The Roots are currently working on a concept album that addresses violence in America. The legendary hip-hop band has revealed the official track listing for their eleventh studio album, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.
The 12-track project includes their newly-released single, “When the People Cheer.” The disc will mark the band’s first album in three years, following 2011′s Undun.
So what can we expect? “It’s another concept album in the spirit of Undun, but it’s not just about just one kind of character,” Black Thought said during an interview with XXL in February. “We create quite a few different characters in this record. It’s satire, but in that satire it’s an analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in not only the hip-hop community, but in the community. I don’t know if that makes any sense.”
Later this summer, fans can see The Roots performing at the BET Experience in L.A. on June 28.
…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin will arrive on May 19. Here’s the official track listing:
“Theme from the Middle of the Night”
“When the People Cheer”
“The Dark (Trinity)”
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