Legendary Philadelphia hip hop crew The Roots, widely regarded as the greatest ever live hop hop band, follow the release of their universally acclaimed fifth studio album, 'Phrenology' with the March 31st release of their new single "The Seed 2.0". The single features the soon to be legendary Cody Chesnutt, who recently popped up in the Strokes "Last Nite" video and whose debut album "The Headphone Masterpiece" has been earning rave reviews. The release of the single coincides with The Roots' arrival on these shores for the following 3 UK dates : March 28 - Manchester, Academy, March 29 - London, Brixton Academy, and March 30 - Bristol, Academy.
"Phrenology" is the long awaited follow up to 1999's Things Fall Apart, which featured the Grammy Award winning single "You Got Me.", and features guest appearances from Jill Scott, Nelly Furtado, Musiq, Talib Kweli, Amiri Baraka and Cody Chestnutt.
'Phrenology' will be available in 2 versions : the standard version & a Limited Edition version incl. a Bonus DVD. The bonus DVD contains live footage from the MTV 2 Dollar Bill Tour from this summer, exclusive behind the scenes material, as well as 2 rare old videos incl. the classic "Proceed". Both versions will be available simultaneously.
The Roots have long played an integral role in the development of the hip-hop genre, especially its live element. In a testament to their universality, Jay-Z chose the band to accompany him for his MTV Unplugged show and album and earlier this year, The Roots made history with their groundbreaking performance at the world renowned Lincoln Center, in New York City.