The Roots – undun | Album Stream

Over the last fours weeks, The Legendary Roots Crew have been wetting our appetite with their four-part video series for their highly anticipated forthcoming album, undun. Now with seven days left until the release (December 6th) of their first ever full concept album, the band have linked up with, NPR to give fans an early listen to the 39 minute, 14 track Def Jam distributed project.

Click here to listen to the full album stream

As well as the stream, NPR have also written up a preview of the LP. Below is an excerpt from the article…

The record’s most affecting element, however, is its lyricism, led with gimmick-less seriousness by Black Thought, a rapper whose storytelling is unencumbered by sophomoric jocularity or false cartoonishness. His desolation is unvarnished and striking in “I Remember,” in which he darkly rhymes, “I drew a two of hearts from a deck of cards / A stock trick from my empty repertoire / Another hopeless story, never read at all / I’m better off looking for the end where the credits are.” He’s given fleeting respite from the stress of the drug trade in “Kool On,” but is harshly pulled back to earth the next morning in “The OtherSide,” where paranoia surrounds him again: “We obviously need to tone it down a bit / Running around town spending time like it’s counterfeit.”