Late final week, the Roots debuted a brand new music that includes Erykah Badu and Tierra Whack known as “Misunderstood.” The music was premiered on New York’s Scorching 97, whose Funk Flex challenged the Roots to launch new music. “I challenged The Roots final week, and so they delivered large time,” Flex stated on air earlier than introducing “Misunderstood,” which was produced by Questlove and Jorun Bombay. “The knock on that is loopy … That is so imply.”
Sharing the second on social media, Questlove captioned: “I been ready my complete life to bomb a music. That is my Xmas @funkflex @hot97 thanks! @theRoots ‘Misunderstood’ feat @tierrawhack @erykahbadu. Produced by @jorunbombay I promise we’ll rap up #ENDgame (our seventeenth lp) PRONTO!”
This comes a few years after Black Thought instructed us about the Roots’ in-the-works album Finish Sport, remarking on the way it’ll be their first LP with out longtime supervisor and producer Richard Nichols, who died in 2014.
“There’s one thing to be stated about this being our first Roots venture that we’re going to place out with out [Richard Nichols] on the helm,” Black Thought instructed us in 2020. “It’s a brand new starting, in that manner. Has the subject material modified? No. Are we releasing a celebration album? No. However I really feel just like the songs we’re choosing from, I feel it’s a return to one thing, sonically, that feels acquainted. The songs that we’ve got for Finish Sport really feel Roots-y, if that makes any sense. And the options we’ve got to this point. It’s what you’d count on. I’m not going to spoil any of the visitor appearances, but it surely’s who you’d count on. However the materials is well timed, and timeless.”
Hear “Misunderstood” under.