The Roots Release Spiritual-Themed Animated Video for ‘Understand’
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Before the Roots drop their 11th studio effort, ‘…and then you shoot your cousin,’ on Tuesday (May 20), the legendary hip-hop band drops another visually captivating video for the spiritual tune, ‘Understand.’
Much like their previous animated video for ‘When the People Cheer,’ the Roots enlisted Joe Baughman to construct a spiritual-themed claymation clip.
In the video, a camera follows a cut-up Benajam Franklin greenback drive around a church on top of a tray as communion wine glasses and Bibles come to life. There’s also shots of a claymation head on a stick morphing into various shapes.
All of this takes place as Black Thought, Dice Raw and Greg Porn speak the gospel truth about mankind, God and the drug game.