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listen  1. Theme From Middle Of The NightNina Simone 1:27Album Only
listen  2. Never [feat. Patty Crash] [Explicit]The Roots 3:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. When The People Cheer [feat. Modesty Lycan] [Explicit]The Roots 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The DevilMary Lou Williams0:38Album Only
listen  5. Black Rock [feat. Dice Raw] [Explicit]The Roots 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Understand [feat. Dice Raw] [Explicit]The Roots 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Dies IraeMichel Chion 1:07Album Only
listen  8. The Coming [feat. Mercedes Martinez]The Roots 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Dark (Trinity) [feat. Dice Raw] [Explicit]The Roots 5:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Unraveling [feat. Raheem DeVaughn]The Roots 4:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Tomorrow [feat. Raheem DeVaughn]The Roots 5:06$1.29  Buy MP3 

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From Philly street corner buskers to hip-hop pioneers to perpetually touring live act to late-night television house band, legendary hip-hop group The Roots have never been one to rest on their laurels. After more than 15 years, the critically acclaimed, award-winning band continues to reinvent themselves and remains one of music’s most enduring and forward-thinking groups.

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  • Audio CD (May 19, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Def Jam
  • ASIN: B00JJWE3Y4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,003 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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From Philly street corner buskers to hip-hop pioneers to perpetually touring live act to late-night television house band, legendary hip-hop group, The Roots, have never been one to rest on their laurels. After more than 15 years, the critically-acclaimed, award-winning band continues to reinvent themselves and remains one of music's most enduring and forward-thinking groups. The Grammy award-winning band returns with their 11th album, ...and then you shoot your cousin. Package: Jewel-case, containing 11 tracks.

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I would rather give it one and a half stars(just to be generous).
FWJR
I've been a fan of the Roots since the beginning and what they've always brought to the table is evolution.
J. Molina
Its been a while since a hip hop album grabbed my attention in the way this one has.
Mr. Pa Walsh

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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By iGotOnMyBackpack on May 19, 2014
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They are kinda losing me here. You're one of the best groups in rap. You have one of the best and most underrated emcees in rap as your lead vocalist. Yet he appears on less than 50% of the album. Black Thought has somehow managed to become a guest artist on his own album. Don't get me wrong, the execution of this album is great but you can tell Quest has full creative control with Thought hitchhiking a ride. Hopefully we get more Tariq on future albums.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Chris on May 20, 2014
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The Roots are one of the few hip-hop groups that have actually been able to stay relevant for a decent amount of time. 20 years after their debut and they're still going strong. Their newest album "...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin" continues their trend of solid albums, though this one has a few unwelcome surprises.
Despite the fact that The Roots have been around for the last 20 years, the last few albums have been some of their best work. "Undun" is arguably the best album they've released to date, which is no small statement. The single from &TYSYC "When The People Cheer" seemed to continue the trend that Undun started being much more moody than their last work and it seemed that the rest of this album was going to be more of that, which by no means was a bad thing. "When The People Cheer" is by far the most moody of the work on this album, but the majority of the rest of the album is more of a mix of that with some of their older more upbeat stuff.
For old Roots fans, there's a lot to like here. Phenomenal production values throughout the album are expected as well as Black Thought being amazing as always. There are a few classic pieces of work here that fans of The Roots will immediately like such as "When The People Cheer", "Tomorrow", and "Understand". These tracks stand out as some of the better pieces of work here and even rival some of the older stuff that The Roots have put out.
Now the bad. This album is incredibly short. You're looking at a project just barely over half an hour. Eleven tracks are here, and if they were all full songs, then there would be no issues here.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Andre S. Grindle TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 20, 2014
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As I was reading earlier? This album marks an important stage in the career of The Roots. Following the release of his book Mo' Meta Blues,Questlove not only found himself in the position of reviewing the musical inspirations of his past as well as biographical information but also having the opportunity to look at another fact. By that time,all the members of The Roots had entered into middle age. Not only had they become a late night TV mainstay but Queslove himself had become a cultural commentator and modern iconoclast. The Roots had long stood for championing what had once been considered by some to be a low tech alternative music for angry teenagers into a fully formed and authentic art of their era-much as Public Enemy had done before them. Also sure that Questlove,Tarik,"Captain Kirk" Douglas and the other members of the band also took a look around them at the scared landscape surrounding the black community's side of Generation X. They are all a part of this generation. And so is President Obama. That generation that once proclaimed to rage against the machine ARE the machine now. And with their history,progression and a certain future ahead of them? The Roots have decided to make a conceptual comment on the situation.Read more ›
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Steven G Roach on May 28, 2014
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I love The Roots and always have. I've purchased everything that I was aware they put out. I'm sure this is good....for some folks. But it is not a hip-hop album. Just a concept album with about 8 minutes of solid rap music.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Big Ham on June 17, 2014
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This CD is a letdown for me. After a couple of plays, I haven't went back to this CD. No sparks here. Black Thought and Dice Raw can definitely hold their own, but I have other CDS that has pushed this out of rotation.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tmac17 on July 24, 2014
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Not the roots of old. Black thoughts verses are to short and too & far between. There is no fluency at all here. I was afraid being on Jimmy Fallon would destroy these guys. I haven't given up on them just yet. They have been amazing since the 90s... But, I will only give them one more album. If they don't get back to their roots on the next one...I'm going to symbolically(and sadly) put them on the shelf next to the black eyed peas.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Neal on June 13, 2014
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I have every Roots release and absolutely love everyone of them. Several CDs are my favorite CDs of all time. This one? Wow, what is this? Is everyone depressed? Did Questlove give away his drum set? Who wrote these tired old, desolate songs? Supremely disappointed. I've listened to it all the way through 3 times and will likely never pick it up again. I guess it's a good thing that some reviewers are pleased. Me, I'll wait for the next release. Maybe they'll feel like partying again.
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