The Roots' ?uestlove Announces Fourteenth Album Title

The Roots' ?uestlove takes to Twitter to announce the title of the crew's upcoming LP.

?uestlove has revealed the title for The Roots' upcoming fourteenth album.

Announcing the name on Twitter, the group's drummer stated that the LP will be called &TYSYC, but did not explain what it stands for. "Undun is like a xmas lp. specific setting. Our next lp '&TYSYC' (guess) will be regular. @teramartin @BlackiusMaximus @reverofnolef100," he wrote.

?uesto previously spoke on the follow up to undun, stating that it would have much more energy than its predecessor. “I’ll say that at least four of the submissions [for the new album], they’re above 115 beats per minute. It’s very high energy. Not fist-pumping, but fast. This is just the music stage, not even the lyrical stage. We thought of a title two weeks ago but I am not allowed to say what it is just yet—but you’ll know soon.”

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72 Comments

  • ETK

    I can't wait. The Roots are a very underrated hip-hop group. P.S. these other ETKs talking shit are fakes and trolls.

  • Anonymous

    This is gunna be too good!

  • Fuck Philadelphia

    I was really stunted by all these comments. But, after analyzing all the Roots hate that you all posted, I came to realize that Y'ALL 100 PER CENT RIGHT THE ROOTS AIN'T SHIT LMAO

  • Fuck Philadelphia

    The Roots are over. They ain't got dope shit since '96. so FUCK Y'ALL

  • kennyken

    i mean, i love roots. i've bought every album they've had. but these last few albums have just disappointed me as far as what the root's are capable of. i feel like they are trying to blend conscious and pop. man i wish they'd just go in doing roots. in my opinion, roots haven't been roots in a few albums (3 or 4)

    • Anonymous

      You are a fool. Hip Hop Rap Music Fan all my life All of the Roots albums are important to music history and well recieved at their time. However I firmly believe that these last few albums since Rising Down will be the most remembered and embraced for their versatility and contribution to music as a whole. These guys are responsible for breaking so many new artists through their music, Mos Def, Kweli, Wale, B.I.G. Krit and so many more.. were first brought to the mainstream through Roots albums. I am proud of these guys for continuing to grow as a group and still stay true to their trade without ever selling out and trying to be something they are not. Keep it up guys it will all be worth it. Fck these haters Fck these hoes

    • Str82dapoint

      I completely disagree. I think they've been coming with it and staying consistently brilliant since Things Fall Apart. I even think they get better and better. Game Theory was sick, Rising Down dope, and undun was classic. Black Thought comes with it every verse.

  • showcase

    when is black thought gonna drop that solo album?????

  • cardan

    cant wait, black thought is one of the elite, raps circles around most

  • youngsta

    fuck this old ass lame ass group. they haven't had a hit album since never. black thought and questlove are some of the most boring niggas ever. odd future >>>>>> the roots.

    • ETK

      ^^^ you sound just as stupid as youngsta. No fucking way Black Thought is the best rapper alive.

    • Str82dapoint

      Hilarious that "youngsta" decides to chime in with some ridiculous claim about an "old ass lame ass group"... dude Black Thought is the best rapper alive and will destroy 90% of the rappers out with one verse. Talk again when Odd Future is working on their 14th album on a label like Def Jam. They've had a bunch of hit albums, you just haven't been alive for half of them, and can't understand the rest of them because they say real shit. I bet you think Rakim is boring too because his lyrics are way over your head as well. Don't make me produce a list of their hits. Grow up youngin. Talk to us once you've gotten through the third grade...

    • X

      You must be part of the skinny faggot wearing young money crew. Keep your mouth shut with regards to grown shit. Get back to dick riding the fads and fags.

  • Anonymous

    album should be renamed to AOTY

    • Str82dapoint

      Unfortunately Black Milk already had that album title but I would agree. The Roots come with fire every time they drop an album. They are one of the few groups that can drop an album and I'll buy it without having to hear one song and am never disappointed.

  • Chris

    Cause they ain't shit boooooooooi and you know it!!!

  • Layoh

    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN why all the Roots hate?!

  • micah dancy

    The Roots and Outkast only two groups that can put albums out without listening to know they will be classics only two groups peroid!!!!!!Undun was a classic like the rest always pushing the enevolope

  • Anonymous

    DIS GONNA FLOP. no one checkin for these broke niggas no more

    • X

      Yo fuckhead. Don't make comments on quality music. Keep your dumbass up on current events when it comes to your sorry ass fad/fag rappers from young money and then some.

    • YOUR LIFE SHOULD BE UNDUN

      well that's were your wrong, well there's many ways your wrong in day to day life I'm sure... Fucking giving The Roots hate when you probably never even heard a Roots album! Go Listen To Lil Wayne You Fucking Idiot!

  • Mortis

    Fuck this Obama loving cock sucker.

    • ETK

      ^^^ butt hurt nigga.

    • Anonymous

      oh so "Mortis" IS a troll i've been trying to work it out but all he does is hate on nearly all posts on this site, he might be sucking YMCMB dicks on their posts but I don't check their posts why would I, I actually have good taste in music... "There'll always be trolling, that's the way it is trolling niggas marry trolling bitches and have trolling kids"

  • Anonymous

    HOE DENTALBOY/YOUNGSTA/SO ICY R THE SAME PERSON ANON WIT DA LIST IS THE SAME PERSON THAT AIN'T ETK OR YESSIR #RECOGNIZETROLLING

    • SCHWARZ

      RESPECT I SEE THE QUEEN'S LANGUAGE

    • Anonymous

      nah man I made the list I was just giving my opinion on my list of favourite Roots albums in order I am also "Hip Hop To Be Proud Of!" who made the rant about Trolls.

