After announcing the collaborative LP in January, The Roots and Rock singer-songwriter Elvis Costello have revealed that September 7 will be the release date of Wise Up Ghost. The band is also planning to release their own solo effort & Then You Shoot Your Cousin this year.
With The Roots’ instrumentation, Black Thought goes off the top based off the random discussions between Jimmy Fallon and audience members. Thought takes some good notes.
The rest of the Wu weren’t available so Method Man held things down with The Roots last night on Jimmy Fallon. 20 years later, A&Rs are still clueless as ever.
The Roots have a couple of projects in the works this year and ?uestlove gave an update with Billboard on their collaborative project with Elvis Costello.
The initial plan was to cut just a few tracks, but those sessions proved fruitful enough for the artists to keep going. Says Thompson, “we had 13 or 14 songs, but then we said, ‘Ooh! Wait a minute! Let’s replace four of these songs with four better songs! And now we have the tightest 12-14 song collection out of about 20 songs that we made.”
The band also revealed the title of their next album, & Then You Shoot Your Cousin which may be released this year or next. After the jump, is the lineup for their annual picnic in Philly on June 1st.
A few weeks back at the Brooklyn Bowl for Okayplayer’s annual Holiday Jam, Q-Tip got a helping hand from Black Thought and Talib for “Electric Relaxation”. Relax yourself, please settle down.
Christmas is in 20 days. But the other night, MiMi brought the holiday spirit by performing ”All I Want For Christmas Is You” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with the host and the in-house band.
Here is something you didn’t see on TV. The other night, Melle Mel visited the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and warmed up the audience with “The Message” along with The Roots.