Roots, The - Undun
10th studio album from the Roots originally released in December 2011. The first conceptually-based album from the Roots featuring Big Kirt and Sufjan Steven. Undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford's internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out On the Corner. 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.
LP - 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve with Download.