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The Roots ‘undun’ Track List

The 13th album (at this point I’ve given up trying to fact check this) from the legendary Roots crew will be a concept project called undun, and the track list (below) has been revealed. ?uestlove previously told MTV News that it will be a “movie without visuals.”

That sounds a bit too DJ Khaled’esque, but the Philly crew has earned the benefit of a doubt. The album’s first single, “Make My,” is due November 1 on iTunes and features their Def Jam labelmate Big K.R.I.T. I need to hear this STAT.

UPDATE: Listen to ‘Make My’

The former B.R.O.ther ?uestion said the following via press release:

 “At this point in our career we’d like for our work to have a unifying theme, and an experiential quality. We’ve been intentionally making our albums shorter in length so that they can be experienced as a continuous work. The music is band-oriented with an eye on the moody cinematic. As a DJ, I am the King of playlists, but I don’t want our albums to feel like a playlist or a mixtape for that matter. We want to tell stories that work within the album format and we want the stories to be nuanced and useful to people. undun is the story of this kid who becomes criminal, but he wasn’t born criminal. He’s not the nouveau exotic primitive bug-eyed gunrunner like Tupac’s character Bishop in “Juice”… he’s actually thoughtful and is neither victim nor hero. Just some kid who begins to order his world in a way that makes the most sense to him at a given moment… At the end of the day… isn’t that what we all do?”

The video above is a song the Roots created in one take while shooting those John Varvatos Fall/Winter 2011 collection ads you’ve been seeing in mags like GQ and Esquire. Respect the swag.

undun Tracklist

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

October 17, 2011 - Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , ,

12 Comments »

  1. [...] Crew are gearing up to release their first concept album, Undun, on December 6th. Courtesy of Slang Rap Democracy, we now have the official tracklist. Expect to hear the first single, “Make My” [...]

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  3. [...] Props: Aqua [...]

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  5. [...] by Aqua, here is the tracklist for their upcoming album dropping December 6th.  “Make My” [...]

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  7. [...] earlier reports on The Roots new album undun is that it’s a conceptual album that’s a existential retelling of the short life of Redford Step…. Who the hell is Redford Stephens? I don’t know. But if you read our review of their last [...]

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  8. [...] earlier reports on The Roots new album undun is that it’s a conceptual album that’s a existential retelling of the short life of Redford Step…. Who the hell is Redford Stephens? I don’t know. But if you read our review of their last [...]

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  9. [...] Props: Aqua [...]

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  11. [...] concept set, undun. Questo broke it all down through the press release. Take a listen. Props to the brother Aqua. He did the knowledge first. “At this point in our career we’d like for our work to have a [...]

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