Listen to The Roots' New Single, "When the People Cheer" - Mocha Man Style
Listen to The Roots’ New Single, “When the People Cheer”
In between their regular gig on the Tonight Show, recording albums with musical icons such as Elvis Costello, and playing “Let It Go” on... Listen to The Roots’ New Single, “When the People Cheer”

In between their regular gig on the Tonight Show, recording albums with musical icons such as Elvis Costello, and playing “Let It Go” on toy instruments with Idina Menzel, The Roots have recorded a new album.

Set to be released on May 20th, “And Then You Shoot Your Cousin,” is an experimental concept album that is told from different character’s points-of-view. Lead vocalist Black Thought describes the album as a satiric analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in hip-hop community and in mainstream society. The album’s artwork features the Romare Bearden collage “Pittsburgh Memory.”

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The first single, “When the People Cheer,” directly addresses these common stereotypes with some clever lyrics.

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