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Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz [Explicit Lyrics]

Nappy RootsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 26, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00005Y4P1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,098 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Hustla
3. Set It Out
4. Country Boyz
5. Ballin' On A Budget
6. Awnaw
7. Headz Up
8. Slums
9. Po' Folks
10. Start It Over
11. Blowin' Trees
12. Sholiz
13. Life's A Bitch
14. My Ride
15. One Forty
16. Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny
17. Kentucky Mud
18. The Lounge
19. Ho Down
20. Headz Up (Refried)

Editorial Reviews

At a time when digitized beats and crudely consumerist attitudes rule the airwaves, the distinctively organic aesthetic of Kentucky-bred hip-hop sextet Nappy Roots' debut release is refreshing. Rotating MCs flip profound rhymes about growing up in the South and their struggles to be heard, giving a semiautobiographical feel to songs like "Peanuts." "Aw Naw," the first single and arguably the album's catchiest tune, surrounds a dope slice of country life with unique rhythms that fuse banjos and harmonicas with contemporary, bass-filled beats. In a similar vein, "Life's a Risk" boasts some slick introspective lyrics from group member Skinny DeVille, who rhymes about staying away from the pitfalls of street life. In the end, Nappy Roots come out sounding like a harder-edged upgrade of Arrested Development's Southern-tinged roots rap. Let's just hope they don't suffer a similar fall off the face of the earth. --Dalton Higgins

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shawty Where Yo Head At? March 26, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Watermelon, Chicken & Grits is packed with excellent production. Complete with layered beats of all tempos, lush instrumentation and mind-blowing melodies. These boys are pretty country and one of them sounds like he got a deeper southern drawl than myself and that's pretty amazing considering their location. Country music at its best.
These southern boyz are really good rappers, I myself, was surprised that the cd was as good as it is because Nappy Roots virtually came from nowhere ( no pun intended )with Awnaw and stunned a lot of people. But considering that Jazze Pha handled the production of that song, it had to be something special. Exactly like Pha did with Jim Crow ( providing them with a tight beat that perfectly complimented the group and gave them some attention ) he does with Nappy Roots. Although Nappy Roots may be a better group, they still manage put out a classic debut album and, so far, the best album of the year. The production is refreshing to hear and is very unique. I wish the cd notes would have told us who produced each track because they have talent. Each song is diverse and sounds different from the next.
Their subject matter is Po Folk talk; food, nappiness, fros, project dreams, cutting, lack of money, gold grills etc. etc. Their execution is excellent, each member gets ample time to shine, and the album flows very smoothly. Tight songs include the single Awnaw, Hustla, Country Boyz, Ballin On A Budget, Kentucky Mud, Blowin Trees, Po Folk, Sholiz...heck all of em are tight. The best song has to be Headz Up with just an exceptional sing along chorus " Shawty where yo head at" and a pure dirty south beat as well as cypher like rapping by Nappy Roots.
The cd does have a few minor flaws.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Country Boys on the Rise March 12, 2002
Format:Audio CD
You cannot hate on this album. Even if you don't like this album, you're gonna buy it because it is one of the best debut albums since Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's first album.
This rap collective is the definition of "dirty south." One look at their current video, "AwwNaw," will tell you all you need to know about this group: They are in this game to have fun, and make some good music along the way. You will not need to hit the skip button on your cd player at any point while you listen to this album.
"Ballin on a budget" is the broke-anthem of the year. This song is so funny that you will want to keep playing it over and over again. "Hustla," "Headz Up" and "Kentucky Mud" are sonme examples of the priceless gems you will find on this cd.
Now, since I am from Kentucky, does that mean my review is biased since I want so badly for Nappy Roots to succed? Maybe, but Kentucky hasn't had something to be proud of since....NEVER. If this album is any indication at the success that these five men will have, then we can expect many, many more albums from them in the future.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album... February 26, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I cannot remember the last "debut" (I say this because Nappy have 2 independent albums) album by a rap artist to be filled with this much good stuff. It's right up there with Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik by Outkast. There's 20 tracks, minus 2 skits, for 18 songs. Out of these 18, 15 of them are great. It would be impossible to pick out a best, although the ones that shine, besides the hit single "Awnaw," are Set It Out, Country Boyz, Kentucky Mud, Dime Quarter Nickel Penny, Blowin Trees and Headz Up. Skinny DeVille drops some sick flows on almost every track, and every time Prophet grabs the mic, he tears it up. Big V, Scales and B. Stille all hold it down and are all very tight, and Ron Clutch is tight, too, although it seems like he's only on 3 tracks. Anyway, years from now this will be remember as the album that not only put Kentucky on the hip-hop map, but also introduced the world to one of the freshest and most talented rap groups to come along in years. An instant classic, one that you'll be bumpin' for quite a long time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original CD, Unlike Todays Mainstream June 1, 2002
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
I'd like to start off by saying i listen to almost all music thats out taday, from DMX to St. Lunatics to the sadly soft Ja Rule, so i am open to all types of hip-hop and i have to say I've never heard anything like Nappy Roots. They've been most compared to Outkast, which is as close of a sound as i can think of, but that isn't an exactly accurate comparison because they dont have the same styles, more for Nappy they jsut get on the mic and rap to their odd but generally simple beats. The CD features 21 solid tracks and a few that definately stand out (Awnaw, Headz Up, Slums, Po Folks, My Ride, and an Awnaw remix that doesn't disgrace the original) and also leaves out skits that only the groups members or friends would understand. Also the two remixed songs at the end is a nice addition and Nappy releaves you of the trouble of bonus tracks, that are good but make you fast forward through other songs to get to (Ali) on the last track of the CD. Nappy isn't mainstream and if you like Awnaw you are guaranteed to like the rest of their album. Few tracks get annoying after a few lsitens but the songs are in a good order so the different styles per track are varied.... Nappy's effort is evident in the CD, though not perfect, one of the top releases so far in this sad year of CDs, its worth the money so go get a copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Watermelon, Chicken, Gritz
i LOVE THIS GROUP and the music is awesome. Thanks for getting this to me so quickly and it was packaged so well. Thanks again.
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Published on January 19, 2010 by Sarah B. Trowbridge
4.0 out of 5 stars Ballin' on a budget
It's funny how nostalgia works. When Nappy Roots dropped their big-label debut in 2002, people had already proclaimed the death of mainstream hip hop, and I'm sure I yearned for... Read more
Published on June 3, 2008 by ctrx
4.0 out of 5 stars Hip Hop From The Kentucky Fields (3.5 Stars)
Who said that country folks couldn't rhyme? I for one believe that that is untrue, and the group Nappy Roots proves it. Read more
Published on June 18, 2006 by Chandler
4.0 out of 5 stars Nappy Roots' 1st Major Release
This is the album Nappy Roots have put themselves on the southern roster. I recommend the fans who is into southern music to purchase this album because it doesn't follow what... Read more
Published on August 14, 2005 by Bill Roddriedriez Connor
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