The Roots are beginning to hype their upcoming concept album, undun, which is set for release on Dec. 6. Each Tuesday (starting last week) at 12:06 a.m., the hip-hop group will release a concept video that features a condensed version of a track from the upcoming album up until the release day of undun.
The first week we got to hear some of “Make My,” which featured a verse by Big K.R.I.T. Last night, the band posted their second video, which is for the song “Tip The Scale” and gives us some background behind the concept of the album. The quote at the beginning reads as follows:
“undun is the story of this kid who becomes criminal, but he wasn’t born criminal. He’s not the nouveau exotic primitive- bug-eyed gunrunner… he’s actually thoughtful and is neither victim nor hero. Just some kid who begins to order his world in a way that makes the most sense to him at a given moment… At the end of the day… isn’t that what we all do?”
Check out both videos below and check back next Tuesday for the next update.