The Roots release the first in what will be a series of videos from their upcoming Def Jam album The Roots undun. The Philly originated band will release the next three at 12:06pm the next three Tuesdays leading up to release on 12/06. Watch the clip for “Make My” directed by Clifton Bell. Make sure you look out next week for “Stomp.”
undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford’s internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out ‘on the corner’. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented–postmortem–and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun.
The Roots undun is in stores Dec 6th, 2011 on Def Jam