Questlove of The Roots recently disclosed to Billboard that the collective’s next album will be coming either later this year or in early 2014 and will be dubbed & Then You Shoot Your Cousin. In addition to the anticipated new group compilation, the guys will also be letting loose a work with the legendary Elvis Costello. This follows the announcement of the 2013 Lineup for The Roots picnic here.
About The Roots
The Roots are an American Grammy Award-winning hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are known for a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which includes live instrumentals. Malik B., Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band, originally called The Square Roots.
Since their first independent album release, the band has released 10 studio albums, two EPs, two collaboration albums and have collaborated with a wide range of artists from different genres. The Roots have served as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon since its premiere in 2009. The Roots’ work has been repeatedly met with critical acclaim. About.comranked them #7 on its list of the 25 Best Rap Groups of All-Time, describing them as “Hip-hop’s first legitimate band.”