which at the time was better known for its grunge music releases. Organix was re-released in 1998 on Cargo Records.[6]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Roots Is Comin'"Tariq Trotter, Ahmir Thompson1:15
2."Pass the Popcorn"Trotter, Thompson, Kenyatta Warren, Joshua Abrams5:31
3."The Anti-Circle"Trotter, Thompson, Abrams3:46
4."Writer's Block"Trotter, Thompson, Leonard Hubbard1:42
5."Good Music (Prelude)"Trotter, Thompson1:01
6."Good Music"Trotter, Thompson4:33
7."Grits"Trotter, Thompson, Scott Storch, Malik Basset, Tony Greene, Jamal Dorsey6:34
8."Leonard I-V"Trotter, Thompson, Hubbard, Storch4:05
9."I'm Out Deah"Trotter, Thompson, Storch4:08
10."Essawhamah?" (Live at the Soulshack)Trotter, Thompson, Abrams, Hubbard, Storch4:20
11."There's a Riot Going On"Thompson, Sylvester Stewart0:11
12."Popcorn Revisited"Trotter, Thompson4:03
14."Common Dust"Trotter, Thompson, Abrams, Warren5:02
15."The Session (Longest Posse Cut in History, 12:43)"Trotter, A. Thompson, Storch, Hubbard, Basset, Teresa Thompson, Rohanee, Conway Armstead, Jamal Dorsey, Joseph Simmons, Micah Pitts, Tony Greene12:43
16."Syreeta's Having My Baby"Trotter, Thompson0:43
17."Carryin' On"Trotter, A. Thompson, Storch, Hubbard1:28


  1. ^ Jacobs, Qa'id. Review: Organix. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ Columnist. "Review: Organix". The Philadelphia Inquirer: F01. August 15, 1993. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  3. ^ DJ Fatboy. Review: Organix. RapReviews. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  4. ^ Hoard, Christian. "Review: Organix". Rolling Stone: 702–703. November 2, 2004.
  5. ^ Abdul-Rakhman, Sobhi. Staff Rating: Organix. Sputnikmusic. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  6. ^ a b Johnson II, Douglas G. "Review: Organix". Winston-Salem Journal: 5E. June 26, 1998. Archived from the original on 2009-10-20. (Transcription of original review at talk page)


  • Nathan Brackett, Christian Hoard (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely Revised and Updated 4th Edition. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.

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