Fabel and I used to host a hip hop radio show together at ASU. He had been hosting the radio show for a few years already when I joined. We really clicked and had a lot of success doing the radio show. It really was where the nucleus of the Phoenix hip hop scene came together every Friday night to congregate and freestyle live on the air. We played all local hip hop tracks- the first ever radio show in Arizona to do so. We also put out the first ever hip hop compilation CD to feature an all-Arizona cast of hip hop artists entitled, "Scorpion Kingz: Southwest Hip Hop Collection Vol. 1." The album got quite a bit of local press. Needless to say, Fabel and I had a good run together. This track is the result of our collaborations.
I produced the beat from an acoustic guitar sample. The original sample didn't sound "sample-able," but I wanted to try and see what I could do. I was able to flip it and chop it up into a dope little riff that makes up the main part of the song.
The name of the song "Square Roots" has dual meaning. Obviously it is a mathematical term, but it also applies to planting your roots squarely in the gospel of Jesus Christ. If your roots are firmly planted in the teachings of Christ, there is no limit to how high you can grow.