New Roots album due out in 2008

    Having just finished VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors Tour with the likes of MC Lyte and Big Daddy Kane, The Roots are going to take their time in releasing their next album. 2007 marks the first time since 1993 that the group hasn’t released any physical album and fans are going to have to wait until 2008 for the next offering.
    Good news? It has a title. Based on the 7 volume set Rising Up and Rising Down by William T. Vollmann, The Roots have adopted the name Rising Dawn and according to a source at Def Jam Records the tentative release date is April 29.
    Rising Dawn also marks the first collaboration with original member Malik B, whose last album as a member of the group was the heralded Things Fall Apart which was released way back in 1999 when the band was still with Geffen Records.
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