- 2 x LP
- Geffen Records
The Tipping Point is the sixth studio album by hip hop band The Roots, released July 13, 2004 on Geffen Records. It is named after Malcolm Gladwell’s book of the same name (2000), and it serves as the follow-up to Phrenology(2002). The album is a musical departure from their previous work, featuring a more diverse, yet pop-oriented sound, and it contains lyrics associated with rapping-prowess, political insight, and social commentary.
The Jam Session Bench Warmers (illadelponics): Asam Blackstone, Kirk Douglass, Omar Edwards, Kevin Hanson, Martin Luther, Anthony Tidd, Frank "Knuckles" Walker. "Star" contains samples of the composition "Everybody Is A Star" by Sly and The Family Stone written by Sylvester Stewart. "Stay Cool" contains samples of the composition "Harlem Hendo" written by Paul Griffin and Yolanda Paterno. Performed by Al Hirt. "Boom!" contains resung elements from the composition "Poison" written by Nathaniel Wilson and Marlon Williams. Also contains resung elements from the composition "Wrath Of Kane" written by Antonio Hardy and Marlon Williams.