The Roots' 'Undun' Reissued On Standard & Limited Edition Smoke Color Vinyl
Available on Urban Legends.
The Roots, already a veteran band at the time of the album’s release in December 2011, maintained a sense of artistic urgency, crafting this conceptual album with a loose narrative that follows Undun’s imaginary protagonist, Redford Stevens, through a journey of imbalance, self-reflection, and triumph.
Couched in an impoverished setting, the album features what All Music called “existential rhymes” from the group’s formidable MC, Black Thought, and stellar guests including Big K.R.I.T, Bilal, Phonte and more.
On Billboard, Undun hit No. 2 on the Top Rap Albums chart, No. 4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 17 Billboard Top 200 chart. Sonically, Undun has textured production with orchestral touches, an R&B feel, driving drums and phenomenal musicianship.