Published May 17, 2010Okay, Roots, enough is enough. We've had it. At first, you promised How I Got Over for release last summer. Then, it was November. In March, you set a June 8 release date, but when you claimed you were working with Joanna Newsom and Jim James in April, we got skeptical. Now, you say that the album will drop June 22, and you've made us excited all over again by including that most promising of album release beacons: an album cover.
Yesterday (May 16), the Roots' label Def Jam posted the new album cover (which can be seen above) and provided this message: "Check out the Roots album cover for their new album How I Got Over, in stores June 22nd!"
We're holding you to this, Roots crew. No more monkeying around. See you June 22. And that covers album better not be far behind.
And that recent announcement on Okayplayer better be correct as well. According to the Roots' online hip-hop community, the band will leak two more songs from the album before its release.
In the next couple of weeks, fans will reportedly be treated to the "tentatively titled 'Web 2.0' which has the Roots keeping it in the fam with features from Truck North and Peedi Crakk, no hook, just monster bars from BT [Black Thought], Truck, and Peedi. After that cut, the next 'single' will be a devastatingly amazing song called 'Dear God' featuring Jim James (of My Morning Jacket fame)."
Hell, maybe the album will come out June 22 after all.