The Roots Perform Their "First Opera" For New Album Release Event (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Today (May 19th), The Roots, released their 11th studio album …& Then You Shoot Your Cousin, but last week they manifested the conceptual album at New York City’s Public Theater.

The Roots put on what Questlove describes as “The Roots’ first opera” in promotion of their new album.  Speaking with Okayplayer, Questlove explains why the critically acclaimed group does not make music for the “post-internet music fans” model of music consumption:

‘Post-internet’ music fans have to rush to judgment before really absorbing it. You have to dig deep. Most people are kind of expecting a big, quick payoff. Not say ours is  high art, but we prepare it like we’re at Eleven Madison [Park Restaurant]. Like we’re three Michelin star chefs and it’s an 18 course meal that we’re serving you.

The Roots’ …& Then You Shoot Your Cousin is currently the group’s first #1 album on iTunes. Check out “The Roots’ first opera” below:


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