After hearing three of the four closing movements on the Roots’ upcoming new Undun LP yesterday, we’re now hearing a proper track from the record. It’s “One Time,” a somber cut that features the Philly band’s frontman, Black Thought, trading verses with previous collaborators Dice Raw and Phonte. As you might expect from the players involved, the track is an absolute beast lyrically and technically.
And even though we don’t know exactly how it fits into the story being told on Undun — it’s a concept album about a young man who leads a life of crime — that doesn’t mean it hasn’t stayed on repeat since it hit the web. Although, I know I can’t wait to hear how it sounds within the context of Undun, which drops Dec. 6. Stream the track below. [2DBz]