Published Nov 01, 2011Bit by bit, we've been learning more about the Roots' upcoming 13th LP, Undun, with the unveiling of the album's artwork (see above) being one of the final pieces to the puzzle.
The stark black and white shot shows one kid doing a backflip onto a pile of beat-up mattresses, while two other lil guys watch nearby nonchalantly. It's pure speculation at this point, but perhaps one of these guys is the lead character of Undun, which drummer Questlove described as a "story of this kid who becomes criminal, but he wasn't born criminal." Even if it isn't, it's still a cool shot.
The Philly hip-hop troupe have also released a quick teaser vid, scored by previously previewed number "Make My," that shows the outfit crate digging and mugging for some press shots.
As previously reported, the album comes out December 6 via Def Jam.
Thanks to Nah Right for the tip.