Published Apr 14, 2014Not all of the details behind the Roots' upcoming …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin have been unveiled just yet, but the group have offered up the artwork for us to gaze at before the album drops May 20.
The cover showcases a 1964 mixed-media piece from the late New York City artist Romare Bearden called "Pittsburgh Memory." As you can see above, the collage-styled piece presents two figures with cut-and-paste features standing against a city landscape. The original piece currently belongs to the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York.
On top of the cover reveal, the Roots have now put up pre-order packages for …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. A tracklisting has yet to be revealed, but you can order the album on CD and LP, as well as nab either in a bundle featuring a T-shirt emblazoned with Bearden's artwork, and a signed poster. You can get more details over here.
While a tracklisting for the set has yet to arrive, the Roots did unveil the album's "When the People Cheer" earlier this month.
Vocalist Black Thought had previously explained that the record is conceptual and full of different characters, adding that the record is "satire, but in that satire it's an analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in not only the hip-hop community, but in the community."