Not to be outdone by Nas' promise, nay, threat, to release his forthcoming album Nigger in the very month of Black History's Celebration, comes a track from The Roots from their forthcoming album Rising Down. "75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)" boasts more "nigguz" in the first verse than a Boondocks episode, and more than what you might find falling from the lips of those in attendance at The Source Awards. Hmmm...The Roots. Now that's something I haven't heard for awhile. But never fear. This track is hitting and features Black Thought spitting steadily over a rough beat punctuated by Questlove's tight, syncopated drumming. If you've been feening for a return to The Roots of yore, i.e. Do You Want More? or Things Fall Apart, then this track is for you. And when Tariq channels the old school by ending his 75th bar with "I'm a rebel/Renegade/Must stay paid" you're not mad that he straight bit from KRS-ONE's "I'm Still Number One." Rising Down is slated for an April release, so this banger will just have to do until then.