Published Mar 05, 2010Fans of Philadelphia hip-hop boundary pushers the Roots have been left pretty high and dry when it comes to details surrounding the release of their ninth studio LP, How I Got Over. The album was supposed to drop last June, before getting pushed back to October, November, February, March and finally, April. Now, it seems the date might actually be settled.
According to Billboard via a post on drummer Questlove's Twitter, How I Got Over will get its official release on June 8 courtesy of Def Jam. The release date was reportedly pushed back because the band kept recording new material at the studio where they play house band for Jimmy Fallon.
While the Roots have yet to release a tracklist or cover, the titular lead single has been out for almost a year now, as "How I Got Over" was released in anticipation of the original June 2009 release date.
In related Roots news, the band have reportedly begun recording a follow-up album to 2008's Potato Hole with Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MGs. The Roots also recently revealed the line-up to the Annual Roots Picnic, which this year features Vampire Weekend, the Clipse and, as far as we can tell, a RUN-DMC reunion. Not to mention that Questlove may be starting a supergroup with Amy Winehouse.
Will she be invited to the Booker T. recordings? We wouldn't rule it out entirely.