|Released||May 23, 1995|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, hardcore punk|
|Producer||Beastie Boys, Mario Caldato, Jr.|
|Beastie Boys EP chronology|
Root Down is an EP by American hip hop group the Beastie Boys, released in 1995.
The first three tracks are variations of the track "Root Down", from the Beastie Boys' 1994 album Ill Communication. The remaining seven tracks were recorded "live in Europe, winter 1995". The hidden track heard in the end is a radio jingle in Hebrew made in Israel's military radio station Galey Tzahal. It promoted a Beastie Boys special aired prior to their only two concerts in the country, in March 1995. When Mike D and Ad-Rock were interviewed in the station they heard the recording and asked for it.
All tracks written by Beastie Boys except where noted.
|1.||"Root Down" (Free Zone Mix)||3:48|
|2.||"Root Down" (Ill Communication Mix)||3:31|
|3.||"Root Down" (PP Balloon Mix - produced by Prince Paul)||3:30|
|4.||"Time to Get Ill" (Horovitz, Yauch, Diamond, Rubin)||1:59|
|5.||"Heart Attack Man" (Beastie Boys, AWOL)||2:08|
|7.||"Sabrosa" (Beastie Boys, Bobo, Money Mark)||2:53|
|8.||"Flute Loop" (Beastie Boys, Caldato, Al Kooper)||1:39|
|9.||"Time for Livin''" (Frontline)||1:58|
|10.||"Something's Got to Give" (Beastie Boys, Caldato, Money Mark) (Ends at 3:56. The hidden track can be heard at 4:28)||4:57|
|Australian Albums Chart||43|
|Austrian Albums Chart||38|
|Canadian Albums Chart||48|
|Dutch Albums Chart||78|
|German Albums Chart||38|
|UK Albums Chart||23|
|U.S. Billboard 200||50|
|Single by Beastie Boys|
|from the album Ill Communication|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, jazz rap|
"Root Down" is a song by the Beastie Boys from their fourth studio album Ill Communication. The original version of the track, as well as two remixes of the track, are featured on the Root Down EP. It was released as a single in promotion of the Root Down EP; it also served as the fourth single from Ill Communication.
A sample from jazz musician Jimmy Smith's "Root Down (And Get It)", from his seminal album Root Down, serves as the basis for "Root Down". A small vocal sample from "Root Down" was later sampled on The Prodigy's 1997 track "Funky Shit".
CD single (U.S.)
CD single (Netherlands)