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The Roots - Undun - New Album, 6th December, 2011

RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
edited January 2012 in The Essence
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Following the huge success of How I Got Over, The Roots have released news that their next album will be their first true concept album and it will be coming on 6th December, 2011. Having listened to The Roots for years, we know that every chance we get to hear the production and more especially Black Thought over ?uestlove's arrangements make our taste buds go into overdrive. This release should be no different.

What do you think to it being a a concept album? Hyped? Chime in!!

Props Lou, here's the Artwork and Tracklist:
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01. Sleep
02. Make My (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
03. One Time
04. Kool On
05. The Jump
06. Stomp
07. Lighthouse
08. I Remember
09. Tip the Scale
10. Redford

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Hyped!
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  • stupot0607stupot0607 Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    Im definitly excited that its a concept album, i think The Roots could pull it off well. Wonder what it will be though?
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    stupot0607 wrote: »
    Im definitly excited that its a concept album, i think The Roots could pull it off well. Wonder what it will be though?

    The Undun??? What could it be??? I was wondering as well; the 'How I Got Over' theme was well thought out, but this must be a complete concept album if that wasn't.

    It's interesting though and I'm excited for the same reasons… just to hear Black Thought is amazing though.
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  • stupot0607stupot0607 Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    The Undun??? What could it be??? I was wondering as well; the 'How I Got Over' theme was well thought out, but this must be a complete concept album if that wasn't.

    It's interesting though and I'm excited for the same reasons… just to hear Black Thought is amazing though.

    They should go for the concept 100% whatever it is, just go for a all out Cinematic experience, make it the most obvious concept album ever, im thinking on the lines of Deltron 3030 or Long Hot Summer.
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    stupot0607 wrote: »
    They should go for the concept 100% whatever it is, just go for a all out Cinematic experience, make it the most obvious concept album ever, im thinking on the lines of Deltron 3030 or Long Hot Summer.

    Yeah, I think concept albums like that are mind-bogglingly good; but it's very difficult to follow the two mentioned tracks that you dropped. Pretty sure they'll smash Nicolay & Kay's Time:Line though and I don't see why it couldn't be as good as ALHS and 3030, it's just that they're two of the greatest albums ever!!
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  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,401 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    HIGO has become my accompanying piece in this very troubled times
    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

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  • Sep-00Sep-00 Posts: 210
    edited October 2011
    ready for it. when i hear concept album masta ace is the first to pop up.
  • t. webbt. webb Posts: 2,737 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    Can't wait.....
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    Sep-00 wrote: »
    ready for it. when i hear concept album masta ace is the first to pop up.

    A Long Hot Summer is THE concept album, the album was just wayyyy too polished for its own good, greatest skits of all time to go with it too.

    Ace is flawless… hoping that he drops his new 'ish soon.
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  • andre_1024andre_1024 Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
  • ustreet_monstaustreet_monsta Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    The Roots are the ONLY Hip Hop act I check for religiously.

    I kinda feel like Things Fall Apart and Phrenology were concept records. It'll be interesting to see what they do with this.
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    The Roots are the ONLY Hip Hop act I check for religiously.

    I kinda feel like Things Fall Apart and Phrenology were concept records. It'll be interesting to see what they do with this.

    That's why it's really interesting, because arguably 'How I Got Over' also had a theme, so they must be going all out with the concept!
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  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher Make Reasonable Choices. H. E. Double Hockey SticksPosts: 52,385 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    Will be looking forward to this. I hope they can follow up How I got Over!
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    Lou Cypher wrote: »
    Will be looking forward to this. I hope they can follow up How I got Over!

    Most definitely, I think they can as well… they're always at the top of their game and Black Thought will be creative on a concept record… I can imagine anyway.
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  • skeepskeep Posts: 298
    edited October 2011
    Roots albums are always good if not great. Looking forward to this one.
  • Sep-00Sep-00 Posts: 210
    edited October 2011
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    A Long Hot Summer is THE concept album, the album was just wayyyy too polished for its own good, greatest skits of all time to go with it too.

    Ace is flawless… hoping that he drops his new 'ish soon.

    true that. Sittin on Chrome was a good one too.
  • #Chief#Chief Posts: 19
    edited October 2011
    The tracklisting was released earlier today and the first leak is Make My feat. Big K.R.I.T. Good stuff right here.
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    Sep-00 wrote: »
    true that. Sittin on Chrome was a good one too.

    Definitely, man I love Ace.
    #Chief wrote: »
    The tracklisting was released earlier today and the first leak is Make My feat. Big K.R.I.T. Good stuff right here.

    Props!!! :tu

    Love the beat, sounds good so far.
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  • rip.dillarip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Posts: 17,401 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    Copping man
    ... always immediately go for my boobs ... She feelin me up like "are those your nipples?" I'm like "don't touch there. my money is there." So she's running my hips and thighs ...

    Westie wrote: »
    Lol what is cunting?

    Lol i like it. I am cunting.





  • Sep-00Sep-00 Posts: 210
    edited October 2011
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    Definitely, man I love Ace.



    Props!!! :tu

    Love the beat, sounds good so far.

    props. gotta listen to a couple more times
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2011
    Sep-00 wrote: »
    props. gotta listen to a couple more times

    Seems to be making its circuit on the blogs now, I can't see how this album won't be great, amazing to hear Thought again; has to be up there with the all time greats. I anticipate a release from him more so than I do Nas.
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  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher Make Reasonable Choices. H. E. Double Hockey SticksPosts: 52,385 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Yo ruff, they just released the album cover. Can update First post if you would like.

    the-roots-undun-HHNM.png

    01. Sleep
    02. Make My (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
    03. One Time
    04. Kool On
    05. The Jump
    06. Stomp
    07. Lighthouse
    08. I Remember
    09. Tip the Scale
    10. Redford

    Release Date December 6th, 2011

    I want there to be more features. While how i got over had a lot of features, they were all dope imo.
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    WOAHHHHH!!! Front cover is dope! Not that I'm surprised, I think they choose the best front covers, period!!

    K.R.I.T's getting a lot of features, strange that he was boo'd off in NY.

    I wanted another Blu collab, he suited the production of How I Got Over perfectly and he was able to keep up with Black Thought too.
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  • lamontbdclamontbdc 16th & UPosts: 18,824 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    that's a sick album cover. i will go out and buy this cd
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    lamontbdc wrote: »
    that's a sick album cover. i will go out and buy this cd

    No doubt, like all of their albums!!
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  • stupot0607stupot0607 Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Great Cover, im hoping it lives up to my expectations...
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