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The Roots: New Album


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Amidst The Roots' busy schedule, from performing as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to recently fronting a Pre-Emmy Awards jam session, the legendary crew has returned with their latest musical creation, a new album entitled undun (Island Def Jam). Set for release on December 6, 2011, undun marks the first conceptually-based album from The Roots.

The album's first single, “Make My" featuring Big K.R.I.T. is set for release November 1 on iTunes. In addition to their new album, The Roots are set to perform in New York City on November 29 and 30 and December 5 at the Highline Ballroom.

undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford's internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out 'on the corner.' Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented—postmortem—and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun.


  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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