The legendary band The Roots will be releasing the long-delayed album “How I Got Over” on June 8 on Def Jam, according to a Twitter post from drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.
Roots Set Date For New Album
The track list for the album has yet to be announced, but it is likely to include the high-energy, soul-tinged title track, which the Roots debuted last June on “Late Night” and often perform as the warm-up song before show tapings.
In other news, the Roots yesterday began recording a new album with Booker T. Jones of Booker T and the MGs. The project will be the follow-up to Jones’ Grammy-winning 2009 Anti- album “Potato Hole” and is expected to feature a handful of special guest vocalists.
As previously reported, tickets are on sale today for the third Roots Picnic, to be held June 5 at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier. The Roots will perform alongside Vampire Weekend, Clipse and a special, as-yet-unannounced reunion from a legendary hip-hop group.