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The band really is so much more than "Hip-Hop," a group made up of true musicians, actively led by drummer ?uestlove since 1987. Between albums #9-10 [counting "The Roots Come Alive"] The Roots Crew became the official in-house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, fully on board for it's 2009 debut. For what it's worth, How I Got Over was hands down my favourite album of 2010, and without a doubt one of the most cohesive records I've ever heard!
Orchestrating quite the quick between-album turn-around, The Roots will release undun this coming Dec. 6th. The Guess Who name-checking album has already been dubbed an "orchestral [concept] album," the 10-track collection was originally over-forecasted for a 2012 release; Essentially, it chronicles the painfully short life of one "Redford Stephens" (1974-99), albeit deconstructed and told from end to beginning. Rumored guests are set to include Sufjan Stevens, Big K.R.I.T and Avant-Garde pianist D.D. Jackson, as well as an extended cast of Roots regulars [Dice Raw, Bilal, Peddi Crakk].
Kick-staring what has become their run-of-the-mill promotional campaigns, The Roots have now uploaded a short music video treatment for "Make My" to okayplayer. 1/4 of a larger mini-film, it was solely directed, shot, and edited by Clifton Bell... Parts 2-4 will simultaneously be uploaded to the site @ 12:06 the next 3 Tuesdays, leading up to undun's Dec. 6th release date. Capped off with a famous Chanakya quote, "Make My" (Track 02) seemingly re-enacts Redford Stephens'