Undun(Explicit Version) CD (2011)

Artist: Roots

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 225637830
UPC 602527869636
UPC 14 00602527869636
Format CD
Release Date 12/6/2011
Author Roots
Associated Artist/Work Angry String Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Ash
Associated Artist/Work Legend, John
Technical Info
CatalogID B 001628202
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 12/05/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602527869636
Musical Guests
Big Krit
Dice Raw
Greg Porn
Truck North
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Tariq Trotter (vocals); Captain Kirk Douglas (guitar); Dame "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson (sousaphone); Kamal Gray, James Poyser (keyboards); Ahmir Thompson (drums); Frank "Knuckles" Walker (percussion).
Recording information: A House Called Quest, Philadelphia, PA; DaCrib, Philadelphia, PA; Downtown Music Studios, New York, NY; FNL Studios, Philadelphia, PA; Grind Music Studios; MSR Studios, New York, NY; The Boom Room, Philadelphia, PA.
Just weeks after releasing their full-length collaboration with Miami soul legend Betty Wright (Betty Wright: The Movie), the Roots keep firing with Undun, their 13th studio album. While many of the group's albums have been unified sonically, Undun is cohesive from a lyrical standpoint, as it is an "existential retelling" of the life of a person named Redford Stevens, who was born in 1974 and died in 1999.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "[T]he Roots have always been at their best expressing quiet desperation and spinning old-school tales of struggling upward." -- Grade: A-
Alternative Press (p.104) - "The 10-song disc documents the crime-riddled life of fictional character Redford Stephens....It's some of their best work to date."
Paste (magazine) - "UNDUN is a brilliant reminder of the power of the emcee as storyteller, the possibility of 40 minutes of music lending itself to a thoughtful character and plot."
Disc 1
1 Dun
2 Sleep - (featuring Big K.R.I.T.)
3 Make My - (featuring Dice Raw/Big K.R.I.T.)
4 One Time - (featuring Phonte)
5 Kool On - (featuring Greg Porn/Truck North)
6 OtherSide, The
7 Stomp - (featuring Greg Porn)
8 Lighthouse
9 I Remember
10 Tip the Scale - (featuring Dice Raw)
11 Redford Suite: Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)
12 Redford Suite: Possibility (2nd Movement)
13 Redford Suite: Will To Power (3rd Movement)
14 Redford Suite: Finality (4th Movement)
Product Attributes
Artist Roots
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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