  • d

    Sweet, undun was awesome. Rising Down is probably my favorite. Hope another Money Making Jam Boys project is in the pipeline otherwise would like to see features from Dice and STS.

  • X

    That's what im talking about. More quality music from this band. They make their beats from instruments and what they put on their albums they perform live. Now obviously for you dumb motherfuckers that is way too over your head. When you make comments that they suck and their albums don't sell. Remember to put in your sentence that you are down with skinny jeans faggots such as Young cocksuckers and their severly lacking talent crew. And don't forget to add in your post that anything that isn't talking about cash, hoes, drinking, slurping and burping at the club is not your type of music. Then I can respect you for being dumb. Cause at least you admit that in your post before just saying this group sucks. Remember there is nothing wrong with you being dumb, just make sure you let us know in your post when you make comments about whether this group has skills or not. The roots are for adults, not for teens and young adults who dick ride fads.

  • welcome to: Hip Hop

    He should just make a solo album called The Blackprint

  • Hip Hop To Be Proud Of!

    I can't believe that Troll's are here! On a Roots post they just straight piss me off now I don't even find it funny to laugh at there pathetic life anymore HipHopDX SORT THIS SHIT OUT... By the way I'm very excited for this album Black Thought is one of my top 5 MC's of all time, I really wouldn't mind if there wasn't any featured MCs on this album just Black Thought.

  • Anonymous

    Not a Bad List of Albums Hopefully &TYSYC Will Be Better... 1. Things Fall Apart 2. undun 3. Game Theory 4. Phrenology 5. How I Got Over 6. Illadelph Halflife 7. The Roots Come Alive 8. Rising Down 9. Do You Want More?!!!??! 10. The Tipping Point 11. Betty Wright: The Movie 12. Wake Up! 13. Organix 14. Present

    • Anonymous

      like your list and respect it Here are my top 5 albums 1. Rising Down 2. Undun 3. How I Got Over 4. Tipping Point 5. Game Theory bonus phrenology Thanks Roots.

    • Str82dapoint

      Game Theory is definitely a slept on classic. It's one of those albums where you had to listen to it a few times to really let it sink in to understand how brilliant it was/is. How I Got Over is incredible as well and in my opinion should have gotten the grammy for Hip Hop album of the year when Recovery got it. You could put The Roots albums on random selection and listen for hours.

    • Anonymous

      The thing is with me listing The Tipping Point at 10 ain't a diss at all it's just a very good list of albums & btw my top 3 Roots album changes on like a weekly bases...

    • Chris

      I mean it probably impossible for me to rank all of the Roots albums, but The Tipping Point is def. in my Top 3....you got it sliding all the way to number 10?? I guess to each his/her own...Also that album was released when I was a freshmen in college so it was definitely a memorable time in my life! BTW - Game Theory is so underrated and slept on!

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  • Anonymous

    More energy.. sounds like "Game Theory" which I persoanlly think is their best album (with Undun as a close second.) I hope so..

    • Chris

      Lol - You could probably get 10 different Roots fans and all 10 would have a different album as their favorite...I love Game Theory though, you might need to give it another listen!

    • Assassin221

      That's funny, I go back and forth on Roots albums but Game Theory is consistently my least favorite. Beats weren't hitting right or something. For me probably Things Fall Apart is on top but damn it's a tough decision. http://www.soundcloud.com/anarchy12

    • Mortis

      anonymous you probably listen to Pimp C.

    • dentalboy

      LOOOOOOOOOOOL The Roots... GTFOH

  • ETK

    The Roots fell off sooooo hard their last album worth listening to was Iladelhpia and that's it fuck The Roots and their families.

  • Fuck Philadelphia

    ewww I'm sick of these niggas their last album flopped harder than a mothaphucka lmao fuck em

  • Colltrane

    Anybody else sick of "So Icy Boi"'s comments? Smh. But I'm looking forward to another masterpiece from The Roots!

    • ^^^^

      Nigga you ain't no blood. You're a poser.

    • YESSIR

      CHRIS WHY DONT YOU KILL YOURSELF FAGGOT? BLOOD GANG SOO WOO 5 LETTERS

    • Chris

      The below comment from "YESSIR" proves my point...then you get a response that says "kill urself faggot."....wow, just wow

    • Chris

      How do we get these trolls on a Legendary Roots Crew article? This whole site is going downhill because you can't even comment on an article and get realistic feedback from people anymore...too much BS hate to filter through...Same thing happened over at SOHH.com and they just turned into a gossip website!

    • mrgreen520

      i know Undun album was dope last year, i'm looking forward to another joint tooo

    • youngsta

      C'mon nigga damn you can't take a fucking joke now you sounding like a real bitch The Roots ain't shit and that's the truth but I ain't crying like you.

  • YESSIR

    NOBODY WANTS ANOTHER ROOTS ALBUM. THESE GUYS ARE WASHED UP AND NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ANOTHER ALBUM FROM THESE CLOWSN. GIVE ME I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING 2 OR GFID! A BUNCH OF LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG ANDAWHOLELOTOFOTHERSHIT

  • So Icy Boi!

    ?uestlove? whooooooooooo? lmaoooooooooooo The Roots? whoooooooooooooooooo? lmaooooooooooooooooo 14th album? wtf? I dont know 1 album from dis old ass nigga. lmaoooooooooooo shoutout to my niggas Weezy, Rozay, Drizzy, Mac Millar, Roman, Baby, Fred Durst, Lil B, One Direction, 2 Pac.... nah I mean 2 CHAINZZZZZ. swag

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