The Roots’ New Album Is Really Called & Then You Shoot Your Cousin

By Rob Markman

Throughout their career, the Roots have opened up the boundaries for hip-hop music. The Philadelphia group has not only championed live instrumentation in rap, they’ve also released a number of well-thought-out concept albums with rich and meaningful titles. 1999′s Things Fall Apart was based on Chinua Achebe’s literary masterpiece of the same name and 2002′s Phrenology dealt with discredited 19th-century race science. But the band’s next LP, & Then You Shoot Your Cousin, might have the most interesting title of all. Read the fully story at MTV News.