The legendary Roots crewâ€™s new studio album undun is out today through Island Def Jam. This release marks their first conceptually-based album and is based on a complex youth who struggles to define himself within a troubled inner city milieu and dies in the process. The albumâ€™s first single â€œMake Myâ€ featuring Big K.R.I.T was released November 1st oniTunes.
undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redfordâ€™s internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out â€˜on the cornerâ€™. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented–postmortem–and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun