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Questlove Announces Release Date For The Roots Next Single

(AllHipHop News) The first single from The Roots’ forthcoming album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin has a release date. The band’s drummer Questlove announced on Instagram when the track “When The People Cheer” will be available for purchase.

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The photo below included the caption: 1st single from our 16th album “…..and then you shoot your cousin” in stores May 13th 2014 on Def Jam. @RootsOfficial #WhenThePeopleHear.

The Roots lead emcee Black Thought had already revealed And Then You Shoot Your Cousin will be another concept album. The group’s 2011 LP Undun was also a conceptual release.

“It’s not just about just one kind of character, we create quite a few different characters in this record,” said Black Thought. “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.”

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