The Roots "Tip the Scale" (video)
Published Nov 08, 2011In anticipation of the Roots' new album Undun, the Philadelphia hip-hoppers are releasing a new video each Tuesday until the album drops on December 6. Last week, we showed you the clip for "Make My," and now the group have unveiled the video for "Tip the Scale."
The statement at the beginning of the vid reads:
Undun is the story of this kid who becomes a criminal, but he wasn't born criminal. He's not the nouveau exotic primitive bug-eyed gunrunner... he's actually thoughtful and is neither victim nor hero. Just some kid who begins to order his world in a way that makes the most sense to him at any given moment... At the end of the day... isn't that what we all do?
Whereas the visuals for "Make My" prominently featured gun violence, "Tip the Scale" nicely captures a kid walking through the rough streets of his neighbourhood. Check out the video below.
Undun is due out via Def Jam.