The Roots - "Break You Off" (feat. Musiq)

I'm not typically a proponent of 7+ minute songs. My ADHD attention span typically can't take tracks of that length, but I love every second of The Roots' "Break You Off." As the title implies, it's not their most politically centered song (it's essentially about that pursuit of meaningless sex), but it may very well be my favorite Roots song.

From the live band backed instrumental to the swooning Musiq hook and bridge to the seemingly effortless Black Thought lyrics, this hypnotic dance track has no flaws.

The one-two combination of "The Seed (2.0)"-"Break You Off" is absolutely deadly on the group's 2002 album, Phrenology and part of the reason why the album is almost universally upheld as a hip hop classic.

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