The Roots "Understand" (video)

The Roots 'Understand' (video)
It'll be a few more days before we get to fully grasp the Roots' upcoming 11th studio effort, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, but the long-running rap team are giving us an idea of what to expect via a new animated video for the gospel organ-heavy single "Understand."

None of the band make an appearance in the video, instead putting the focus on a phantom-powered organ rippling out the soul-stirring hook sans-hands. Helping sing the song is a constantly morphing head on a spit, while the star of the clip may well be a folded-up Benjamin Franklin figure trying to evade the cops.

All of this takes place as Black Thought storytelling delivers lines about Madame Tussauds wax museum, covertly hiding funds in a box, and being tossed in a police cruiser for running that drug game.

As previously reported, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin arrives May 20.