The Roots Join the Revolution, Recruit Big Names for Upcoming Album
Just in time for Black History Month, Philadelphia-bred Roots crew jumped in the studio to record a track for the Danny Glover-produced documentary, 'Soundtrack for a Revolution.' The film will feature contemporary artists revamping popular Civil Rights Movement-themed protest songs. Soul singer Anthony Hamilton, jazz trio Soulive and the Blind Boys of Alabama also contributed to this project.
Although it's unknown which protest/freedom song the Roots reworked, we do know that the outfit's frontman Black Thought tried his hand at singing ... and sounded pretty darn good, according to Okayplayer.com.