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The Roots stepped out of their house band role last night into the musical guest spot, and with help from DJ A-Trak and the Metropolis Ensemble performed “Never” from their just released …and then you shoot your cousin on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. The stunning, celestial song, featuring Philly musician Patty Crash on vocals, was performed against an all white backdrop that visually captured the starkness of the song. The Roots will be in town for their annual Roots Picnic on Saturday, May 31st.

In his review of the album, The Key’s Sameer Rao wrote:

The Roots, to their immense credit, continue to leverage their immense fame and success to make aurally inventive music that opens worlds that other artists on their level are afraid to touch. …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is a definitive affirmation of this band and genre’s true Roots, as well as crystal clear proof of its continuing innovation and relevance to the immensely complicated world around us.

Read the full review of the album here. Watch “Never” below.

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