Keeping true to their word, The Roots are right on time with the second installment of their weekly video releases. This time around we get a short for their single entitled "Tip The Scale," in which we follow a youngster as he walks through his tough neighborhood. Directed by Clifton Bell, the track will feature Philadelphia emcee Dice Raw on the album version. The Roots also left a brief message revealing a little more on their upcoming album undun, which is set to hit stores December 6.
undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford's internal dialogues the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out 'on the corner'. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented--postmortem--and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun.