The Roots prep “orchestral” new concept album | Music News


One of the greatest collectives in the history of Hip Hop, The Legendary Roots Crew are preparing to record their tenth Roots album. Speaking to Billboard.com’s Associate Editor, Monica Herrera, The Roots’ drummer/producer ?uestlove stated that the band are working on an orchestral concept album.

“This is going to be our first full-fledged narrative concept album,” ?uest said. “It’s going to be a challenge to figure out how to get from point A to B — or in this case, point B to point A — and have it seem natural” Speaking on the the sound of the album, ?uestlove explained that “It’s going to be heavy on sort of orchestral chamber music with harder beats in it”.

The title of the forthcoming album, which the band hope to release in November but believe will drop in January or February 2012, has yet to be released and is said to have a “one-word title that’s spelled incorrectly,”.

Head over to Billboard, to read the full interview.