On December 6th, legendary hip-hop crew The Roots will release their 13th studio album undun. If “Make My”, the album’s first single featuring Mississippi emcee Big K.R.I.T., is any indication, we can safely expect the same genre bending beats and thought-provoking rhymes that have served as the foundation of this group’s storied career.
“Make My” is an immediate repeat listen, opening with a shaky, ear-tingling synth hook that dissolves into a simple, sleepy snare-driven back beat. The album is the group’s second release since becoming permanent residents of NYC. The Roots perform nightly as the house band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. However, the show’s afternoon tapings allow ?uestlove and friends to immerse themselves in the city’s music scene in the evening.
undun follows Wake Up!, their 2010 collaboration with R&B singer John Legend. Though I enjoyed this effort thoroughly, I’m excited for a return to the original formula. The Roots released a video this week that featured the first glimpse of the undun cover art and a black and white Manhattan photoshoot. Check out the new video and stream the first single “Make My” below:
Written by Rob Peoni