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And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (Explicit)

The RootsAudio CD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Theme From Middle Of The NightNina Simone 1:27Album Only
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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
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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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Product Details

  • 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 (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,834 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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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
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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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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Main Act Stayed For Half Of The Show May 20, 2014
By Chris
Format:Audio CD
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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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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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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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars They've pulled a Radiohead 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One Man's Opinion June 17, 2014
By Big Ham
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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 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Is this really the Roots? June 13, 2014
By A. Neal
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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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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars huge let down June 4, 2014
Format:Audio CD
I've been a roots fan for a long time, but this album is just filled with garbage. It doesn't give out any kind of cool consistent vibe, instead it's just all over the place, where the few songs that are between the weird interludes just sound kinda cliche. UnDun was way better.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
not a fan of this. it's barely music. just lotsa sounds mostly. i need more blackthought
Published 1 day ago by Josh Hendon
1.0 out of 5 stars This should've been an EP
The first 6 traccs are cool.They start off the album with Ms keeper of the flame her self...Ms Nina Simone,next up is "Never" ft Party Crash reminding me of Young Lyric. Read more
Published 3 days ago by SxS
5.0 out of 5 stars Go roots crew
Another epic roots edition. This issue has some great tracks and some that are a little unusual. But that is the roots pushing the limits of what we view as rap and hip hop. Read more
Published 5 days ago by arthur sheppard
5.0 out of 5 stars Another engaging album from one of the most consistently excellent...
Engaging instrumentation, razor-sharp lyrics from the consistently excellent Black Thought, strong performances from guest lyricists. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Noah B. Stephens
4.0 out of 5 stars I love real music
This CD is different than anything I've heard before. The Roots have pulled out something totally unique. It takes getting used to if you are expecting the same old stuff. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Valerie
5.0 out of 5 stars Mature and cinematic.
A mature album that feels cinematic and can only be pulled off by artists with experience. There aren't many artists, especially in hip hop that could make a statement about the... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Domjell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The Roots keep it hot, the rhymes drip with intelligence. Try to keep up.
Published 13 days ago by Whitney
4.0 out of 5 stars it's like a pill...
Damn...

Finally couldn't sleep and in a very introspective moment wrapped myself in a blanket and my headphones and got immersed in this album. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Nathan
5.0 out of 5 stars This is ART
What is missing in music today is artistic expressions. Regardless of the genre, too many entertainers are not artists and only make music to sell. The Roots is an anomaly. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Yogi TheBro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The Roots do it again. 5 stars
Published 25 days ago by David K
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