Def Jam Recordings

The Roots – ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin


Def Jam Recordings

The Roots – ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin


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...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is the eleventh studio album by American hip hop band The Roots. The album was released in May 2014 by Def Jam Recordings.

According to Black Thought, the album is conceptual like the previous one, but unlike Undun, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin features several characters in this story, not just one. Black Thought described the album as a satirical look at violence in hip hop and American society overall.” - Wiki

“Few bands can segue from a gig as a chat show's house band to dark, prog-inspired releases, but on And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, the Roots serve up a concept album of tortured stories from a collection of downtrodden and conflicted characters (the group's lead MC, Black Thought, has said the album is a satirical take on stereotypes of the "hood", and those who persevere amid numerous roadblocks to success). Whether sampling rumbling male voices on a version of Mary Lou Williams's The Devil, or leaning on the emotive power of descending minor piano chords on the single When the People Cheer, the Roots have total command of their combination of jazz-influenced hip-hop and social awareness. Black Rock and Understand explore narcotics-ridden, hard-knock life tales, con-trasting sharply with the unexpected optimism that seeps into the closing track, Tomorrow.” – The Guardian

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The Roots


...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin


Def Jam Recordings


Vinyl, LP, Album



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Hip Hop


Conscious, Jazzy Hip-Hop

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