The Roots have blessed us with the first single off their upcoming 13th studio album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. “When The People Cheer” is an exquisite mash-up of hip-hop meets jazz meets classical. The track has many layers, and is just a small glimpse of what we can expect from the album. Black Thought spoke with XXL earlier this year about the project, stating:
“It’s conceptual; it’s another concept album in the spirit of undun, but it’s not just about just one kind of character, we create quite a few different characters in this record. It’s satire, but in that satire it’s an analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in not only the Hip-Hop community, but in the community. I don’t know if that makes any sense.”
This track leaves us anticipating more from the legendary group. Listen for yourself below.
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