Throughout their career, the Roots have opened up the boundaries for hip-hop music. The Philadelphia group has not only championed live instrumentation in rap, they’ve also released a number of well-thought-out concept albums with rich and meaningful titles. 1999’s Things Fall Apart was based on Chinua Achebe’s literary masterpiece of the same name and 2002’s Phrenology dealt with discredited 19th-century race science. But the band’s next LP, & Then You Shoot Your Cousin, might have the most interesting title of all.READ MORE
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