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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Roots preparing 2 LP's for 2013

As the title of this post reveals, The Legendary Roots Crew are planning to release not only one but two full-length projects this year. The first will continue the always interesting series of collaborations between The Roots band and legendary artists (including albums with Al Green, Betty Wright, and John Legend). This time its no lesser of a man than new wave / punk rock pioneer Elvis Costello who's under the spotlight, and recorded the full length album "Wise Up Ghost" with ?uest, Kamal, Poyser, and the gang. The LP is slated for a September 17 release via the great Blue Note Records. Following that, the band will return to their hip-hop roots for their 12:th studio album which right now carries the working title "...& Then You Shoot Your Cousin". And to get you in the proper mood for this great news, I threw in the fantastic The Roots cut "The Grand Return" which was recorded for their 2008 opus "Rising Down" but was unfortunately left off the tracklist only to appear as a bonus track on the digital versions. It's a great track that fits very well in the overall vibe of that album; whenever I load the LP up on my iPod i always include this track.


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