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The Roots Announce New Album Undun, Preview a Track Now

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By: Spacelab Research Staff
October 17, 2011
The Roots have officially announced their plans for a new album titled Undun, to be released via Island Def Jam with a release date of Dec. 6. It's a combination of the Roots vision of combining street rap and high art ambitions into one cohesive vehicle. Add to that the Roots Undun tells the story of the life of Redford Stephens, and you've got a dynamite package.

"We’ve been intentionally making our albums shorter in length so that they can be experienced as a continuous work," said drummer ?uestlove. "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."

Check out the track "Make My" from The Roots Undun above.

The Roots - Undun Track List
1. Sleep
2. Make My
3. One Time
4. Kool On
5. The Jump
6. Stomp
7. Lighthouse
8. I Remember
9. Tip The Scale
10. Redford
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