Black Thought Confirms New The Roots Album Is In The Works + Says Band Laid The Foundation For Neo-Soul


(AllHipHop News) Legendary Hip Hop crew The Roots has released 11 albums since 1993 starting with the group’s debut Organix. According to frontman Black Thought, the house band for The Tonight Show is currently working on their next LP. He recently spoke with Consequence of Sound.

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“I feel like we are embarking on a new chapter in our lives and in our careers, so it’s time to either make more music or to stop making music, and we’re not going to stop. Music is on the horizon,” said Black Thought.

While The Roots prepare to drop another project in the near future, the Philadelphia natives’ discography already includes collaborations with some of the most prominent music figures of the last 25 years. That list includes soul singers like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, and Cody ChesnuTT. Black Thought touches on how his band helped usher in the 1990’s sub-genre of R&B known as “Neo-Soul.”

“I feel like what we did with Erykah in the late ‘90s was a moment in time, but it paved the way for other artists,” stated B.T. “I feel like the groundwork we laid was the foundation for what became neo-soul. It was a movement. I feel like that has come and gone and what remains in its wake is just the best parts of it.”

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Watch The Roots video for “You Got Me” featuring Erykah Badu and Eve below.