As previously reported, The Roots will release their 11th studio album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin on May 13th through Def Jam. Today, the legendary Roots crew has unveiled the album’s artwork, which features a mixed media collage entitled “Pittsburgh Memory” by late New York artist Romare Bearden.
In an interview, Bearden once remarked that his artistic purpose was “to redefine the image of man in the terms of the Negro experience I know best”. The choice of artwork, then, seems especially fitting given the album’s concept, which Black Thought has previously described as “an analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in not only the hip-hop community but in the community.”
The Roots have also unveiled the album’s various deluxe bundles and packages. In addition to the album on CD, mp3, or vinyl, other goodies include t-shirts, signed posters, and photo booklets, among others. Pre-orders are now ongoing.
Below, check out the album’s lead single, “When The People Cheer”: