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R.O.O.T.S. (Route Of Overcoming The Struggle) (Amended Amazon Exclusive) [Clean]

March 31, 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 30, 2009
  • Release Date: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Poe Boy/Atlantic
  • Copyright: 2009 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
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  • Total Length: 58:55
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  • ASIN: B001VW9UD4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,436 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jack B. Stephens on April 10, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I have to say I am very surprised to read the bad reviews of this album. I buy lots of CDs, lots and lots of them, and this is one of the very best I have bought lately. This album rocks and moves from the beginning until the end. There is no bad song on here. I have to wonder what people were wanting or expecting from it. Are they taking the title too literally and expecting a boring album with Flo Rida talking about the bad things of "overcoming the struggle" instead of realizing that maybe he is speaking of another "route to overcoming the struggle?" There are after all different routes available. I expect that more good reviews will come in as more people hear it. I for one highly recommend it. I have listened to it all the way through several times now and I expect to listen to it several more times. That is not true of many of the CDs I have in my large collection of various types of music. Also while the song "Right Round" is a takeoff of the old song by Dead or Alive I don't think the two need to be compared. They are different songs and if you want the Dead or Alive song, then go buy the Dead or Alive CD. Hey, I have it. Don't buy Flo Rida so you can make a comparison where there is none. The main thing I have learned from the reviews of this album so far is to not depend on these reviews for my purchases of CDs in the future.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cory T. Shaeffer on April 3, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Given the heavy sampling of past hits and the endless parade of all-star guests, it is tempting to write this album off as nothing more than a guilty pleasure. But really, that would be selling Flo Rida a little short, because he accomplishes what he intends to do here - create about an hour of hooks, driving beats, and melodic jams that will be tearing up the airwaves and get heavy rotation in clubs all summer long. There is nothing new or innovative here, and actually, in some form or another, you've probably heard all of these songs before. But man, this guy can bring the hooks. He may not be original, but this album entertains, and it is impossible to sit still while it is playing. My only real criticism is that, by looking at the album cover, one would be inclined to think Flo Rida would elaborate a little more on his roots and the struggles he has overcome. He plays it a little too safe at times. But hey, lets face it, everything in music has been done already...and if you are not at all concerned with trying to reinvent the wheel, why not create an album that simply rocks? What I'm trying to say is that Flo Rida is not Prince, and he knows that. And rather than trying to stretch his talents too far and letting down his longtime fans, he does what he does best here and it works.

Whatever Flo Rida lacks by way of innovation, he makes up for that with a stubborn consistency and a knack for huge, killer hooks. 3.5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Smith on January 16, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
"Uhm, yeah. A little." - 20 year old's reply.

Well, I did. I bought a Flo Rida CD and I must say, I am not disappointed. You see, I learned years ago, that when one of my kids tells me: "Hey, Mom, listen to this..." that I should just shut up and listen. Why, without them, I never would have found Bowling for Soup, Say Anything..., Panic! at the Disco, Steam Powered Giraffe, 3oh!3, and eventually- Flo Rida.

I chose this particular CD because of the song "Right Round". You see, two of my three kids are girls and there's a prerequisite when you're a young, early-20s female and that is you must love the movie "Pitch Perfect". So, whenever it comes on cable, it is usually being watched. Especially during winter break because the 20 year old is home from college.

I heard a familiar sound from my childhood- well, not childhood so much as my teen years- but it was infinitely better than the teen-years version. "Is that... 'Right Round'?" I asked.

"Yes, Mom, it is." was the reply with an eye roll because how dare I inquire something during a moment in the movie when a cute boy is singing!

Through a Google search a few days later, I learned that the cute boy in that movie was singing THIS version of "Right Round" and not the version I heard back when I was in high school. (you remember the 80s, right? We only had a few dinosaurs left on earth and they were revered as royalty). I came to Amazon to download just the one song and I discovered it was part of an entire album.

"Well, alright then..."

So, I bought the entire album, sent off that text to my kid- who was back at college doing college things.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Mcgrath on May 11, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
This is the best album from top to bottom that we've heard in a long time. If you love beats and just down right off the chain cuts, this is the album for you! There is about 10 songs that could be singles off this. R.O.O.T.S is a 9.0!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Rupert on January 3, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I never really was a big fan of Flo Rida, mainly because I think all his singles are extremely overrated. Still, I decided to check out his latest album, R.O.O.T.S.

While the production on the album is pretty much on point for the most part, most of the songs don't really stand out all that much. The only song that comes close is the necessary sexual-song-featuring-Ne-Yo, "Be on You". "Finally Here" doesn't even have him rapping on beat, and speaking of that, "Never" has sudden shift changes from rapping to talking. And the obligatory end-of-album remembrance track "Rewind" doesn't help or hurt the album.

There's also Flo's choice of samples on already questionable songs, like that Tandy voice on "Touch Me", Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me `Round" on "Right Round", and Eiffel 65's "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" on "Sugar" (and the latter changes the whole thing around, as the original words were meant to describe the beat while Flo's interpolation makes no sense at all). Things are also less than impressive when it comes to talking about strippers, like on "Gotta Get It" and the aforementioned "Right Round".

R.O.O.T.S. isn't a terrible album, but it would really only sound good in the club. B.I.F.

Anthony Rupert
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