The Roots Open Up A New Chamber With Raheem DeVaughn on Tomorrow (Audio)
Some say that since 2004’s The Tipping Point, Black Thought and The Roots crew have been making nothing short of dark albums. Although the acclaim continues to grow for the Philadelphia mainstays, radio play and Top 40 alludes the former Geffen/MCA Records three-time Grammy Award-winners.
Well, as …& Then You Shoot Your Cousin (artwork below) prepares for release, ?uestlove and Tuba Gooding and the rest of the clique drop off “Tomorrow.” Featuring another representative of the Interstate 95 Washington D.C. to New York corridor, the song breathes some hope back into the music, while still making some jarring commentary about common attitudes of 2014.
With The Roots’ continuously going in new creative directions, could this sound capture the crossover success enjoyed by Aloe Blacc and Gnarls Barkley, while still being artistically challenging?
If you were in the studio with The Illa-Fifth, what would you tell the band as they record their next project?