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Check out the interview below of ?uestlove and Black Thought for more details.

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For the follow-up to The Roots‘ 2010 album, “How I Got Over,” drummer ?uestlove says the veteran hip-hop band is planning a “concept album” with orchestral arrangements.

“This is going to be our first full-fledged narrative concept album,” ?uestlove told at New York’s Buddakan, where he and frontman Black Thought hosted an event Wednesday to promote two upcoming events in their hometown of Philadelphia: this Saturday’s (June 4) Roots Picnic festival, and Philly’s Fourth of July Jam. “It’s going to be a challenge to figure out how to get from point A to B — or in this case, point B to point A,” he hinted, “and have it seem natural.”

Black Thought added that conceptually, the album will stem from the “same idea” as “How I Got Over,” but “kind of flipped. Instead of from dark to light, it’s an album that goes from light to dark,” he explained.