Root Down (EP)

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Root Down
BeastieBoys-RootDown.jpg
EP by Beastie Boys
Released May 23, 1995
Recorded 1994 - 1995
Genre Alternative hip hop, hardcore punk
Label Capitol
Producer Beastie Boys, Mario Caldato, Jr.
Beastie Boys chronology
Some Old Bullshit
(1994)
Root Down
(1995)
Aglio e Olio
(1995)
"Root Down" single cover

"Sure Shot"
(1994)

"Root Down"
(1995)

"Intergalactic"
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Root Down is an EP by American hip hop group the Beastie Boys, released in 1995.

The first three tracks are variations of the track "Root Down", from the Beastie Boys' 1994 album Ill Communication. The remaining seven tracks were recorded "live in Europe, winter 1995".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Root Down" (Free Zone Mix) 3:48
2. "Root Down" (Ill Communication Mix) 3:31
3. "Root Down" (PP Balloon Mix - produced by Prince Paul) 3:30
4. "Time to Get Ill"   1:59
5. "Heart Attack Man"   2:08
6. "The Maestro"   3:14
7. "Sabrosa"   2:53
8. "Flute Loop"   1:39
9. "Time for Livin''"   1:58
10. "Something's Got to Give" (Ends at 3:56. A hidden track in can be heard at 4:28) 4:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[3] 43
Austrian Albums Chart[4] 38
Canadian Albums Chart[5] 48
Dutch Albums Chart[6] 78
German Albums Chart[7] 38
UK Albums Chart[8] 23
U.S. Billboard 200[9] 50

"Root Down"[edit]

"Root Down" is a song by the Beastie Boys from their fourth studio album Ill Communication. The original version of the track, as well as two remixes of the track, are featured on the Root Down EP. It was released as a single in promotion of the Root Down EP; it also served as the fourth single from Ill Communication.

A sample from jazz musician Jimmy Smith's "Root Down (And Get It)", from his seminal album Root Down, serves as the basis for "Root Down". A small vocal sample from "Root Down" was later sampled on The Prodigy's 1997 track "Funky Shit".

Track listing[edit]

CD single (U.S.)
  1. "Root Down" (LP, Clean) – 3:32
  2. "Root Down" (Free Zone Mix, Clean) – 3:47
  3. "Root Down" (PP Balloon Mix, Clean) – 3:30
CD single (Netherlands)
  1. "Root Down" – 3:32
7" single
A. "Root Down" (Clean version) – 3:43
B. "Ricky's Theme" (Clean version) – 3:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Beastie Boys: Root Down" at AllMusic. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  2. ^ Root Down (Media notes). Beastie Boys. Capitol Records. 1995. CDP 7243 8 33603 2 1. 
  3. ^ "Beastie Boys - Root Down". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Beastie Boys - Root Down" (in German). austriancharts.at. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "RPM 100 Albums". RPM (archived at Library and Archives Canada) (Volume 61, No. 24). 17 July 1995. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Beastie Boys - Root Down" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Beastie Boys / Longplay" [Chart Tracking / Beastie Boys / Albums] (in German). musicline.de. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "Root Down EP". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Beastie Boys Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 

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