Google+ Beathearts: The Roots - Make my (album preview)


The Roots - Make my (album preview)

Earlier today The Roots announced the release of their new LP undun. Due for release on December 6th the album is a sort of novel in audio form. undun is what they describe as “an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999)".

Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson:

“At this point in our career we’d like for our work to have a unifying theme, and an experiential quality. We’ve been intentionally making our albums shorter in length so that they can be experienced as a continuous work. The music is band-oriented with an eye on the moody cinematic. As a DJ, I am the King of playlists, but I don’t want our albums to feel like a playlist or a mixtape for that matter. We want to tell stories that work within the album format and we want the stories to be nuanced and useful to people. Undun is the story of this kid who becomes criminal, but he wasn’t born criminal. He’s not the nouveau exotic primitive bug-eyed gunrunner like Tupac’s character Bishop in Juice… he’s actually thoughtful and is neither victim nor hero. Just some kid who begins to order his world in a way that makes the most sense to him at a given moment… At the end of the day… isn’t that what we all do?”

The first track leaked off the album is the beautiful Make my featuring Mississippi emcee and Def Jam label mate Big K.R.I.T. In our headphones Make my sounds like part 2 or an older brother to The Day track from last year. Definitely rises our expectations for the album as whole. Check it below.

  The Roots - Make my

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