Black Thought & ?uestlove Talk New Roots LP

blame it on Shake June 6, 2011

During a convo with Billboard, Thought and ?uest reveal some details about the Legendary Roots Crew’s follow up to 2010’s How I Got Over. A concept album with orchestral arrangements…

“This is going to be our first full-fledged narrative concept album. 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… It’s going to be heavy on sort of orchestral chamber music with harder beats in it.”- ?uest

Black Thought added that conceptually, the album will stem from the “same idea” as How I Got Over, but “kind of flipped. Instead of from dark to light, it’s an album that goes from light to dark”.

Black says that in a perfect world the album would come out this November, but he thinks a 2012 release is more likely.

  • 2004

    damn… How I Got Over was my personal favorite album of ’10 and i thought it was their last album too. great news, certainly looking forward. They know how to change it up every album making it always sound unique and keeping the listeners interested

  • ventley


  • Sounds great. So a new Roots LP and a Black Thought solo album.

    The Roots >

  • marty mcfly

    On of my top 3 favorite songs last year = The Fire

  • marty mcfly

    ONE of…

  • gay-z

    wow, this is the best news I’ve read in weeks. a conceptual album from the roots, yeah what the fuck?!

    and orchestral arrangements?! that sounds great. here in germany we have a musician called “peter fox” (you should google him). he did his soloalbum “stadtaffe” with just orchestral arragements and great lyrics. this was one of the best albums I’ve ever heard in my entire life.

  • gay-z

    for those who are interested in peter fox watch this: I remeber kanye posted this video on his blog.