Ready for a new Roots album? Not yet…and not soon enough, but it’s coming.
Check out the interview below of ?uestlove and Black Thought for more details.
Here’s an excerpt from the story, and click here to read the whole thing:
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 Billboard.com 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.