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Organix is the debut 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]

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Studio album by The Roots
Released May 19, 1993
Recorded 1992-1993
Genre Jazz rap
Length 62:31
Label Self-released
Cargo Records (re-release)
Producer The Roots
The Roots chronology
Do You Want More?!!!??!
(1995)Do You Want More?!!!??!1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Philadelphia Inquirer (favorable)[2]
RapReviews (7.0/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Winston-Salem Journal 4/4 stars[6]


Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Roots Is Comin'" Tariq Trotter, Ahmir Thompson 1:15
2. "Pass the Popcorn" Trotter, Thompson, Kenyatta Warren, Joshua Abrams 5:31
3. "The Anti-Circle" Trotter, Thompson, Abrams 3:46
4. "Writer's Block" Trotter, Thompson, Leonard Hubbard 1:42
5. "Good Music (Prelude)" Trotter, Thompson 1:01
6. "Good Music" Trotter, Thompson 4:33
7. "Grits" Trotter, Thompson, Scott Storch, Malik Basset, Tony Greene, Jamal Dorsey 6:34
8. "Leonard I-V" Trotter, Thompson, Hubbard, Storch 4:05
9. "I'm Out Deah" Trotter, Thompson, Storch 4:08
10. "Essawhamah?" (Live at the Soulshack) Trotter, Thompson, Abrams, Hubbard, Storch 4:20
11. "There's a Riot Going On" Thompson, Sylvester Stewart 0:11
12. "Popcorn Revisited" Trotter, Thompson 4:03
13. "Peace" Trotter 1:14
14. "Common Dust" Trotter, Thompson, Abrams, Warren 5:02
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 Greene 12:43
16. "Syreeta's Having My Baby" Trotter, Thompson 0:43
17. "Carryin' On" Trotter, A. Thompson, Storch, Hubbard 1:28


  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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