Friday, February 12, 2016

Listen: The Roots' '...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin'

The Philadelphia band's 13th studio album.

Listen: The Roots' '...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin'

The ´And Then You Shoot Your Cousin...´ album cover, taken from Romare Bearden´s ´Pittsburgh Memory.´
The 'And Then You Shoot Your Cousin...' album cover, taken from Romare Bearden's 'Pittsburgh Memory.'

The Roots new album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin comes out on Tuesday.

Last night, I went to a performance/record listening party at the Public Theater in New York that featured Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson DJing and playing drums and Black Thought rhyming, with the core duo of the Philadelphia rap group and Tonight Show Band joined by a chamber orchestra, sampling artist Jeremy Ellis, beat boxer Rahzel the Godfather of Noize, a didgeridoo player, and various other special guests.

You can read more about that in my And Then You Shoot Your Cousin review, which will be in the Sunday Inquirer A & E section.

In the meantime, you can listen to the album in its entirety on Pitchfork Advance here and check out the first single "When The People Cheer" below.

Previously: Non-Comm gets going Follow in The Mix on Twitter

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