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The Roots: Never (feat. Patty Crash) [Music Video]

One of my favorite jams on And Then You Shoot Your Cousin… receives the visual treatment. Read More »

The Roots: …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin [Album Review]

That moment, when you’re standing facing yourself in the mirror, interesting thoughts slowly draw themselves to the core of your conscious. At times, those thoughts can be negative: “What have I become?” “Look at yourself…” “[Point out many a ‘flaw’]” But these thoughts offer the thinker a sort of easily accessible bit of constructive criticism that will either build or destroy. Regardless, it can be argued that this periodic disposition is necessary for rational minds to be just that. These thoughts may seep outside of that reflection and pepper themselves throughout our daily lives. Stereotypes, judgments and other “peanut-gallery” comments that we keep within, but admittedly make almost by instinct. Many people think nothing of these thoughts, while others may turn them over and over in their head to try and make sense of their own minds. In this light, it’s alluring to flip the thoughts backwards and face them on the outside, rather than the inside. It is in this way that …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, The Legendary Roots Crew’s latest opus, finds its center of gravity in modern music. Never ones to skimp on intriguing quality, The Roots take a rather dark concept and take different stabs at it through a pithy, half-hour long record. Stepping to the beat of 2011’s Undun, Black Thought, Questlove and the rest of the Philadelphia Hip Hop group craft a generally sullen set of songs strung together by a theme of introspection (usually in a more negative light). Revolving around ... Read More »

?uestlove & Black Thought On Shade 45’s Town Hall Discussion [Video]

?uestlove and Black Thought join Sway on Shade 45’s Town Hall Discussion to reflect and go in depth about their career to promote their new album …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, which is out now. Read More »

The Roots: Understand [Music Video]

Track number six off of The Roots’ new album …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin receives a wonderful visual treatment. I highly recommend to grab a copy of the album via iTunes. Read More »

The Roots: ….And Then You Shoot Your Cousin [Album Stream]

The Roots gave Pitchfork the green light to stream their 11th studio album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin a week in advance the release. Follow the link below for your listening pleasure and make sure you pre-oder the album via iTunes. 1. “Theme From The Middle Of The Night” (performed by Nina Simone) 2. “Never” (featuring Patty Crash) 3. “When The People Cheer” (featuring Greg Porn) 4. “The Devil” (performed by Mary Lou Williams) 5. “Black Rock” (featuring Dice Raw) 6. “Understand” (featuring Dice Raw & Greg Porn) 7. “Dies Irae” (performed by Michel Chion) 8. “The Coming” (featuring Mercedes Martinez) 9. “The Dark (Trinity)” (featuring Dice Raw & Greg Porn) 10. “The Unraveling” (featuring Raheem DeVaughn) 11. “Tomorrow” (featuring Raheem DeVaughn) 12. “Nothing” STREAM Read More »

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