Thursday, December 1, 2011

new: The Roots - Undun

Relearning how to devour new music made all the sweeter with a new album from The Roots. Undun is a concept album from the supremely talented Philadelphia hip-hop act.

The story follows Redford Stevens life and eventual death, a victim of the drug trade. NPR's Charlie Kaplin puts it well:

"Along the way, no verse is wasted, no optimism is spared; each line is like a shovelful of dirt on Redford's coffin. At 39 minutes, undun feels like a lifetime, because it is one."

Hear the album in it's entirety at NPR. Undun is out December 6th.

The Roots - One Time ft Phonte & Dice Raw by Punablog

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