The Roots Don’t Have Any Yes-Men In Their Crew
Black Thought and Questlove of The Roots swung by The Breakfast Club to discuss their latest release, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin. While with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God they talked about how working with Jimmy Fallon effected them creatively, staying connected to their hometown and arguing over creative differences.
Thought and Quest shared that occasional flare ups between band members are par for the course for a crew that’s been together for 20 years. In fact they think its for the betterment of the group.
“I think that’s a good thing,” Questlove explained “We’re in a situation in which we don’t know what yes-men are.”
This is just the latest of the Roots revealing promotional swing for the project. During an earlier interview with Sway, they talked about his the album’s title was inspired by a KRS-One lyric.
“The inspiration behind the actual title was a line from KRS-One back in the day about emcees being more worried about their financial backin’//steady packin’ the gat as if something is gonna happen//but then it doesn’t//you wind up shooting your cousin//you’re buggin’. So it’s about the irony in that. After all we been through, so many movements, so many generations have come and gone. So many people have kind of fought and died for the freedoms you have and for you to make the choices that you do, and that we do,” said Black Thought.
Watch their 35-minute talk with the Breakfast Club below.