"When the People Cheer"

The Roots' next LP is parodically titled And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, but its first single's trap-life satire is somber as well as pointed. Over an elegiac piano and muted Questlove boombap, they go inside a world where "nobody wins but nobody cares" and come out with an aggrieved shoulder shrug.

From The Archives Issue 1208: May 8, 2014
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