Check out the artwork that serves as the cover art for The Roots' "And Then You Shoot Your Cousin"
The Roots will soon have another concept album under the belt, with And Then You Shoot Your Cousin scheduled for a May 20th release. Black Thought previously shared some of his own thoughts on the forthcoming album, during which he stated, "Itâs conceptual; itâs another concept album in the spirit ofÂ Undun, but itâs not just about just one kind of character, we create quite a few different characters in this record. Itâs satire, but in that satire itâs an analysis of some of theÂ stereotypesÂ perpetuated in not only the hip-hop community, but in the community. I donât know if that makes any sense."Â
Today The Roots have let go cover artwork for the album, and it really is artwork. It's a multi-media collage, created byÂ Romare Bearden. The album can be pre-ordered now, and if you so desire you can order of bundle of goodies to come with it, here.
The first single off the LP "When The People Cheer" can be heard here.
[UPDATE: Tracklist Revealed]
The tracklist for the upcoming concept album from The Roots, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, was just revealed.
The album is set to featureÂ Nina Simone, Mary Lou Williams and Michel Chion. Although we reported above that the album was scheduled to arrive on May 20th, according to iTunes it'll be arriving a day early, on May 20th. Head here to pre-order it.
Check out the full tracklist in the gallery above.